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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.


  • April 23--Middle schools: Applications are due for "Active Learning in the Middle School,'' institute, for middle school educators, sponsored by the Harvard/Outward Bound Project in Experience-Based Education and the Harvard Graduate School of Education, to be held June 26-30 in Cambridge, Mass. Applicants must apply in groups of two to six. The deadline may be extended on a case-by-case basis. Contact: Diane Wortis, Program Coordinator, Active Learning in the Middle School, Harvard Graduate School of Education, 339N Gutman Library, Cambridge, Mass. 02138; (617) 495-3572.

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--Distance learning: The U.S. Rural Electrification Administration is accepting applications for grants under its Distance Learning and Medical Link Grant Program, to encourage the use of telecommunications, computer networks, and related advanced technologies to provide educational and medical benefits to people in rural areas. The grants must be used toward the acquisition of equipment, the provision of technical assistance to use the equipment, or engineering, but not toward operating expenses. Grant requests of $10,000 to $500,000 will be accepted. Contact: R.E.A. Rural Development Assistance Staff, (202) 720-1400.

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--Environmental education: Applications are due for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Morgan State University Summer Teachers Institute, for secondary social-studies and science teachers, to be held July 11-23 in Baltimore, Md. The institute will help teachers understand issues of environmental studies with an emphasis on hazardous waste and Superfund sites. Priority will be given to applicants who teach in a community having three or more Superfund sites. Travel, housing, and board are all covered by the institute, and participants will receive three graduate credits and a stipend of $250 per week for the two weeks. Contact: Judith Greenberg, (301) 983-0704

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--Community education: Proposals are due for the 28th annual conference of the National Community Education Association, to be held December 1-4 in Nashville, Tenn. Contact: Marilyn Kerns, Program Chair, National Community Education Association, 801 N. Fairfax St., Suite 209, Alexandria, Va. 22314; (703) 683-6232.

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--Language education: Proposals are due for the annual Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) convention, for English-as-a-second-language and English-as-a-foreign-language professionals, to be held March 8-12, 1994, in Baltimore, Md. Contact: TESOL, 1600 Cameron St., Suite 300, Alexandria, Va. 22314-2751; (703) 836-0774.

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 17--Prisoner education: The U.S. Education Department is seeking applications for new awards under its Life Skills for State and Local Prisoners Program, to provide financial assistance for establishing and operating programs designed to reduce recidivism through the development and improvement of life skills necessary for the integration of adult prisoners into society. An estimated $100,000 to $300,000 for the first 12 months will be awarded to each of an estimated 24 state correctional agencies, local correctional agencies, state correctional-education agencies, or local correctional-education agencies. Funding for the second and third 12-month periods is subject to availability of funds. Contact: Christopher Koch, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 4512-MES, Washington, D.C. 20202-7242; (202) 205-5621. Deaf and hearing-impaired individuals may call the Federal Dual Party Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 (in Washington, D.C.: 708-9300).
  • May 17--Student essay contest: Entries are due for the Mars Institute Student Contest, offering $500 for the best essay on this year's designated topic about the planet Mars. The contest is open to high school students and undergraduates. Contact: The Planetary Society, Scholarships Department, 65 N. Catalina Ave., Pasadena, Calif. 91106.

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.

  • May 28--Special education: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for awards under its Services for Children with Deaf-Blindness Program, to assist states in insuring the provision of early-intervention, special-education, and related services as well as vocational and transitional services to infants, toddlers, children, and youths with deaf-blindness; to provide technical assistance to agencies that are preparing adolescents with deaf-blindness for adult activities; and to support research, development, replication, pre-service and in-service training, parental-involvement activities, and other activities to improve services to children with deaf-blindness. An estimated $128,000 to $138,000 will be granted to each of three public or nonprofit private agencies, institutions, or organizations, including an American Indian tribe and the Bureau of Indian Affairs of the U.S. Interior Department, and tribally controlled schools funded by the Interior Department. Contact: Charles Freeman, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 4617, Switzer Building, Washington, D.C. 20202-2644; (202) 205-8165; TDD: (202) 205-6170.
  • May 28--Student musicians: Applications are due for the Panasonic Young Soloists Award, which provides up to $10,000 to one or more students with a disability who wish to pursue their interest in music. Contact: Very Special Arts, Young Soloists Program, Education Office, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Washington, D.C. 20566; (202) 628-2800 (voice); (202) 737-0645 (TDD).
  • May 31--Research: Applications are due for the 1993 McElroy Fellowships, for extended study and work in the collections of the Hoover Presidential Library in West Branch, Iowa, during the summer of 1993. The end product of each fellowhip must be a teaching unit based on the library's collections, which include the papers of Laura Ingalls Wilder and others, as well as those of Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover. Three fellowships of $1,500 each are being offered. Contact: Mary E. Evans, Education Specialist, Hoover Presidential Library, P.O. Box 488, West Branch, Iowa 52358; (319) 643-5301.


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.

  • June 8--Teaching and learning: Registration due for the Goddard Institute on Teaching and Learning, to be held June 25-July 23 in Plainfield, Vt. Contact: Steven Schapiro, Director, G.I.T.L., Goddard College, Plainfield, Vt. 05667; (802) 454-8311 or (800) 468-4888.
  • June 15--Cognitive assessment: Papers are due for the First Annual South Padre Island International Conference on Cognitive Assessment of Children and Youth in School and Clinical Settings, to be held November 26-27 in South Padre Island, Tex. The focus is on the contribution of David Wechsler and a re-evaluation of the Wechsler Scales. Papers may be submitted in English and/or Spanish. Sponsored by the University of Texas-Pan American School of Education. Contact: James F. Magary, University of Texas-Pan American, Department of Educational Psychology, 1201 E. University Dr., Edinburg, Tex. 78539.
  • June 30--School facilities: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for awards under its School Construction in Areas Affected by Federal Activities Program, to provide funds for the construction or remodeling of urgently needed minimum school facilities in school districts where enrollment and the availability of revenues from local sources have been adversely affected by federal activities. Funding for is contingent on Congressional action. Contact: School Facilities Branch, Impact Aid Program, Program Operations Division, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 2113, Washington, D.C. 20202-6244; (202)401-0660. Deaf and hearing-impaired individuals may call the Federal Dual Party Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (202) 708-9300, between 8 A.M. and 7 P.M., E.S.T.


  • July 15--Indian education: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for awards under its Indian Vocational Education Training Program, to provide financial assistance to American Indian tribes and certain schools funded by the U.S. Interior Department, for planing, conducting, and administering projects, or portions of projects, that are authorized by and consistent with the purposes of the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Act of 1990. An estimated $45,000 to $595,000 for the first 12 months of the 36-month project period will be awarded to each of an estimated 26 tribal organizations of any eligible Indian tribe, Bureau of Indian Affairs-funded schools offering secondary programs, or consortia of eligible tribal organizations or schools or both. Contact: Harvey Thiel, Special Programs Branch, Division of National Programs, Office of Vocational and Adult Education, U.S.E.D., 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 4512, Switzer Building, Washington, D.C. 20202-7242; (202) 205-5680. Deaf and hearing-impaired individuals may call the Federal Dual Party Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 (in Washington, D.C.: 708-9300).


  • August 1--Music-education researchers: Nominations are due for the Music Educators National Conference Senior Researcher Award, sponsored by the Society for Research in Music Education. The award, presented to one researcher every two years, goes to a researcher with a sustained career of more than 15 years. All members of the S.R.M.E. are eligible. Contact: Cornelia Yarbrough, Chair, Executive Committee of the Music Education Research Council, School of Music, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, La. 70803-2504.

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.

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