Published Online: March 18, 1998

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From Corporate Sources

Bell Atlantic Foundation
1095 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10036

The foundation recently granted $1.5 million in Excellence in Education awards to colleges, universities, and public schools engaged in education technology initiatives in New York and New England. Awardees are listed below by category.

Bell Atlantic Leadership Grants. Fall River Public Schools, Fall River, Mass.: $100,000 (over two years); Community School District #13, Brooklyn, N.Y.: $100,000 (over two years).

Bell Atlantic Innovator Grants. Quincy Public Schools, Quincy, Mass.: $20,000; Shawsheen Valley Vocational/Technical High School, Billerica, Mass.: $23,000; Taunton Comprehensive High School, Taunton, Mass.: $21,300; New Visions for Public Schools, New York City: $16,000; Community School District #18, Brooklyn, N.Y.: $20,000; Fund for New York City Public Schools/RFK Community Middle-High School, Flushing, N.Y.: $15,000; Lawrence Public Schools, Lawrence, N.Y.: $15,000.

Medtronic Inc.
7000 Central Ave. N.E. Minneapolis, MN 55432-3576

Engineering. For implementation of Engineering 101: $23,043 to Henry Sibley High School, Mendota Heights, Minn.

Partnerships. To help school-industry partnership project: $2,000 to Mounds View Public Schools #621, St. Paul, Minn.

Physics. In support of high school physics students as teachers: $1,167 to Apple Valley High School, Tempe, Ariz.

Reading. To help the Reading Readiness program: $1,000 to Focus on Reading Foundation, Fountain Valley, Calif.

Science. For the STAR Uplift science project: $9,310 to Cardiff School District, Cardiff, Calif.

Science. In support of the science program: $7,100 to Cleveland Quality Middle School, St. Paul, Minn.

Science. To help the Neighborhood Science Network: $5,000 to the Development Corporation for Children, Minneapolis, Minn.

Science. For FOSS Science Kits: $5,000 to St. Agnes Catholic School, St. Paul, Minn.

Science. To help girls learn science with technology: $10,159 to St. Mary's Academy, Englewood, Colo.

Science. In support of Sights on Science: $3,500 to St. Vincent de Paul School, Phoenix.

Science. To help the science discovery room: $27,395 to Sylvan Christian School, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Science. For the science laboratory: $2,500 to Valley Academy, Phoenix.

Scienceand math. For the Spacerunner Math and Science Lab: $11,670 to Mesa Public Schools, Mesa, Ariz.

Science and math. In support of Celebrating Teaching and Learning of Science and Math: $15,000 to Danvers Public Schools, Danvers, Mass.

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

Environment. For 200 students to assess the quality of a local river: $8,100 to Mayo High School, Rochester, Minn.

Marine ecology. For 300 7th graders to study marine ecology: $17,200 to Holmes Middle School, Alexandria, Va.

Physics. For 150 students to explore intuitive, interactive physics programs: $7,750 to Dowling High School, West Des Moines, Iowa.

Robotics. For 50 high school students to study the elements of robotics: $5,600 to University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Fla.

Science. For 400 students to study the life cycle of trout: $12,800 to Arroyo High School, El Monte, Calif.

Science. For 2,500 students to investigate biomechanical principals: $11,550 to Discovery Science Center, Santa Ana, Calif.

Science. For 700 students to participate in hands-on investigations of motion and light, heart rate, pH, voltage, and temperature using calculator-based laboratories: $22,600 to Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, Houston.

Science. For 330 students to explore concepts of earth science: $9,200 to Cunningham Intermediate School 234, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Science. For 525 students to study taxonomy, zoology, water chemistry, ecology, and marine biology: $9,000 to Aquarium for Wildlife Conservation, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Science. For 150 students to survey and analyze habitats such as ponds, woods, and grasslands at a local state park using science-test kits: $8,600 to Rachel Carson Intermediate School 237, Flushing, N.Y.

Superconductivity. For 300 students to learn concepts from chemistry, physics, and math by investigating superconductivity: $10,850 to Aldine High School, Houston.

Wolf ecology. For 175 students to study wolf ecology using wildlife-tracking methods: $10,050 to Prairie Wind Middle School, Perham, Minn.

From Federal Sources

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

The department has awarded more than $18 million for 19 grants to school district partnerships in 14 states for technology. The Challenge Grant communities are working on integrating new technologies into state or local education improvement efforts. The grants range in size and will be spread over five years. Awardees are listed below by state.

California. PASS Internet Program, Cyber High, Fresno County Superintendent of Schools, Fresno: $2,862,683; Project LemonLINK, Lemon Grove School District, Lemon Grove: $3,367,105; New Spectrum Learning Program, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles: $2,606,787; Technology in Nature, Sanger Unified School District, Sanger: $2,492,046.

Florida. Career Connection to Teaching with Technology, Volusia County School Board, Deland: $6,527,645. Georgia. Education for a Sustainable Future, Cobb County School District, Marietta: $6,433,991. Idaho. "Just in Time" Technology Training Project, Blackfoot School District #55, Blackfoot: $5,259,658. Illinois. Neighborhood Learning Network, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago: $5,624,193. Kansas. Kansas Collaborative Research Network, Kansas City Public Schools, Kansas City: $4,009,732.

Massachusetts. Metrolink, Boston Public Schools, Boston: $6,055,525. Nebraska. Technology Reform and National Education Standards, Educational Service Unit #5, Beatrice: $5,870,224. North Dakota. NatureShift! Linking Learning to Life, Grand Forks Public School District 1, Grand Forks: $4,501,936. Oklahoma. Aurora Project, Fairview Public Schools, Fairview: $5,448,001.

South Carolina. Richland Clicks!, Richland County School District 1, Columbia: $4,372,482; Village Green Project, School District of Greenville County, Greenville: $4,831,565; Extending Learning Through Community and Family, Sumter School District 2, Sumter: $3,176,913.

South Dakota. Visions TECWEB, Todd County School District #66-1, Mission: $3,555,921. Texas. San Antonio Technology in Education Coalition, San Antonio Independent School District, San Antonio: $3,838,546. Washington. Expanding Educational Opportunities for Five Rural School Districts, Manson School District, Manson: $2,607,846.

From Private Sources

Kellogg Foundation
1 Michigan Ave. East Battle Creek, MI 49014

Early childhood. To establish an early-childhood-development program for rural migrant youths and their families: $182,700 to Center for Economic Opportunities Inc., Alamo, Texas.

Early childhood. In support of a regional partnership to promote educational success in early childhood for vunerable youths: $1,248,000 to University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, N.M.

Experiential education. To foster the social, physical, and academic development of disadvantaged young adolescents through an after-school program that provides experiential education and job training: $200,000 to Living Classrooms Foundation, Baltimore.

Children's issues. To inform and educate parents, organiztions, and decisionmakers on children's issues in an effort to promote greater advocacy and involvement through use of the Internet: $922,441 to Children Now, Oakland, Calif.

K-12 schools. To recognize the critical role K-12 schools play in the community and honor outstanding student, educator, and administrator performance: $19,500 to Lakeview School District, Battle Creek, Mich.

Parental involvement. In support of Parents As School Partners: From Research to Community Action, to promote parent involvement in education through a national dissemination initiative: $25,000 to National Council of Jewish Women Inc., New York City.

Professional development. For continuous improvements in school culture, faculty practice, and student learning by creating a professional-development model for middle school principals and teachers: $428,800 to Michigan Coalition of Essential Schools, Jackson, Mich.

Reading. To improve reading and language arts instruction, character development, and respect for diversity through staff development for teachers in Michigan Middle Start schools: $30,400 to Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, Mich.

Reform models. In support of a nationwide public-engagement campaign to inform citizens about successful reform models and best practices in elementary schools: $125,000 to Terrel H. Bell Knowledge Network for Education Reform Inc., McLean, Va.

School curriculum. To assist the Northern High School area in developing a comprehensive, multicultural arts program that will be integrated into the school curriculum for 5- to 18-year-olds: $240,000 to Arts Place, Detroit.

School reform. To improve student outcomes in reading, writing, math, science, and social studies by developing, piloting, and evaluating a model for middle school reform: $164,776 to Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore.

Student learning. To upgrade the quality of learning to prepare students to become lifelong learners, skilled members of the workforce, and involved citizens: $5,000,000 to Schools of the 21st Century Corp., Detroit.

Teacher workshop. To help the Connected Mathematics Project's Honors Teacher Workshop provide training for middle school teacher-leaders: $4,200 to Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich.

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