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From Private Sources

Pew Charitable Trusts

2005 Market St., Suite 1700
Philadelphia, Pa. 19103-7017

Reform. For a project to build a constituency for standards-based school accountability: $125,000 to the Cross City Campaign for Urban School Reform, Chicago, Ill.

School-to-work. In support of school-to-career programs for high school students: $300,000 (over two years) to Junior Achievement Inc., Colorado Springs, Colo.

Writers. For the National Fellowships in Education Reporting and for related efforts to enrich reporters' and the public's knowledge of school reform: $100,000 (over three years) to the Education Writers Association, Washington, D.C.

Pittsburgh Foundation

One PPG Place, 30th Floor
Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222-5401

College prep. To help larger numbers of African-American students receive postsecondary education: $98,431 to the Negro Educational Emergency Drive, Pittsburgh, Pa.

College prep. To develop a Biotechnology Exposure Program for students in grades K-12: $113,075 to the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Community resources. To support the start-up of a process of connecting community resources to area high schools: $127,120 to Communities in Schools/Pittsburgh-Allegheny County Inc., Pittburgh, Pa.

Literacy. To support Vision '99, the expansion of an economic-literacy program to 39,000 students: $90,000 to Junior Achievement of Southwestern Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh.

Parent education. To extend a parenting education program to additional elementary students in the Pittsburgh and Woodland Hills school districts: $70,000 to Educating Children for Parenting, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Reform. For expansion of a school reform model to improve student achievement: $300,000 to the Mon Valley Education Consortium, Pittsburgh, Pa.

School improvement. To support a school improvement program that integrates the arts throughout the curriculum and involves artists and arts organizations in schools: $45,000 to the Pittsburgh Fund for Arts Education, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Science. To pilot an inquiry-based, hands-on approach to science in 12 elementary schools in the Pittsburgh district: $129,000 to Allegheny Schools Science Education and Technology Inc., Pittsburgh, Pa.

Violence prevention. To expand a violence-prevention curriculum into 18 middle schools in Pittsburgh and suburban Allegheny County: $30,000 to the Pittsburgh Peace Institute, Pittsburgh, Pa.

From Corporate Sources

Aetna and Aetna Foundation Inc.

151 Farmington Ave.
Hartford, Conn. 06156

Academic enrichment. To fund the fall session of Aetna's academic-enrichment program, which serves at-risk middle school students in public schools: $281,250 to the Saturday Academy, Atlanta, Ga.; Charlotte, N.C.; Hartford, Conn.; Los Angeles, Calif.; Middletown, Conn.; Milwaukee, Wis.; and Washington, D.C.

Academic enrichment. For an educational-enrichment program for at-risk youths: $15,000 to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Middlesex County Inc., Somerville, Mass.

Arts. For a statewide media campaign promoting the importance of arts and music education in schools: $2,000 to the Connecticut Alliance for Arts Education, Westbrook, Conn.

At-risk children. To support the Failure to Thrive program: $15,000 to the Mary Bridge Children's Foundation, Tacoma, Wash.

At-risk children. Toward a behavioral health-care treatment program for at-risk children: $8,000 to Alexander Children's Center, Charlotte, N.C.

At-risk children. To support multidisciplinary, comprehensive health and safety assessments and referrals to improve academic achievement and school success for at-risk students: $8,000 to the Archdiocese of Chicago, Ill.

Health. For Open Airways for School, an asthma self-management education program: $7,000 to the American Lung Association of Santa Clara-San Benito Counties, San Jose, Calif.

Health. Toward a school-based clinic program in three elementary schools: $10,000 to Santa Rosa Children's Hospital, San Antonio, Texas.

Health. Toward a program to connect high schools and the public library system to a health library: $9,500 to Akron General Medical Center, Akron, Ohio.

Health. For support for the Child Health Information Project: $50,000 to the Children's Defense Fund, Washington, D.C.

Health. Toward a commitment to establish a Child Health Data Center to collect, manage, analyze, and disseminate child-health information: $125,000 to the Connecticut Children's Medical Center, Hartford.

Health. Toward a commitment to support a Children's Advocacy Center to provide comprehensive, coordinated health, mental-health, law-enforcement, and other services to victims of child abuse and their families: $100,000 to the St. Francis/Mount Sinai Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, Conn.

Health. To support a school-based healthy-start clinic: $46,536 to the Foshay Learning Center, Los Angeles, Calif.

Health. For Open Airways for School, an asthma self-management education program: $20,000 to the American Lung Association of Northern Ohio, Cleveland.

Immunization. For an immunization outreach program: $18,000 to the National Immunization Campaign/Nashville Coalition, Nashville, Tenn.

Immunization. To expand an immunization-registry and tracking-system program to all state children under Medicaid managed care: $50,000 to the Hartford Health Department, Hartford, Conn.

Immunization. To recruit, train and mobilize corporate volunteers for HOPE for Kids' outreach programs on immunization and other prevention needs: $75,000 to HOPE Worldwide Ltd., Fair Lawn, N.J.

Legal advocacy. For legal advocacy for children affected by violence and for peer-mediation programs to prevent violence: $50,000 to Lawyers for Children, Hartford, Conn.

Mentors. For Education 2000, a pilot program: $10,000 to Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Tacoma-Pierce County, Wash.

Middle school. To sustain a program for middle school students to ensure their successful transition to high school and prepare them for postsecondary education: $50,000 to the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, San Antonio, Texas.

Middle school. For EXCEL, which supports 50 students in grades 6-8 by helping improve student performance, academic and career aspirations, self-esteem and motivation, respect for others, and encourage parent involvement: $25,000 to Wesleyan University/EXCEL Program, Middletown, Conn.

Minority programs. For a college-prep program that involves minority high school students: $9,400 to Middlesex Community Technical College, Middletown, Conn.

Minority programs. For the Young Scholars Program, an academic-enrichment and -development program for minorities: $25,000 to Ohio State University, Columbus.

Reform. To establish the Center for the Advancement of Learning, which will serve as an educational-consulting resource to address systemic reform: $50,000 to the Academic and Community Advancement Foundation, North Hollywood, Calif.

Teaching. For the Course to College Fund: $25,000 to Teach for America Inc., New York City.

Technology. For a computer lab for underprivileged and orphaned children: $13,000 to OK Kids Inc., Tampa, Fla.

Tutors. To establish an after-school tutorial program for students: $3,000 to Center City Churches Inc., Hartford, Conn.

Youths. To assist with the building, refurbishing, and acquisition of computer equipment and chess sets to supplement educational activities for area youths: $15,000 to Greek Letter Organizations of Hartford, Conn.

Youths. To expand the numbers of youths served in Hartford and Middletown, Conn., through the Learning for Life program: $25,000 to the Boy Scouts of America, Connecticut River Council, East Hartford, Conn.

Toshiba America Foundation

1251 Avenue of the Americas
New York, N.Y. 10020

At-risk students. To excite interest and enthusiasm for science and math among at-risk students: $9,000 to the YMCA of Metropolitan Dallas, Dallas, Texas.

At-risk students. To meet the special learning needs of 50 at-risk students in an interactive science, math, and technology program: $10,000 to Communities in Schools Dallas, Dallas, Texas.

Environment. To help special education students learn the complexity and importance of tropical rain forest environments: $4,820 to Pickens County Middle School, Jasper, Ga.

Mathematics. To help algebra students enhance their mastery of mathematical concepts: $3,150 to the Oak Ridge R-VI School District, Oak Ridge, Mo.

Mathematics. To increase student understanding and intuition of physical phenomena and the basic equations of their mathematical models: $2,650 to Cistercian Preparatory School, Irving, Texas.

Mathematics. To enable 2,200 students to participate in a schoolwide program designed to provide guided practice and review of mathematical concepts: $4,600 to Landmark Middle School, Jacksonville, Fla.

Mathematics. To provide 400 math students with a variety of potential new learning and problem-solving strategies: $1,250 to Suffern Middle School, Suffern, N.Y.

Mathematics. To improve problem-solving skills of 4,500 7th and 8th graders: $7,500 to Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District, Houston, Texas.

Math and science. To foster active learning in math and science by promoting interdisciplinary investigations: $8,350 to Gooding Public Schools JSD 231, Gooding, Idaho.

Math and science. To fit the needs of 40 at-risk and disabled students through a customized math and science curriculum: $12,000 to Elk Hill Farm Inc., Goochland, Va.

Science. To help 90 high school biology students analyze and compare problems: $7,000 to Garden City High School, Garden City, Mich.

Science. For 1,500 middle and high school students to study what constitutes a marine ecosystem: $10,000 to the Human Dolphin Institute, Panama City Beach, Fla.

Science. To enable 200 inner-city high school chemistry students to conduct laboratory experiments: $8,100 to West Philadelphia Catholic High School, Philadelphia, Pa.

Science. To enable 125 environmental science students to restore 600 acres of land: $7,200 to Lakota Freshman School, West Chester, Ohio.

Science. To engage 2,600 students and their teachers in general and advanced science and technologically based cognitive and affective programming: $15,000 to Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Science. To help 146 middle school students actively discover and explore science: $8,800 to Holy Name of Jesus School, New Orleans, La.

Science. To enhance 400 students' understanding of scientific phenomena: $3,900 to South Jones Middle School, Ellisville, Miss.

Science. To help 200 high school students learn to apply biological-research methods to their lives: $9,410 to Mitchell High School, Mitchell, S.D.

Science. To enable 125 students to perform physics laboratory experiments: $10,000 to Papillion-LaVista High School, Papillion, Neb.

Science. To increase student awareness of environmental science issues: $8,490 to Coral Gables Senior High School, Coral Gables, Fla.

Science. To enable 500 9th grade physical science students to gain hands-on construction experiences: $5,880 to Minneapolis South High School, Minneapolis, Minn.

Science. To foster the independent science-inquiry skills of 135 physics students: $9,750 to Horseheads High School, Horseheads, N.Y.

Science. To bring investigative and state-of-the-art science into the classroom: $15,000 to the San Francisco Unified School District, San Francisco, Calif.

Science. To engage 650 female high school students in science: $9,000 to Notre Dame High School, Belmont, Calif.

Science. For enable up to 7,000 middle and high school students and their teachers from underserved rural areas to participate in hands-on science laboratory experiences: $13,400 to California State University, Chico, Calif.

Science. For 460 students to participate in hands-on interactive tutorials: $6,000 to Maria High School, Chicago, Ill.

Science. To provide 550 middle school students with hands-on laboratory experiments: $8,000 to Grisby Middle School, Granite City, Ill.

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