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March 1-June 1--Principals: Applications are due for the 1993 Vanderbilt International Institute for Principals, sponsored by the Center for Advanced Study of Educational Leadership at Vanderbilt University, for elementary and secondary school principals from the United States, Canada, and abroad, to be held July 4-16 at Peabody College of V.U. in Nashville, Tenn. The institute will focus on research and practice related to administrative problem-solving, school-based management, and school restructuring. Contact: Phillip Hallinger, (800) 288-3357 or (615) 343-7092; or C.A.S.E.L., Box 503, P.C.-V.U., Nashville, Tenn. 37203.

March 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 April 1-2 at the Richmond Marriott in Richmond, Va. Contact: C.T.B./Columbia Master Schedule Building Workshop, 2500 Garden Rd., Monterey, Calif. 93940-5308; (800) 538-9547.

March 26--Youth professionals: Registration is due for "Strategies for Working With Challenged Youth: Awareness to Action,'' 19th annual National Youth Professionals' Institute, sponsored by Work, Achievement, Values, and Education (WAVE), to be held April 4-7 at the Hotel Inter-Continental in Miami, Fla. Contact: Delores Parker, WAVE Inc., 501 School St., S.W., Suite 600, Washington, D.C. 20024; (202) 484-0103.

March 29--Computer-based instruction: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Fund for Innovation in Education: Computer-Based Instruction program, to provide support for projects that strengthen and expand computer-based education resources in public and private elementary and secondary schools. Five to eight awards ranging from $50,000 to $200,000 each will be awarded to state education and local education agencies, institutions of higher education, private schools, and other public and private agencies, organizations, and institutions, or consortia of those agencies. Contact: Shirley Steele or Jaymie L. Lewis, U.S.E.D., 555 New Jersey Ave., N.W., Room 522, Washington, D.C. 20208-5524; (202) 219-1496.

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.

March 30--Middle school teachers: Applications are due for "Beyond the Industrial Revolution in the Middle School: Teacher Enhancement in Science, Mathematics, and Technology Through Interdisciplinary Studies,'' 1993 summer institute, sponsored by the Tsongas Industrial History Center, for teachers of all subjects, to be held July 12-30 in Lowell, Mass. The institute is designed to show how topics relating to industrial history can be used within current curricula to stimulate student interest in science and technology. Participants will each receive three University of Massachusetts-Lowell graduate credits and a $900 stipend. Contact: T.I.H.C., Boott Cotton Mills Museum, 400 Foot of John St., Lowell, Mass. 01852; (508) 970-5080.

  • March 31--Social studies: Nominations are due for the "Social Studies Programs of Excellence Awards,'' sponsored by the National Council for the Social Studies, to recognize a total of two outstanding social-studies programs chosen from district, elementary, middle/junior high, senior high, or teacher education (pre- and in-service) levels. Programs eligible must be currently implemented and complete with N.C.S.S. Standards for the Preparation of Social Studies Teachers and N.C.S.S. Social Studies Curriculum Guidelines. Each state and the District of Columbia can select up to five winners; only two of the state winners can be nominated for the national award. Contact: N.C.S.S., 3501 Newark St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016-3167; (202) 966-7840.


  • April 1--Mathematics and science: Applications are due for "Initiative III'' of the Annenberg/Corporation for Public Broadcasting Math and Science Project, for K-12 teachers, to target the need for new approaches to communicating with the public about math and science education. Applications are invited to develop and to implement new, cost-effective strategies for educating the public, especially parents, about these issues. Up to $1.5 million in funds are available for the projects. Contact: A./C.P.B.M.S.P., Attn: Guidelines, 901 E St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004-2037; (202) 879-9658.
  • April 1--Mathematics and science: Applications are due for "Initiative IV'' of the Annenberg/Corporation for Public Broadcasting Math and Science Project, for K-12 teachers, to encourage better information sharing among the many educators involved in math and science reform and to encourage the development of new strategies to address math and science reform. The project will award planning grants of up to $75,000; total funds of up to $225,000 are available for the projects. Contact: A./C.P.B.M.S.P., Attn: Guidelines, 901 E St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004-2037; (202) 879-9658.
  • April 1--Music students: Applications are due for the 1993 National Federation of Music Clubs Summer Music Scholarships, sponsored by the N.F.M.C., for students in piano, strings, and orchestra. Applicants must be at least 14 years old, but no older than 25, and be native or naturalized U.S. citizens. Winners will each receive $400 for study and will be selected by tape or live audition. Contact: Lucy H. Millard, N.F.M.C., 230 N. Craig St., #205, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15213; (412) 621-6305.
  • April 1--Music students: Applications are due for the Eleanor Pascoe Scholarship in Voice, at the Chautauqua Music School in Chautauqua, N.Y., for violin students. Applicants must be at least 16 years old, but no older than 25, and be native or naturalized U.S. citizens. The scholarship amount is $500. Contact: C.M.S., Box 28, Chautauqua, N.Y. 14722; (716) 357-6232.
  • April 1--Social studies: Nominations are due for "Expectations and Excellence in Social Studies: Developing Civic Competence,'' grant projects, sponsored by the National Council for the Social Studies' Fund for the Advancement of Social Studies Education. Two grants of up to $1,000 each will be awarded from among the categories of grades K-5, 6-9, 10-12, and college/university (teacher education). Contact: N.C.S.S., 3501 Newark St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016-3167; (202) 966-7840.
  • April 2--'Tech prep': Registration is due for the "1993 National Tech Prep Network Spring Conference,'' sponsored by the Center for Occupational Research and Development, to be held May 3-4 in Anaheim, Calif. The conference is open to all those involved in planning or implementing local tech-prep programs. Contact: C.O.R.D./N.T.P.N., P.O. Box 21689, Waco, Tex. 76702-1689; (800) 972-2766; fax: (817) 772-8972.
  • April 5--Transportation services: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Transportation Services Demonstration Projects program, to provide transportation services in geographic areas that do not have fixed-route transportation or comparable paratransit services for individuals with disabilities who are employed or seeking employment or are receiving vocational-rehabilitation services. An estimated five awards ranging from $300,000 to $500,000 each will be awarded to states and public or private, nonprofit agencies and organizations. Contact: Pamela Martin, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 3414, Switzer Building, Washington, D.C. 20202-2740; (202) 205-8494.
  • April 10--Alternative education: Call for proposals for "Weaving the Future,'' 23rd annual conference, sponsored by Colorado Options in Education, to be held June 24-27 at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo. The conference is open to representatives from any program, school, or learning community seeking ideas for the redesign of learning, for offering choices for students and parents, or for working with students at risk of failure in their conventional settings. Contact: Mary Ellen Sweeney, C.O.E., 98 North Wadsworth Blvd., #127, Box 191, Lakewood, Colo. 80226; (303) 458-4313.
  • April 10--Childhood education: Submissions are due for "Circle of Inclusion: Families, Children, Schools, Community,'' international study conference, sponsored by the Association for Childhood Education International, to be held March 20-April 2, 1994, in New Orleans, La. The conference will include teachers, teacher-educators, college students, day-care personnel, and other care-givers and will feature symposia on developmentally appropriate practices, family and community involvement, issues and implications of America 2000, professional development, and the alleviation of bias. Contact: Marilyn Gardner, Director of Conferences, A.C.E.I., 11501 Georgia Ave., Suite 315, Wheaton, Md. 20902; (301) 942-2443.
  • April 15--Middle schools: Registration is due for "Activities in Leadership, Independence, Fitness/Fun, and Esteem (LIFE),'' workshop, sponsored by the National Middle School Activities Association, to be held May 8, in Seattle, Wash. The workshop is intended to assist participants in the planning and developing of age-appropriate activity programs for early adolescents. Contact: Joe Bournonville or Bert VanLuyck, P.O. Box 207, Pittsburg, Kan. 66762; (800) 723-5882 or (316) 231-2740.


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