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December 15--Humanities: The National Endowment for the Humanities is inviting applications for awards under its Masterwork Study program (45.127), for projects that enable elementary and secondary school teachers to study topics in the humanities with experts from higher education. Grants averaging $25,000 each will be awarded to schools, school districts, and higher-education institutions. Contact: Ralph Canevali, Division of Education Programs, N.E.H., 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Room 302, Washington, D.C. 20506; (202) 606-8377.

December 15--Humanities: The National Endowment for the Humanities is inviting applications for awards under its Humanities Collaborative Projects program (45.127), for projects between elementary or secondary schools and higher-education institutions, libraries, or museums that bring together instructors to discuss humanities topics of interest to teachers. Grants averaging $150,000 to $200,00 each will be awarded to local education agencies, schools, higher-education institutions, libraries, and museums. Contact: Michael Lanza, N.E.H., 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Room 302, Washington, D.C. 20506; (202) 606-8377.

December 18--Community service: Nominations are due for the 1993 President's Annual Points of Light Awards, co-sponsored by the Points of Light Foundation, for outstanding individuals and organizations engaged in community service. Any individual, organization, group, family, business, or labor union actively engaged in voluntary community service benefiting a local community or the nation can be nominated. Award categories include: "Excellent Schools and a Culture that Fosters Lifelong Learning''; "A Decent, Drug Free, and Safe Place To Live in a Clean Environment''; "Quality Health Care and a Sense of Well-Being''; "Meaningful Employment Opportunities and the Hope of Economic Advancement''; and "Plentiful Child Care and Youth Developing Good Character and Values.'' Contact: Perry Lucas, President's Annual Points of Light Awards, 736 Jackson Place, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20503; (202) 456-6266.

December 18--Environmental education: Entries are due for the second "Class Act'' Environmental Challenge Competition, sponsored by the Amway Corporation and Newsweek magazine, for young environmentalists in grades 4-8. Cash awards of $7,500 will be presented to eight schools nationwide and will be presented in the name of the winning class demonstrating outstanding environmental stewardship though original projects, campaigns, or fund-raisers. In addition to cash prizes, Amway will present each winning school with a commemorative plaque and individual certificates of merit for each student participating in the project. Each winning school will also be featured in a special advertisement in Newsweek magazine. Contact: "Class Act'' Entry, Amway Creative Resources Inc., Grand Plaza Place, 220 Lyon St., N.W., Suite 567, Grand Rapids, Mich. 49503-2210; (610) 456-1500.

December 24--Science: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Minority Science Improvement program (84.120), for institutional, design, special, and cooperative projects that effect long-range improvement in science education at predominantly minority institutions and increase the number of people, particularly women, entering scientific careers who are members of underrepresented ethnic minorities. An estimated 40 awards ranging from $25,000 to $250,000 each will be awarded to public and private, nonprofit two-year and four-year institutions of higher education with predominantly minority enrollments; consortia of such institutions; and nonprofit and professional science-oriented societies. Contact: Argelia Velez-Rodriguez, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 3022, Washington, D.C. 20202-5251; (202) 708-4662.

December 29--School scheduling: Registration is due for "The Master Schedule Game,'' workshop, sponsored by the California Testing Bureau/Macmillan McGraw-Hill, for instruction on how to plan, organize, design, and evaluate a master schedule for a school, to be held January 5-6 at the Holiday Inn in Stevens Point, Wis. Contact: C.T.B./Columbia Master Schedule Building Workshop, 2500 Garden Rd., Monterey, Calif. 93940-5308; (800) 538-9547.


January 1-February 28--Writing: Entries are due for the "Highlights for Children 1993 Fiction Contest,'' sponsored by Highlights for Children magazine, for anyone interested in writing for children. Entries must be sports stories up to 900 words; stories for beginning readers should not exceed 500 words. Word count should be indicated in the upper right-hand corner of the first page of the manuscript. Three prizes of $1,000 each will be awarded; winning entries will be announced in June 1993. Contact: Fiction Contest, Highlights for Children, 803 Church St., Honesdale, Pa. 18431; (717) 253-1080.

January 3--Consumer education: Applications are due for the 1993 Consumer Credit Education Grants, sponsored by the National Coalition for Consumer Education and AT&T Universal Card Services, to support new projects that deliver practical skills to young adults and low-income, less educated, and non-English-speaking consumers. Nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and schools are eligible. Contact: N.C.C.E./AT&T Consumer Credit Fund, 434 Main St., Suite 201, Chatham, N.J. 07928; (201) 635-1916.

January 4--Humanities: Applications are due for the Independent Study in the Humanities program, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, for elementary and secondary school teachers with at least five years' teaching experience and for school principals. Contact: Independent Study in the Humanities, P.O. Box 135, Ashton, Md. 20861 (for applications), or Barbara Manzon, (202) 347-4171 (for program information).

January 6--Governmental innovation: Applications are due for the 1993 Innovations in State and Local Government Awards, sponsored by Innovations in State and Local Government, for interested state and local governmental units. Ten winners will receive $100,000 grants and 15 finalists will receive $20,000 grants from the Ford Foundation. Programs must be administered or operated under the authority of a state, local, or tribal goverment and must receive at least half of all funds from these sources. All programs must have been in operation for at least one year and must have a proven record of effectiveness. Contact: Innovations Program, Taubman Center for State and Local Government, John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, 79 John F. Kennedy St., Cambridge, Mass. 02138; (617) 495-0558.

January 8--Individuals with disabilities: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Research in Education of Individuals With Disabilities program, for initial career awards (84.023N). An estimated four awards of approximately $75,000 each will be awarded to state and local education agencies, institutions of higher education, and other public agencies and private, nonprofit organizations. Contact: Melville J. Appell, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 3529, Switzer Building, Washington, D.C. 20202-2640; (202) 205-8113.

January 8--Poetry contest: Submissions are due for the 1993 Ann Arlys Bowler Poetry Prize, sponsored by Weekly Reader magazine, for middle and high school students. A $100 savings bond will be presented to six students who submit the best poems; in addition, each poem will be pubished in the April issue of Read magazine. Contact: Ann Arlys Bowler Poetry Prize, Weekly Reader Corporation, Kate Davis, Associate Editor, 245 Long Hill Rd., Middletown, Conn. 06457; (203) 638-2406.

January 11--Children with disabilities: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Early Education for Children With Disabilities program, to provide federal support for a variety of activities designed to address the special problems of infants, toddlers, and preschool-age children with disabilities, and to assist state and local entities in expanding and improving programs and services for those children and their families. An estimated eight awards ranging from $120,000 to $140,000 each will be awarded to public agencies and private, nonprofit organizations. Contact: Joseph Clair, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 4622, Switzer Building, Washington, D.C. 20202-2644; (202) 205-9503.

January 11--Individuals with severe handicaps: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Special Projects and Demonstrations for Providing Vocational Rehabilitation Services to Individuals with Severe Handicaps program. The program gives grants for special projects and demonstrations that hold promise of expanding or otherwise improving rehabilitation services to individuals with severe handicaps who can benefit from innovative and comprehensive services. Approximately $3,940,000 in funds is available to states and other public and nonprofit private agencies and organizations. Contact: Thomas Finch, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 3315, Switzer Building, Washington, D.C. 20202-2650; (202) 205-9796.

January 12--School scheduling: Registration is due for "The Master Schedule Game,'' workshop, sponsored by the California Testing Bureau/Macmillan McGraw-Hill, for instruction on how to plan, organize, design, and evaluate a master schedule for a school, to be held January 19-20 at the Fountain Suites Hotel in Phoenix, Ariz. Contact: C.T.B./Columbia Master Schedule Building Workshop, 2500 Garden Rd., Monterey, Calif. 93940-5308; (800) 538-9547.

January 14--Quality schools: Call for presentations for "Creating the Quality School,'' national conference, sponsored by the Center for the Study of Small/Rural Schools at the University of Oklahoma, for teachers, administrators, school board members, support personnel, state education department employees, higher-education faculty members, and community leaders, to be held March 25-27 at the Holiday Inn Airport West in Oklahoma City, Okla. Contact: Edward W. Chance, Director, C.S.S.R.S.-O.U., 555 Constitution, Room 213, Norman, Okla. 73037-0005; (405) 325-1450; fax: (405) 325-1824.

January 15--Bilingual education: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Transitional Bilingual Education program (84.003D), for projects to establish, operate, or improve programs of transitional bilingual education for limited-English-proficient students. An estimated 57 grants averaging $175,000 each will be awarded to local education agencies and higher-education institutions applying jointly with one or more L.E.A. Contact: Luis Catarineau, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 5086, Washington, D.C. 20202-6641; (202) 205-9700.

January 15--Education research: Call for proposals for the 1993 International Hollingworth Award, sponsored by the Intertel Foundation Inc., for individuals as well as educational organizations, for proposed research in the field of education or psychology of gifted children and youths. A $2,000 award is presented annually. Contact: Roxanne H. Cramer, Chairman, Hollingworth Award Committee, 4300 Sideburn Rd., Fairfax, Va. 22030-3507.

January 15--Horticultural education: Call for papers and presentations for "Children, Plants, and Gardens: Educational Opportunities,'' conference, presented by the American Horticultural Society, to be held August 12-14 at the National 4-H Conference Center, Washington, D.C. The conference will focus on creating and improving educational-gardening programs for children in pre-K through grade 8. Contact: Maureen Heffernan, Education Coordinator, A.H.S., 7931 East Boulevard Dr., Alexandria, Va. 22308; (703) 768-5700; fax: (703) 765-6032.

January 15--Individuals with disabilities: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Clearinghouses for Individuals With Disabilities program, for a national information clearinghouse (84.030A) on the education of children and youths with disabilities. The clearinghouse disseminates information and provides technical assistance to parents, professionals, and other interested parties. One award of about $1,026,000 will be awarded to parties eligible to apply for assistance or to nonprofit organizations or institutions. Contact: Max Mueller, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20202-2651; (202) 205-9554.

January 15--Individuals with disabilities: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Clearinghouses for Individuals With Disabilities program, for a postsecondary clearinghouse (84.030C) on postsecondary education for individuals with disabilities. One award of about $361,000 will be awarded to parties eligible to apply for assistance or to nonprofit organizations or institutions. Contact: Max Mueller, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20202-2651; (202) 205-9554.

January 15--Individuals with disabilities: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Clearinghouses for Individuals With Disabilities program, for a special-education employment clearinghouse (84.030E) designed to encourage students to seek careers and professional personnel to seek employment in fields relating to the education of children and youths with disabilities. One award of about $601,000 will be awarded to parties eligible to apply for assistance or to nonprofit organizations or institutions. Contact: Max Mueller, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20202-2651; (202) 205-9554.

January 15--Middle school activities: Registration is due for"Activities for Leadership, Independence, Fitness/Fun, and Esteem (LIFE),'' sponsored by the National Middle School Activities Association, for all middle school educators, to be held February 13 in Hilton Head, S.C. Contact: Joe Bournonville or Bert VanLuyck, N.M.S.A.A., P.O. Box 207, Pittsburg, Kan. 66762; (800) 723-5882 or (316) 231-2740.
cx12p4 el-300l January 15--Special studies: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Special Studies program, for state agency/federal evaluation-studies projects (84.159A). An estimated six awards of approximately $156,000 each will be awarded to state education agencies. Contact: Susan Sanchez, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 3519, Switzer Building, Washington, D.C. 20202-2640; (202) 205-8998.

January 15--Special alternative instruction: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Special Alternative Instruction program (84.003K), for projects to establish, operate, or improve special alternative-instruction programs for limited-English-proficient students. An estimated 57 awards ranging from $75,000 to $300,000 each will be awarded to local education agencies and higher-education institutions applying jointly with one or more L.E.A. Contact: Robert Trifiletti, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 5086, Washington, D.C. 20202-6641; (202) 205-9700.

January 15--Special studies: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Special Studies program, for state agency/federal evaluation-studies projects (84.159F). An estimated five awards of approximately $50,000 each will be awarded to state education agencies. Contact: Susan Sanchez, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 3519, Switzer Building, Washington, D.C. 20202-2640; (202) 205-8998.

January 15--Teacher fellowships: Applications are due for the 1993 James Madison Fellowships, sponsored by the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation, for in-service high school teachers of American history, government, and social studies and for graduating or recently graduated collegians who wish to become secondary school teachers of the same subjects. Fellowships carry a maximum stipend of $24,00 over the period of study (up to two years full time for recent collegians; up to five years part time for teachers) to cover the costs of tuition, fees, books, room, and board. Contact: James Madison Memorial Fellowship Program, P.O. Box 4030, Iowa City, Iowa; 52243-4030; (202) 653-8700.

January 18--School scheduling: Registration is due for "The Master Schedule Game,'' workshop, sponsored by the California Testing Bureau/Macmillan McGraw-Hill, for instruction on how to plan, organize, design, and evaluate a master schedule for a school, to be held January 25-25 at the Doubletree Hotel Pasadena in Pasadena, Calif. Contact: C.T.B./Columbia Master Schedule Building Workshop, 2500 Garden Rd., Monterey, Calif. 93940-5308; (800) 538-9547.

January 21--School scheduling: Registration is due for "The Master Schedule Game,'' workshop, sponsored by the California Testing Bureau/Macmillan McGraw-Hill, for instruction on how to plan, organize, design, and evaluate a master schedule for a school, to be held January 28-29 at the Doubletree Hotel Austin in Austin, Tex. Contact: C.T.B./Columbia Master Schedule Building Workshop, 2500 Garden Rd., Monterey, Calif. 93940-5308; (800) 538-9547.

January 22--Bilingual education: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its State Education Agency bilingual programs (84.194Q), for projects that collect, aggregate, analyze, and publish information on limited-English-proficient persons and improve the effectiveness of bilingual-education programs. An estimated 10 awards of approximately $75,000 each will be awarded to state education agencies. Contact: Harpeet Sandhu, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 5086, Washington, D.C. 20202-6641; (202) 205-9808.

January 22--Youths with disabilities: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Secondary Education and Transitional Services for Youth With Disabilities program, for model demonstration projects to identify and teach skills necessary for self-determination (84.158K). An estimated four awards ranging from $110,000 to $120,000 each will be awarded to institutions of higher education, state and local education agencies, and other appropriate public and private, nonprofit institutions or agencies (including the state job-training coordinating councils and service-delivery-area adminstrative entities established under the Job Training Partnership Act). Contact: Joseph Clair, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 4622, Switzer Building, Washington, D.C. 20202\2466; (202) 205-9503.

January 26--School scheduling: Registration is due for "The Master Schedule Game,'' workshop, sponsored by the California Testing Bureau/Macmillan McGraw-Hill, for instruction on how to plan, organize, design, and evaluate a master schedule for a school, to be held February 2-3 at the Sheraton Plaza Hotel in King of Prussia, Pa. Contact: C.T.B./Columbia Master Schedule Building Workshop, 2500 Garden Rd., Monterey, Calif. 93940-5308; (800) 538-9547.

January 27--Bilingual education: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Bilingual Education: Educational Personnel Training program, to provide assistance to meet the need for additional or better-trained personnel for programs for limited-English-proficient persons. An estimated 17 awards ranging from $65,000 to $190,000 each will be awarded to institutions of higher education. Contact: Cynthia J. Ryan, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 5086, Switzer Building, Washington, D.C. 20202-6642; (202) 205-8722.

January 29--Children with severe disabilities: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Children With Severe Disabilities program, for outreach serving students with severe disabilities in integrated environments (84.086U). An estimated three awards ranging from $135,000 to $140,000 each will be awarded to any public- or private- nonprofit organizations or institutions. Contact: Joseph Clair, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 4622, Switzer Building, Washington, D.C. 20202-2466; (202) 205-9503.

January 29--Culture: Entries are due for "Culture for Life,'' an essay contest sponsored by the Bravo cultural channel, which works to expand access to and appreciation of the arts to high school classes. The contest is open to all high school students; entries must be typed, double-spaced, and submitted with a copy of the official entry form. Grant awards of $500, $300, and $200 will be given out. Contact: Bravo Essay Contest, 150 Crossways Park West, Woodbury, N.Y. 11797; (516) 364-2222.

January 29--Principals: Nominations are due for the National Principals' Leadership Academy, sponsored by the University of Delaware, to be held July 11-23 at the university in Newark, Del. The academy will provide intensive training designed to build leadership skills. Contact: Sue Fuhrmann, College of Education, U.D., Newark, Del. 19716; (302) 831-6072.

January 29--Reading: Applications are due for "People Who Read Achieve,'' literary-grants program, sponsored by the Capitol Division of 7-Eleven Stores, to heighten awareness of the literacy issue and support local organizations working to reduce illiteracy rates. Grants of $500 to $2,000 will be awarded on a competitive basis in May 1993 to community-based literacy organizations; applicants must have 501 (c) (3) status and provide services to residents of Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, or the District of Columbia. Contact: "People Who Read Achieve,'' 5300 Shawnee Rd., Alexandria, Va. 22312; (703) 658-8520.

January 29--Teacher education: Registration is due for "America's Children and Youth: The Challenge for Teacher Education,'' annual conference, sponsored by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, for deans, administrators, and faculty members in institutions of higher education as well as teachers and others interested in the future of children and youths. The conference will be held February 24-27 at the Sheratons on Harbor Island in San Diego, Calif. Contact: Sonja McCoy, AACTE, 1 Dupont Circle, Suite 610, Washington, D.C. 20036-1186; (202) 293-2450.


February 1--Gifted students: Call for proposals for "High Potential at Risk: Taking a Positive Approach,'' sixth annual national conference of the Association for the Education of Gifted Underachieving Students, sponsored by AEGUS, to be held April 23-24 in Portland, Ore., and open to all educators. The conference will discuss information, strategies, and programs that emphasize the strengths and talents of gifted students who are at risk for underdevelopment of their abilities. Contact: F. Richard Olenchak, Program Chair, 1993 AEGUS Conference, University of Alabama, College of Education, Box 870231, Tuscaloosa, Ala. 35487-0231; (205) 348-7340.

February 1--Problem-based learning: Applications are due for "The Institute in Problem-Based Learning for Educational Administration,'' sponsored by Peabody College of Vanderbilt University and by Stanford University, to be held May 23-28 at Stanford University in California. Contact: Charles Hausman, Center for Advanced Study of Educational Leadership, P.C.-V.U., Nashville, Tenn. 37203; (615) 343-7092; fax: (615) 343-7094.

February 3--School scheduling: Registration is due for "The Master Schedule Game,'' workshop, sponsored by the California Testing Bureau/Macmillan McGraw-Hill, for instruction on how to plan, organize, design, and evaluate a master schedule for a school, to be held February 10-11 at the Chicago Marriott-Schaumburg in Schaumburg, Ill. Contact: C.T.B./Columbia Master Schedule Building Workshop, 2500 Garden Rd., Monterey, Calif. 93940-5308; (800) 538-9547.

February 8--Deaf-blindness: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Services for Children with Deaf-Blindness program, to provide technical assistance to state and multistate projects designed to serve children with deaf-blindness, and to agencies preparing adolescents with deaf-blindness for adult placement. The program will also conduct research, development, replication, pre-service and in-service training, and other activities to benefit children with deaf-blindness. One award of approximately $950,000 will be made to a public or private, nonprofit agency or institution, including an American Indian tribe or a tribally controlled school. Contact: Joseph Clair, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 4622, Washington, D.C. 20202-2644; (202) 205-9503.

  • February 9--School scheduling: Registration is due for "The Master Schedule Game,'' workshop, sponsored by the California Testing Bureau/Macmillan McGraw-Hill, for instruction on how to plan, organize, design, and evaluate a master schedule for a school, to be held at the Holiday Inn Crown Plaza in Burlingame, Calif. Contact: C.T.B./Columbia Master Schedule Building Workshop, 2500 Garden Rd., Monterey, Calif. 93940-5308; (800) 538-9547.

February 11--School scheduling: Registration is due for "The Master Schedule Game,'' workshop, sponsored by the California Testing Bureau/Macmillan McGraw-Hill, for instruction on how to plan, organize, design, and evaluate a master schedule for a school, to be held at the Holiday Inn Southeast in Aurora, Colo. Contact: C.T.B./Columbia Master Schedule Building Workshop, 2500 Garden Rd., Monterey, Calif. 93940-5308; (800) 538-9547.

February 12--Individuals with disabilities: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Research in Education of Individuals With Disabilities program, for advancing and improving the research knowledge base (84.023A). An estimated 14 awards of approximately $75,000 each will be awarded to state and local education agencies, institutions of higher education, and other public agencies and private, nonprofit organizations. Contact: Thomas Hanley, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 3526, Switzer Building, Washington, D.C. 20202-2640; (202) 205-8110.

February 15--Elementary science: Registration is due for the fifth annual leadership institutes of the National Science Resources Center, sponsored by the N.S.R.C. and the Smithsonian Institution, for teachers, science supervisors, school administrators, scientists, and business/industry persons, to be held in Washington, D.C., during the weeks of June 21-25 and July 26-30. Participants will learn how to encourage and foster hands-on science teaching in their school districts. Contact: Director of Outreach, N.S.R.C./Smithsonian Institution, 900 Jefferson Dr., S.W., Room 1201, Washington, D.C. 20560; (202) 287-2063.

February 15--Student achievement: The National Science Foundation is seeking applications for comprehensive school-system-reform projects that increase minority-student enrollment in science and mathematics classes. An estimated three to four awards of approximately $500,000 each will be awarded to local education agencies, particularly those with high minority-student enrollments. Contact: Costello Brown or Wanda Ward, Division of Human Resources Development, N.S.F., 1800 G St., N.W., Room 1225, Washington, D.C. 20550; (202) 357-7461.

February 18--School scheduling: Registration is due for "The Master Schedule Game,'' workshop, sponsored by the California Testing Bureau/Macmillan McGraw-Hill, for instruction on how to plan, organize, design, and evaluate a master schedule for a school, to be held February 25-26 at the Columbus Marriot North in Columbus, Ohio. Contact: C.T.B./Columbia Master Schedule Building Workshop, 2500 Garden Rd., Monterey, Calif. 93940-5308; (800) 538-9547.

February 18--School scheduling: Registration is due for "The Master Schedule Game,'' workshop, sponsored by the California Testing Bureau/Macmillan McGraw-Hill, for instruction on how to plan, organize, design, and evaluate a master schedule for a school, to be held February 23-24 at the Sturbridge Host Hotel in Sturbridge, Mass. Contact: C.T.B./Columbia Master Schedule Building Workshop, 2500 Garden Rd., Monterey, Calif. 93940-5308; (800) 538-9547.

February 19--Foreign-language materials: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Foreign Language Materials Acquisition program, to acquire foreign-language materials. An estimated 31 awards ranging from $4,000 to $125,000 each will be awarded to state and local public libraries. Contact: Nancy Cavanaugh, Library Development Staff, Library Programs, U.S.E.D., 555 New Jersey Ave., N.W., Room 404, Washington, D.C. 20208-5571; (202) 219-1315.

February 25--School scheduling: Registration is due for "The Master Schedule Game,'' workshop, sponsored by the California Testing Bureau/Macmillan McGraw-Hill, for instruction on how to plan, organize, design, and evaluate a master schedule for a school, to be held March 4-5 at the Kansas City Airport Marriott in Kansas City, Mo. Contact: C.T.B./Columbia Master Schedule Building Workshop, 2500 Garden Rd., Monterey, Calif. 93940-5308; (800) 538-9547.

February 28--Geography: Project submissions are due for the American Express Geography Competition, sponsored by the American Express Travel Related Services Company Inc. and the American Express Philanthropic Program, for 6th- through 12th-grade students and their teacher-sponsors. Students may choose one of three categories to enter: "Managing the Environment in a Changing World,'' "The Geography of Travel and Trade,'' or "Geographic Patterns of Cultural Contact and Cultural Diversity.'' Travel prizes will be awarded to student winners in each category: first place, $15,000; second place, $10,000; third place, $5,000. The teacher-sponsor for each winning entry is awarded $1,500. Contact: Ms. Atlas Map, (800) 395-GLOBE.

March 8--Children with disabilities: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Early Education Program for Children With Disabilities, to provide federal support for a variety of activities designed to address the special problems of infants, toddlers, and preschool-age children with disabilities, and to assist state and local entities in expanding and improving programs and services for such children and their families. An estimated five awards ranging from $140,000 to $160,000 each will be awarded to states that are eligible for grants or cooperative agreements under this competition. Contact: Jospeh Clair, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 4622, Switzer Building, Washington, D.C. 20202-2644; (202) 205-9503.

March 12--Educational equity: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Women's Educational Equity program, for projects that promote educational equity for girls and women, particularly those who suffer multiple discrimination based on sex and race, disability, national origin, or age. An estimated eight general-project grants (84.083A), ranging from $50,000 to $150,000 each, and five challenge grants (84.083B), ranging from $30,000 to $40,000 each, will be awarded to local education agencies, other public agencies and institutions, student and community groups, and individuals. The U.S.E.D. will fund only projects that develop a new education, training, or counseling program, or other programs that increase the interest and participation of women in mathematics, science, and computer science. Contact: Carrolyn Andrews, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 2049, Washington, D.C. 20202-6239; (202) 401-1342.

March 15--Developmental educators: Applications are due for the 1993 Kellogg Institute for the Training and Certification of Developmental Educators, to be held June 25-July 23 on the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C. The program, designed for faculty members, counselors, and administrators from developmental and learning-assistance programs, will deal with current techniques for promoting learning improvement. Contact: Elaini Bingham, Director of the K.I., or Margaret Mock, Administrative Assistant, National Center for Developmental Education, A.S.U., Boone, N.C. 28608; (704) 262-3057.

March 15--Humanities: The National Endowment for the Humanities is inviting applications for awards under its Masterwork Study program (45.127), for projects that enable elementary and secondary teachers to study topics in the humanities with experts from higher education. Grants averaging $25,000 each will be awarded to schools, school districts, and higher-education institutions. Contact: Ralph Canevali, Division of Education Programs, N.E.H., 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Room 302, Washington, D.C. 20506; (202) 606-8377.

March 15--Humanities: The National Endowment for the Humanities is inviting applications for awards under its Humanities Collaborative Projects program (45.127), for projects between elementary or secondary schools and higher-education institutions, libraries, or museums that bring together instuctors to discuss humanities topics of interest to teachers. Grants averaging $150,000 to $200,00 each will be awarded to local education agencies, schools, higher-education institutions, libraries, and museums. Contact: Michael Lanza, N.E.H., 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Room 302, Washington, D.C. 20506; (202) 606-8377.

  • March 30--History: Applications are due for "Beyond the Industrial Revolution in the Middle School: Teacher Enhancement in Interdisciplinary Studies,'' summer institute, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Tsongas Industrial History Center, to be held July 12-30 in Lowell, Mass. The institute will bring 30 teachers from across the United States together with scientists, engineers, and historians in an effort to discover how topics relating to industrial history can be used effectively within current curricula to stimulate student interest in science and technology. Contact: T.I.H.C., Boott Cotton Mills Museum, 400 Foot of John St., Lowell, Mass. 01852; (508) 970-5080; fax: (508) 970-5085.


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