Published Online: February 11, 1998

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From Corporate Sources

Toshiba America Foundation
126 East 56th St.
New York, NY 10022

Science. For 700 students to increase their understanding of life science: $4,260 to Grant Middle School, Reedley, Calif.

Science. For 180 students to conduct experiments in biotechnology: $3,860 to Hermantown High School, Hermantown, N.Y.

Science. For 50 students to measure pH, dissolved oxygen, temperature, nitrate, and phosphate concentration, and the turbidity of plots along their school pond: $1,640 to Chazy Central Rural School, Chazy, N.Y.

From Federal Sources

U.S. Department of Education
600 Independence Ave, S.W.
Washington, DC 20202

The department has awarded more than $5 million for 29 grants under the 1997 Field-Initiated Studies Education Research Grant Program. Field-initiated grants, managed by the department's Office of Educational Research and Improvement, support educational research projects where the topics and methods are generated by the investigators. Applicants for the program applied to one of the five U.S. Education Department National Research Institutes. Awardees are listed below by research institute.

National Institute on Student Achievement, Curriculum, and Assessment. California. RAND, Santa Monica: $218,809. Massachusetts. Education Matters Inc., Cambridge: $123,711. Ohio. Kent State University, Kent: $184,321. Pennsylvania. University of Pittsburgh: $222,241. Utah. Utah State University, Logan: $240,437.

National Institute on the Education of At-Risk Students. California. California State University, Los Angeles: $68,765. District of Columbia, George Washington University, Washington: $214,999. Florida. University of Miami, Coral Gables: $124,641. Maryland. Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore: $156,702. Pennsylvania. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia: $108,266. Tennessee. University of Memphis: $385,951.

National Institute on Early Childhood Development and Education. Arizona. Arizona State University, Tempe: $199,720. California. University of California, Berkeley: $164,682. Colorado. University of Colorado, Health Sciences Center, Denver: $224,160. Connecticut. The Media Group of Connecticut Inc., Weston: $99,038. New York. Fordham University, New York City: $145,920. North Carolina. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: $225,000.

National Institute on Educational Governance, Finance, Policymaking, and Management. Georgia. Georgia Tech Research Corp., Atlanta: $62,802. Illinois. University of Chicago: $147,288. Maryland. University of Maryland, College Park: $216,914. North Carolina. North Carolina State University, Raleigh: $164,825. Pennsylvania. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia: $190,334. Virginia. Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond: $155,676.

From Private Sources

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
One Biscayne Tower-Suite 3800
2 South Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, FL 33131-1803

School reform. To look at the work of the Kentucky Education Reform Act at the elementary and high school levels and begin searching for middle school reform: $83,167 to the Institute on Education Reform, University of Kentucky, Lexington.

School partnerships. In support of an academy that is a collaborative partnership of the Ford Motor Co., the state of Michigan, Michigan State University, the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and local school districts: $1 million to the Henry Ford Academy of Manufacturing Arts and Sciences, Detroit, Mich.

Student improvement. To help the South Florida Annenberg Challenge reach its goal of substantial student improvement in the public schools of Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach counties: $1 million to the South Florida Annenberg Challenge.

Teaching. Toward a community-based collaborative model that defines what accomplished teachers should know and be able to do to become a practical resource for communities and districts, as well as individual teachers: $909,000 to the Charlotte Collaborative of the National Board for Teaching Standards, Charlotte, N.C.

Teaching and learning. In support of the Kentucky Collaborative for Teaching and Learning to help the organizational plan take the Different Ways of Knowing elementary classroom strategies to the middle school level: $190,000 to the Galef Institute, Los Angeles, Calif.

Pew Charitable Trusts
2005 Market St., Suite 1700
Philadelphia, PA 19103-7017

Education reform. For continuing support of the center in its role to increase public engagement aspects of school reform: $225,000 to the Center on Education Policy, Washington, D.C.

Robert R. McCormick Tribune Foundation
435 North Michigan Ave., Suite 790

Early childhood. Toward training and technical assistance to 16 Chicago-area early child care center directors, including full tuition for a graduate degree program in Early Childhood Administration: $885,000 (over three years) to National-Louis University, Wheeling, Ill.

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