From Federal Sources
U.S. Education Department
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20024
Seven grants were recently awarded for family-literacy programs to serve Native American children and adults, under the Even Start Literacy Program. Following is a list of the recipients by state.
Arizona. Pascua Yaqui Tribe, Tucson. California. Covelo Indian Community Council, Covelo. Kansas. Kickapoo Tribe in Kansas, Powhattan. North Dakota. Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, Belcourt. Oklahoma. Cherokee Nation, Tahlequah. Washington. Makah Tribal Council, Neah Bay. Wisconsin. Forest County Potawatomi Committee, Crandon.
From Private Sources
The Bush Foundation
E-900 First National Bank Building
332 Minnesota St.
St. Paul, Minn. 55101-1387
Equity in math and science. To support the PLUS Center, which provides mathematics and science programs for parents, teachers, and female and minority students in Duluth and northeastern Minnesota: $325,106 to the College of St. Scholastica, Duluth, Minn.
Equity in math and science. To evaluate six years of Bush Foundation grant-making in the area of female and minority achievement in mathematics and science: $113,866 to the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women, Wellesley, Mass.
of New York
437 Madison Ave.
New York, N.Y. 10022
Adolescent sexuality. Toward projects concerned with the electronic media and adolescent sexuality: $200,000 (over two years) to the Center for Population Options, Washington, D.C.
Advocacy. Toward a program of education litigation and advocacy: $750,000 (over three years) to the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Los Angeles, Calif.
Chapter 1. Toward dissemination of an independent commission's report on the federal Chapter 1 compensatory-education program: $200,000 (over two years) to the American Association for Higher Education, Washington, D.C.
Child care. Toward policy development and public education about improving the working conditions and compensation of child-care workers: $200,000 (over 18 months) to the Child Care Employee Project, Oakland, Calif.
Childhood mortality. For a study of childhood mortality in the United States: $58,300 (over eight months) to the Citizens Fund, Washington, D.C.
Children. For planning a center for the study of children and youths: $97,350 (over one year) to Duke University, Durham, N.C.
Drug policy. For research and writing on national drug policies: $70,000 (over six months) to the Carnegie Corporation of New York.
Health. Toward a global commission on women's health: $100,000 (over one year) to the World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland.
Health centers. Toward meetings on school-based health centers: $150,400 (over one year) to Columbia University, New York City.
Literacy. Toward evaluation of a television series to improve the literacy skills of children: $250,000 (over 18 months) to the Children's Television Workshop, New York, N.Y.
Mathematics education. Toward intervention projects in mathematics for minority students in middle and high school: $350,000 (over two years) to the Mathematical Association of America, Washington, D.C.
Science education. Toward a project to strengthen elementary school science education through the use of interactive technology: $300,00 (over two years) to the Galaxy Institute for Education, Los Angeles, Calif.
Toshiba America Foundation
1251 Ave. of the Americas
New York, N.Y. 10020
Algebra. For an outreach program to provide support to 150 8th-grade minority students at six community centers in the Chicago area participating in the Algebra Project, a transitional curriculum designed to bridge the conceptual gap between arithmetic and algebra: $19,200 to the Chicago Algebra Project, Chicago, Ill.
Chemistry and physics. For Chemical Education for Public Understanding (CEPUP), a hands-on curriculum that relates concepts and technologies from physics and chemistry to environmental issues: $5,425 to the Wayne Township Public Schools, Wayne, N.J.
Physics. For the implementation of Project TAPS (Technology and Applications for the Physical Sciences), which focuses science on real-world applications: $9,900 to Mitchell School District #17-2, Mitchell, S.D.
Physics. For the implementation of the HOPE (Hands-on Physics Exploration) Project, designed to provide a more hands-on, discovery-based physics curriculum: $9,160 to Horseheads Central School District, Horseheads, N.Y.
Physics. To enhance the physics curriculum for 90 12th-grade students who will use computer-conducted experiments and hands-on laboratory activities: $8,970 to Servite High School, Anaheim, Calif.
Science. For the implementation of hands-on, active-learning science projects in the classroom: $20,000 to the Fund for New York City Public Education, for "Toshiba Science Grants'' to four middle school science teachers.
Science. To implement the "Integrated Investigative Science Project,'' a hands-on, inquiry-based approach to science for 900 at-risk 7th and 8th graders at the J.L. Long School: $15,900 to the Dallas Independent School District, Dallas, Tex.
Science. To enhance the science curriculum for 1,500 middle school students: $10,050 to the Irvine Unified School District, Irvine, Calif.
From Corporate Sources
Toyota U.S.A. Foundation
19001 South Western Ave.
Torrance, Calif. 90509
Conflict resolution. To create an intercultural curriculum to communicate and resolve conflicts among people of differing cultures, races, or languages: $30,000 to the Community Board Program, San Francisco, Calif.
Critical thinking. To implement the "Writing to Learn,'' an
instruction method that uses writing as a tool for critical thinking
and problem-solving across disciplines: $123,000 to the Council for
Basic Education, Washington, D.C.