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June 5--Evaluation grants: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Assessment Development and Evaluation Grants Program. The awards are intended to help defray the costs of developing, testing, and evaluating state assessments. An estimated 16 awards ranging from $100,000 to $500,000 per year will be awarded to eligible state and local educational agencies. Contact: David Sweet, U.S.E.D./Office of Educational Reasearch and Improvement, 555 New Jersey Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20208-5573; (202) 219-2079; TDD: (800) 877-8339.
June 12--Urban-youth projects: The U.S. Health and Human Services Department's Administration on Children and Families is inviting applications for its Urban Youth Projects Program. The program will finance projects that develop cooperative learning partnerships blending classroom curriculum with stay-in-school, precollege, and collegiate programs and vocational education. Six grants totaling $2.5 million will be awarded to eligible community action agencies. Contact: Richard Saul, Office of Community Services, A.C.F., 370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20447; (202) 401-9347.
June 26--Gifted and talented: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under its Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Education Program. The awards are intended to support a national research and development center to study the education of gifted and talented children and youth. An estimated $1.75 million will go for one award to an eligible state educational agency or institution of higher education. Contact: Beverly Coleman, U.S.E.D., 555 New Jersey Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20208-5573; (202) 219-2280; TDD: (800) 877-8339.
TEACHER FELLOWSHIPS AND AWARDS
Oct. 31--Foreign-language fellowships: The National Endowment for the Humanities is inviting applications for its 1996 summer-fellowship program for foreign-language teachers, grades K-12. A stipend of $3,750 will be provided for six weeks' study abroad. Applicants must have three years' full-time teaching (K-12) experience; at least one-half of the teaching schedule in foreign languages during each of those years; be employed by a school in the United States or a U.S. school abroad; and have the intent to teach foreign languages at least five more years. Former winners of the program and teachers of English as a second language and bilingual education are not eligible. Contact: N.E.H. Fellowship Program for F.L. Teachers K-12, Connecticut College, 270 Mohegan Ave., New London, Conn. 06320-4196; (203) 439-2282; fax: (203) 439-5341.
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