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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 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.

  • April 16--Secondary schools: The U.S. Information Agency is inviting applications for projects to conduct semester and academic-year exchanges of American youths ages 15 to 18, with the former Warsaw Pact countries of Poland, Hungary, the Czech and Slovak republics, Bulgaria, Romania, and the former German Democratic Republic. Applicants must show how American and foreign youths will interact to exchange ideas, values, and information. About $1 million will be awarded to nonprofit education and cultural institutions. Contact: Robert Persiko, European Programs, U.S.I.A., 301 4th St., S.W., Room 357, Washington, D.C. 20547; (202) 619-6299.
  • April 27--Rehabilitation research: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for an award for a rehabilitation research and training center in pediatric-trauma rehabilitation. An estimated one award of $500,000 will be awarded to a state or public or private agency or organization, including institutions of higher education and Indian tribes and tribal organizations. The center must be operated by or in collaboration with an institution of higher education or a provider of rehabilitation services or other appropriate services. Contact: William Whalen, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20202; (202) 205-9141.
  • April 30--Art education: Registration is due for "Modern Art: 1900-1940,'' summer institute, sponsored by the Education Division of the National Gallery of Art, for teachers of all subjects and grades K-12, including former institute participants, to be held July 12-17 (Session I), July 26-31 (Session II), and August 9-14 (Session III) at the gallery in Washington, D.C. The institute is designed to meet teachers' personal- and professional-enrichment needs and to discuss teaching resources and models for instruction. Contact: Department of Teacher and School Programs, Education Division, N.G.A., Washington, D.C. 20565; (202)842-6353.
  • April 30--Education innovation: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Innovation in Education program, which provides grants for projects that show promise of identifying and disseminating innovative educational approaches at the elementary and secondary levels. An estimated seven awards ranging from $100,000 to $300,000 each will be awarded to state 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, U.S.E.D., 555 New Jersey Ave., N.W., Room 522, Washington, D.C. 20208-5524; (202) 219-1496.
  • April 30--Teacher-educators: Submissions are due for the "Distinguished Dissertation in Teacher Education Award,'' sponsored by the Association of Teacher Educators, to encourage, recognize, and promote exemplary doctoral-level research that substantially contributes to the improvement of teacher education. Special recognition will also be extended to the professor who directs the winning dissertation. Contact: Gerald H. Krockover, Purdue University, School of Education, 1443 Matthews Hall, Room 106, West Lafayette, Ind. 47907-1443; (317) 494-5580.


  • May 1--Charter schools: Call for presentations for "Enterprising Educators,'' conference sponsored by the American Association of Educators in Private Practice, to discuss charter schools and private practices of teachers contracting with schools to educate students, to be held August 13-14 in Madison, Wis. Contact: Chris Yelich, A.A.E.P.P., N7425 Switzke Rd., Watertown, Wis. 53094; (800) 252-3280 or (414) 699-3280.
  • May 1--Teacher awards: Proposals are due for the National Endowment for the Humanities/Reader's Digest Teacher-Scholar Awards, sponsored by the N.E.H., for elementary and secondary school humanities teachers. The program enables teachers of literature, language arts, history and social studies, and classics and foreign languages to receive support for an academic year of full-time independent study; the grant award is intended to replace, or to supplement other grants and sabbatical pay, up to the amount of the academic-year salary. Contact: N.E.H./Reader's Digest Teacher-Scholar Program, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Room 302, Washington, D.C. 20506; (202) 606-8377.
  • May 10--Rehabilitation research: The National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research of the U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards for Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers in various program areas for fiscal 1993. An estimated 14 awards, ranging from an estimated $400,000 to $650,000, will be granted to state and public agencies or organizations, private agencies or organizations, institutions of higher education, and/or American Indian tribes and tribal organizations. Contact: William Whalen, N.I.D.R.R., U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 3417 Switzer Building, Washington, D.C. 20202-2704; (202) 205-9141; TDD: (202) 205-5474.
  • May 10--Substance abuse: The U.S. Health and Human Services Department is inviting applications for projects to conduct meetings and conferences to coordinate and exchange information on preventing tobacco, alcohol, and other substance abuse. Conferences should focus on knowledge dissemination, consensus-building, and health-promotion concepts and practices among high-risk youths. An estimated 15 projects, funded at up to $50,000 each, will be awarded to local education agencies, higher-education institutions, and other public and private nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Contact: Office of Budget, Planning, and Evaluation, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, U.S. Health and Human Services Department, Rockwall II, Ninth Floor, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Md. 20857; (301) 443-6980.
  • May 14--Immigrant education: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Emergency Immigrant Education program, to provide financial assistance for supplementary educational services and costs for eligible immigrant children enrolled in elementary and secondary public and nonpublic schools. An estimated total of $29.5 million will be awarded to state education agencies. Contact: Harpeet K. Sandhu, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 5086, Mary E. Switzer Building, Washington, D.C. 20202-6641; (202) 205-9808.
  • May 15--Teacher recognition: Applications are due for the "Good Neighbor Awards,'' sponsored by the State Farm Insurance Companies in conjunction with the National Council for the Social Studies, the National Council of Teachers of English, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and the National Science Teachers Association. The awards are intended to provide national recognition to members of the teaching profession whose interest, involvement, leadership, and innovation personify the "good neighbor'' philosophy. Recipients will be recognized through advertisements in national newspapers, and State Farm will make a cash contribution to an educational organization chosen by each winner. Contact: Sara Wallace, N.C.S.S., 3501 Newark St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016-3167; (202) 966-7840.
  • May 20--Social issues: Nominations are due for the "Defense of Academic Freedom Award,'' co-sponsored by the National Council for the Social Studies and cosponsored by Social Issues Resources Series Inc., to recognize an individual who has contributed significantly to the preservation of academic freedom in ways related to social-studies education. Contact: N.C.S.S., 3501 Newark St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016-3167; (202) 966-7840.
  • May 28--Libraries: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for a new award under its Library Research and Demonstration Program, for research and demonstration programs related to the improvement of libraries, including the promotion of economical and efficient delivery of information, cooperative efforts, developmental projects, education in library and information science, and dissemination of information derived from such projects. An estimated one award of $2.48 million will be awarded to an institution of higher education or other public or private agency, institution, or organization. Contact: Neal Kaske or Louise V. Sutherland, U.S.E.D., 555 New Jersey Ave., N.W., Room 404, Washington, D.C. 20208-5571; (202) 219-1315.


  • June 1--Educational research: Proposals are due for papers and symposia for the Northeastern Educational Research Association 24th Annual Conference, to be held in Ellenville, N.Y., on October 27-29. Both quantitative and qualitative designs are invited. Contact: John Larson, Montgomery County Public Schools, 850 Hungerford Dr., Rockville, Md. 20850, (301) 279-3174; or Betty Gittman, Board of Cooperative Educational Services of Nassau County, Valentines and Plain Roads, Westbury, N.Y. 11590, (516) 997-8700.
  • June 1--Social studies: Nominations are due for the "Outstanding Elementary Social Studies Teacher of the Year Award,'' sponsored by the National Council for the Social Studies and co-sponsored by Weekly Reader magazine, to recognize a current K-6 classroom teacher. Nominees must teach social studies at least half time in a departmentalized school setting, or regularly and systematically in an elementary school setting. Nominees must also have maintained current N.C.S.S. membership status for at least two years prior to the nomination date. Contact: N.C.S.S., 3501 Newark St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016-3167; (202) 966-7840.
  • June 1--Social studies: Nominations are due for the "Outstanding Middle Level Social Studies Teacher of the Year Award,'' co-sponsored by Scholastic Inc., to recognize a current 5-8 classroom teacher. Nominees must teach social studies at least half time in a departmentalized school setting, or regularly and systematically in an elementary school setting. Nominees must also have maintained current N.C.S.S. membership status for at least two years prior to the nomination date. Contact: N.C.S.S., 3501 Newark St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016-3167; (202) 966-7840.
  • June 1--Social studies: Nominations are due for the "Outstanding Secondary Social Studies Teacher of the Year Award,'' sponsored by the National Council for the Social Studies and co-sponsored by Time Education Programs, to recognize two current classroom teachers of grades 7-12. Nominees must teach social studies at least half time, and must also have maintained current N.C.S.S. membership status for at least two years prior to the nomination date. Contact: N.C.S.S., 3501 Newark St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016-3167; (202) 966-7840.
  • August 15--Social studies: Nominations are due for the "Spirit of America Award,'' sponsored by the National Council for the Social Studies and co-sponsored by the National Council for the Social Studies, presented to an individual inside or outside the social-studies teaching profession who has made a significant or special contribution to society that exemplifies the American democractic spirit and who would not be recognized by any other N.C.S.S award. Contact: N.C.S.S, 3501 Newark St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016-3167; (202) 966-7840.
  • August 27--'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 September 27-28 in Atlanta, Ga. 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.


  • September 1--Geography: Nominations are due for the Geography Grant, sponsored by the National Council for the Social Studies and co-sponsored by the George Cram Company. The grant is designed to encourage the production of high-quality geography materials that go beyond the textbook and reinforce the concepts of the five themes that serve as the curriculuar organizers of geography. The $2,500 award is presented to a proposal for a program incorporating the study of geography into the social-studies curriculum and is based on the strength of the program's rational, the feasibility of its implementation, the number of teachers and students served, and its potential for continuation after initial implementation. Contact: N.C.S.S., 3501 Newark St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20016-3167; (202) 966-7840.
  • September 10--Substance abuse: The U.S. Health and Human Services Department is inviting applications for projects to conduct meetings and conferences to coordinate and exchange information on preventing tobacco, alcohol, and other substance abuse. Conferences should focus on knowledge dissemination, consensus-building, and health promotion concepts and practices among high-risk youths. An estimated 15 projects, funded at up to $50,000 each, will be awarded to local education agencies, higher-education institutions, and other public and private nonprofit and for-profit organizations. Contact: Office of Budget, Planning, and Evaluation, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, U.S. Health and Human Services Department, Rockwall II, Ninth Floor, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Md. 20857, (301) 443-6980.


  • November 21--Staff development: Registration is due for the National Staff Development Council's annual conference, to be held Dec. 11-15 at the Loews Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Tex. Contact: Shirley Havens, N.S.D.C., P.O. Box 240, Oxford, Ohio 45056; (800) 727-7288.


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