Published Online: April 29, 1998

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

The foundation recently granted $510,000 in "EdLink" awards to students, teachers, and administrators representing 60 Massachusetts communities for the creative use of technology in education. The awardees for both school and group projects are listed below.

Classroom project summaries. Belmont High School: $10,000; Bridgewater-Raynham Regional School District: $10,000; Bristol Tech Prep Consortium: $10,000; Duggan Middle School: $10,000; Ipswich Public Schools: $10,000; Lexington Public Schools: $10,000; Sutton Public Schools: $10,000, Westwood Public Schools: $10,000; Whitman-Hanson Regional School District: $10,000.

Partnership project summaries. Alliance for Education, Auburn: $40,000; Boston Educational Development Foundation, Boston: $50,000; Cambridge School System, Cambridge: $40,000; Center for Applied Special Technology, Boston: $35,000; Freetown-Lakeville School District, Freetown: $17,000; Frontier Regional School District, Conway: $50,000; Northern Essex Community College, Amesbury: $50,000; North Shore Consortium for Educational and Economic Development, Danvers: $35,000; Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge: $35,000; and Quincy Public Schools, Quincy: $32,000.

Toyota USA Foundation
19001 S. Western Ave.
Torrance, CA 90509

Curriculum. To develop a curriculum that consists of a series of teaching strategies designed to use drama-based activities to teach middle school students: $43,000 to Playwrights Project, San Diego.

Distance learning. To conduct hands-on distance-learning training institutes for the state's rural teachers: $60,000 to Utah Educational Network, Salt Lake City.

Natural science. To expand the 4th through 8th grade inquiry-based natural-science outreach program called "Improving Scientific Literacy to Assure Natural Discovery": $60,000 to Teton Science School, Kelly, Wyo.

Science. For professional development of 66 new Pasadena Unified School District teachers to enable them to conduct a K-6 inquiry-based science program: $30,000 to Pasadena Education Foundation, Pasadena, Calif.

Science. To support a new science program that will engage underrepresented middle school youths in a summer enrichment experience and a yearlong study of deep-water marine science and computer training: $66,000 to Miami Museum of Science, Miami.

Science. To serve the changing needs of the community by extending its math and science education programs and workshops for K-7 students: $25,000 to Science Place, Dallas.

Science. In support of the development and production of a hands-on science curriculum guide on math and science skills for over 1.5 million K-6 students: $46,000 to Earth's Birthday Project, Santa Fe, N.M.

Summer school. To support an on-campus summer school for 40 Native American high school students to introduce them to college life: $40,000 to Northern Arizona University's Nizhoni Academy, Flagstaff, Ariz.

From Private Sources

The Reader's Digest Foundation
Reader's Digest Road
Pleasantville, NY 10570-7000

Literacy. To establish the "Reach Out and Read" program, which will nurture preschool children's literacy growth: $100,000 to three Westchester County, N.Y., community-health centers--the Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center, Mt. Vernon; the Peekskill Area Health Center, Peekskill; and the Open Door Family Medical Group, Ossining.

The James Irvine Foundation
One Market,
Steuart Tower,
Suite 2500
San Francisco, CA 94105

Development. In support of organizational development: $225,000 (over three years), to Girls After School Academy, San Francisco.

Teenagers. To support the Teen Center at the Boys and Girls Club of Humboldt: $75,000 to Humboldt Area Foundation, Bayside, Calif.

Youth Development. For the "Theories of Change Approach to Planning and Evaluating Investments in Youth Development Workshops" for youth-development funders, practitioners, and evaluators in the San Francisco Bay area: $3,000 to Institute for Research and Reform in Education Inc., Toms River, N.J.

Carnegie Corporation of New York
437 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10022

Children and media. In support of conferences on children and the media: $125,000 (for one year) to Children Now, Oakland, Calif.

Children in poverty. In support of the National Center for Children in Poverty: $500,000 (for one year) to Columbia University, New York City.

Community. For dissemination of the book Waiting for a Miracle: Why Schools Can't Solve Our Problems--And How We Can: $8,300 (for three months) to National Urban League, New York City.

Middle-grades education. Toward the implementation of state policy reforms in the middle grades: $200,000 (for two years) to Arkansas Department of Education, Little Rock, Ark.

Middle schools. To promote effective parental and community involvement in improving middle schools: $300,000 (for 18 months) to Interfaith Education Fund, Austin, Texas.

News media. In support of seminars for reporters on critical issues in education: $180,000 (for two years) to Education Writers Association, Washington.

Standards-based education. Toward implementing standards-based education in high-poverty school districts: $450,000 (for 21 months) to Education Trust, Washington.

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