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U.S. Education Department
400 Maryland Ave., S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20024

The department, through the National Diffusion Network, has awarded nearly $2 million in new grants to improve educational opportunities and achievement by providing schools access to effective programs, products, and practices. They are listed below by category and state.

N.D.N. Developer Demonstration Grants:

California. SCORE for College, Orange County Department of Education, Costa Mesa: $79,766; Early Intervention for School Success, Orange County Department of Education, Costa Mesa: $76,018; Sci-Math, South San Francisco Unified School District, San Francisco: $76,454; Books and Beyond, Solana Beach School District, Solana Beach: $66,543. Colorado. Comprehensive School Mathematics, Mid-Continent Regional Lab, Aurora: $76,454; Jeffco Life Science Programs, Jefferson County Schools, Golden: $81,191. Illinois. On the Way to Success with Reading and Writing, Peotone School District 207U, Peotone: $72,800.

Michigan. High/Scope K-3 Curriculum, High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, Ypsilanti: $85,929. Minnesota. Reading Power in the Content Areas, Minneapolis Public Schools, Minneapolis: $71,500. Missouri. The Writer's Project, Ferguson-Reorganized School District, Florissant: $76,454. New Jersey. Project Climb Plus, Middlesex Public Schools, Middlesex: $76,454; Social Decisionmaking and Problem-Solving, New Jersey University of Health Science, Piscataway: $81,191. New York. Outcomes-Driven Developmental Model, Johnson City School District, Johnson City: $104,000.

Ohio. Graduation, Reality, and Dual-Role Skills, Ohio State University Research Foundation, Columbus: $76,238. Oklahoma. Project ADAPT, Cushing Public Schools, Cushing: $76,237; Family Intergenerational-Interaction Literacy Model, Oklahoma City University, Oklahoma City: $85,403. Oregon. CASTLE, Pacific University, Forest Grove: $77,210; Teaching Research In-service Model, Western Oregon State College, Monmouth: $76,454. Pennsylvania. First-Level Language, Primak Educational Foundation, Devon: $76,237; First-Level Mathematics, Primak Educational Foundation, Devon: $50,000.

Utah. Effective Videodisc Instruction in Core Math, Utah State University, Logan: $50,000; SKI-HI Outreach, Utah State University, Logan: $76,454; Exemplary Center for Reading Instruction, Reid Foundation, Salt Lake City: $81,191; Keyboarding, Reading, and Spelling, Reid Foundation, Salt Lake City: $50,000. Washington. Success Enrichment--Language Arts, The Creative Connection, Seattle: $76,454. West Virginia. Questioning and Understanding to Improve Learning and Thinking, Appalachia Educational Lab, Charleston: $85,929.

N.D.N. state-facilitator grant. This year the department also awarded one new grant for a "state facilitator" to help schools find and adopt projects to meet local needs: $61,245 to Palau (Carolina Islands), Department of Education, Koror.

Rehabilitation. The department has also provided, through the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation, a component of the department's office of special education and rehabilitation: $750,000 (over three years) to Adaptive Environments of Boston, Boston, Mass.

From Corporate Sources

Bell South Foundation
1133 21st Street, N.W., Suite 900
Washington, D.C. 20036

Community support. To support and train "learning community teams" in 29 communities in western Kentucky: $78,000 (over three years) to Murray State University, Murray, Ky.

Community support. To support Alabama's participation in the National Governors' Association Policy Academy on Systemic Education Change and to hold a series of regional workshops for Alabama citizens on educational reform: $75,000 to the A+ Research Foundation, Montgomery, Ala.

Community support. To create "community committees for education" to initiate statewide parent and teacher "conversations" in order to sustain support for education reform: $75,000 (over two years) to the Pritchard Committee for Academic Excellence, Lexington, Ky.

Community support. To support community forums before school board election campaigns, followed by training of the newly elected members: $40,000 to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Education Foundation, Charlotte, N.C.

Creative teaching. To initiate a program of professional-development retreats for teachers across South Carolina: $50,000 to Strategies for Teacher Advancement and Renewal, Palmetto State Teachers Association, Columbia, S.C.

Creative teaching. To continue the collaboration of 20 school districts in providing support to beginning teachers: $30,000 to Northampton County Schools, Jackson, N.C.

Health services. To begin restructuring teacher training in four universities and to build university-state coalitions regarding comprehensive health programs in public schools in Alabama, Florida, and Louisana: $115,000 (over two years) to the National School Health Education Coalition, Washington, D.C.

Information technology. To administer the formation of a regional education-technology cooperative: $150,000 (over two years) to the Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, Ga.

Information technology. To provide technology training for pre-service and in-service teachers from Tennessee school districts: $100,000 to Bryan College, Dayton, Tenn.

Information technology. To support faculty development in the use of technology in the classroom: $50,000 (over two years) to Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Ga.

Information technology. To support faculty development in telecommunications and multimedia technology: $50,000 (over two years) to Furman University, Greenville, S.C.

Information technology. To finance teacher training for the district's new technology network and for the SCHOOL Inc. interdisciplinary curriculum: $33,000 to the Lafayette Public Education Foundation, Lafayette, La.

Information technology. To develop a technology-training plan for teachers and administrators in the Wake County, N.C., schools: $25,000 to the Wake Education Partnership, Raleigh, N.C.

Leadership development. To create two professional-development schools in collaboration with Auburn University at Montgomery: $150,000 (over three years) to the Montgomery County Public Schools, Montgomery, Ala.

Leadership development. To support school-design study groups and master teachers-in-residence in 12 schools as parts of the district's redesign plan: $100,000 to the Memphis City Schools, Memphis, Tenn.

Leadership development. To expand the Partnerships for Restructuring Project and evaluate its results: $30,000 to the Louisiana Alliance for Education Reform, New Orleans, La.

Leadership development. To plan and implement a program of leadership development for teams of educators from northwest Louisiana school districts: $30,000 to Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, La.

Public education. To add a work-based-learning component to the "High Schools That Work" network of schools: $150,000 (over two years) to the Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, Ga.

Public education. To provide continued support and to evaluate the pilot phase of the Family Center program: $30,000 (over two years) to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Schools, Charlotte, N.C.

Public education. To develop a comprehensive communitywide plan for school readiness of young children: $20,000 to the Hattiesburg Area Education Foundation, Hattiesburg, Miss.

Teacher education. To design and implement a regional professional-development institute for teachers: $100,000 (over two years) to Celebration Teaching Academy, Stetson University, Deland, Fla.

Teacher education. To initiate a program involving first-year teachers and mentor teachers in five local school districts: $100,000 (over two years) to Valdosta State University, Valdosta, Ga.

Teacher education. To create an institute that will provide grants for innovative teaching projects that involve collaboration of teacher interns, master teachers, and college faculty members: $60,000 (over two years) to the Institute for Education Innovation Program, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn.

Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation
1150 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 1020
Washington, D.C. 20036

The corporation has announced the awarding of $160,000 in grants to six disability-related organizations. They are listed below by category.

Community service. To develop community-service opportunities for young people with disabilities: $40,500 (over two years) to the Youth Volunteer Corps of America, Kansas.

Scholarships. To initiate a scholarship program in public policy for gifted graduate students with disabilities: $27,000 (over two years) to the University of California, Berkeley, Calif.

Special education. To support the "Equal Access" project, which uses specialized software and teaching techniques to mainstream children with disabilities into regular elementary school classes: $20,000 to the Special Education Technology Resources Center, Boston, Mass.

Students with disabilities. To assist the "Tech Link" program in its efforts to attract high school students with disabilities to careers in technology: $17,234 to Tech Link, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Students with disabilities. To increase the inclusion of students with disabilities in sports activities and to heighten awareness of the Paralympic Games: $30,000 to the Atlanta Paralympic Games Organizing Committee, Atlanta, Ga.

Technology. For a project that uses assistive technology to help children with physical disabilities participate in school-based arts classes: $44,159 to the Institute on Disability and Human Development at the University of Illnois, Chicago, Ill.

From Private Sources

Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
250 Park Ave.
New York, N.Y. 10177-0026

After-school programs. For a four-week after-school music and history program in two middle schools in Milwaukee, Wis., and one in Chattanooga, Tenn.: $75,000 to the Blues in the Schools Education Fund, Charleston, S.C.

Children and families. To monitor city policies toward homeless families: $45,000 to the Citizens Committee for Children of New York, New York City.

Children and families. To implement a five-year plan to improve neighborhood and building conditions: $150,000 to the Rheedlen Foundation Inc., New York City.

Child welfare. To support a task force in redesigning Hawaii's child-protective-services system: $100,000 to the University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Child welfare. To examine the approach to child protection in New Zealand and assess its applicability to the United States: $119,000 to the American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education, Washington, D.C.

Child welfare. To support the development of evaluation of family-preservation programs: $250,000 to the National Child Welfare Leadership Center Inc., Alexandria, Va.

Child welfare. To develop a comprehensive information system involving family-preservation and family-support programs: $100,000 to the Alabama Department of Human Resources, Montgomery, Ala.

Leadership training. To assess the effectiveness of training and support for principals: $12,000 to Education Matters Inc., Cambridge, Mass.

Middle schools. To revise a position paper incorporating current research on the value of challenging all students academically and addressing the needs of urban youths for educational development: $14,000 to the National Middle School Association, Columbus, Ohio.

Middle schools. To design a public education campaign to help parents become supporters, decisionmakers, and advocates for their children's middle school education: $60,000 to Children Now, Oakland, Calif.

Middle schools. To monitor and support the Oakland (Calif.) Unified School District in its push for middle school reform: $98,000 to the Urban Strategies Council, Oakland, Calif.

Parent involvement. To design a model program to increase parental involvement in two counties: $32,000 to the Prichard Committee on Academic Excellence Inc., Lexington, Ky.

Social policy. To assist in planning and implementing programs under the federal Family Preservation and Family Support Act and to help identify promising models of community-based programs, suggest potential pilot sites for reform iniatives, develop a strategy to help finance reform, and provide technical assistance: $1.2 million to the Center for the Study of Social Policy, Washington, D.C.

Standards development. To conduct a standards institute to bring together national experts on standards development: $76,000 to Northeastern University, Boston, Mass.

Urban education. To help document the Scholarship Through Service program with a view toward replicating it in other cities: $98,000 to Outward Bound Inc., Garrison, N.Y.

Violence. To train teams to teach curricula and develop a similar nationwide training program for child-protection workers: $220,000 to the Family Violence Prevention Fund, San Francisco, Calif.

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