From Private Sources
The Bush Foundation
E. 900 First National Bank Building
332 Minnesota St.
St. Paul, MN 55101-1387
Assessment. To plan a program to help faculty members teach and assess the progress of underprepared students: $10,000 to Huston-Tillotson College, Austin, Texas.
Learning. For a faculty-development project to integrate learning inside and outside the classroom: $450,000 to the College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, Minn.
Peer evaluation. For a teaching-improvement program using peer evaluation: $300,000 to Minot State University, Minot, N.D.
Professional development. To design a faculty-training program to increase the use of student discussions and critical thinking: $10,000 to Bethune Cookman College, Daytona Beach, Fla.
Professional development. To plan a faculty-development program to help faculty members design independent-learning experiences for students: $20,000 to Valley City State University, Valley City, N.D.
Student improvement. To design ways to improve student reading and leadership skills and to include Chippewa Indian culture in the curriculum: $15,000 to Turtle Mountain Community College, Belcourt, N.D.
Teachers. For the "Teachers as Scholars" program for teachers in northeastern North Dakota: $60,000 to the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, N.D.
Teaching. To plan a center for excellence in teaching: $10,000 to Voorhees College, Denmark, S.C.
Technology. To plan a curriculum-reform program that will increase the use of educational technology: $13,800 to Little Hoop Community College, Fort Totten, N.D.
From Corporate Sources
Dow Jones Newspaper Fund
PO Box 300
Princeton, NJ 08543-0300
The Dow Jones Newspaper Fund recently awarded $4,000 grants to five summer journalism workshops on college campuses to provide fellowships for high school journalism teachers. The recipients are:
Hampshire College, South Amherst, Mass.; Journalism Education Association Advisers' Institute at Kansas State University, Manhattan; Michigan State University, Lansing; Southern Oregon University, Ashland; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Target Stores Inc.
33 S. Sixth St.
Minneapolis, MN 55440-1382
The retail chain recently awarded $200,000 to 20 schools across the country in recognition of their outstanding science curricula and programs. Each school listed below received $10,000.
Ames High School, Ames, Iowa; Arts in Academics Academy, Detroit; De La Salle High School, Chicago; Flynn Park Elementary School, St. Louis; Homestead Senior High School, Homestead, Fla.; Indian Hills Middle School, Sandy, Utah; John Marshall High School, Milwaukee; John Reith High School, Sacramento, Calif.; Lewis Middle School, Boston; Louise Wolf Kahn Elementary, Dallas.
Newton Middle School, Littleton, Colo.; Oak Hill Elementary School, Orlando, Fla.; Pasadena High School, Pasadena, Calif.; Roosevelt High School, Minneapolis; St. Anthony of Padua, Atlanta; St. Anthony of Padua Elementary School, Los Angeles; St. Croix Catholic Elementary School, Stillwater, Minn.; Texas School for the Deaf, Austin; Whitney Young High School, Chicago; St. Joseph's School, Spring Valley, N.Y.
Toshiba America Foundation
126 E. 56th St.
New York, NY 10022
Auto safety. To enable 25 students to participate in a project on auto safety: $3,790 to Mahopac High School, Mahopac, N.Y.
Biology. To help 150 students learn biology by studying living organisms of the Ohio River: $8,250 to Central High School, Louisville, Ky.
Chemistry. To help students establish confidence in the accuracy of wet-chemical methods: $3,850 to the Louisiana School of Math, Science, and the Arts, New Orleans.
Chemistry. To help 220 students develop their understanding of abstract concepts in Advanced Placement chemistry: $14,250 to the Jefferson County Schools R-1/Standley Lake High School, Golden, Colo.
Geometry. To help 100 students learn geometric concepts through computer- and model-assisted drawing and manipulations: $5,000 to Hamden High School, Hamden, Conn.
Math. To enable 20 students to study applied algebra: $1,540 to the Canton School District, Canton, S.D.
Math. To enable 20 at-risk students to participate in a supplemental mathematics program: $600 to Pickering Junior High School, Pickering, Ohio.
Math. To enable 700 students to experience the integration of mathematics with technology using math software: $3,700 to Maria High School, Chicago.
Math and science. To help 600 students combine mathematics, chemistry, physics, basic quantum mechanics, and heat of fusion: $3,400 to Highlands High School, Fort Thomas, Ky.
Meteorology. To enable 38 students to participate in a weather-mapping project: $2,880 to St. Michael's Parish Day School, Tucson, Ariz.
Physics. To enable 80 students to study Newton's Laws of Motion, Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation, electricity, wave phenomena, the Bernoulli Principle, viscosity, and wind resistance: $1,070 to Magna Vista High School, Ridgeway, Va.
Physics. To help 100 students plot the trajectory of basketballs in flight and compute the acceleration of gravity on the ball and the force required to move it to the basket: $3,950 to Archbishop Walsh High School, Olean, N.Y.
Science. To enable students to monitor the water quality of their local watershed by comparing data: $3,550 to Kellogg Middle School, Kellogg, Idaho.
Science. To enable 50 students to relate case-specific ion testing to environmental issues that affect the earth's water supply: $3,500 to Tri-County High School, Howard County, Mich.
Science. To enable 150 students to study anatomy and physiology: $4,750 to Ottumwa High School, Ottumwa, Iowa.
Science. To help 911 students explore core-cell-theory concepts using video-microscope systems: $4,000 to Arlington High School, Lagrangeville, N.Y.
Science. To help 500 students study the processes of photosynthesis and respiration using carbon dioxide probes: $2,670 to Laguna Hills High School, Laguna Hills, Calif.
Science. To help 60 students develop an awareness of the importance of microorganisms as they relate to genetic engineering: $4,540 to Barnum High School, Barnum, Minn.
Science. To enable 95 students to create science notebooks on their investigation of a disease: $3,650 to Cedarcrest Middle School, Marysville, Wash.
Science. To enable 200 students to conduct hands-on experiments and investigations covering such topics as force, energy, momentum, acceleration, pH, body functions, time constraints, and applied mechanics: $2,600 to Marticville Middle School, Pequa, Pa.
Science. To enable 15 students to study water as a physical and chemical entity: $5,000 to Paul Junior High School, Washington.
Science. To help students from six middle schools examine the salinity, depth, and temperature of the ocean, measure the effects of the atmosphere on the cooling rate of the earth's surface, and explore the pulse, respiration, and blood pressure of the human body: $14,900 to the Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District, Houston.
Science. To help 100 students apply mathematics skills in the science classroom by analyzing water and soil samples, designing and maintaining terrariums and aquariums in the classroom to model study sites, and designing experiments using an environmental-test chamber: $12,600 to Stuart-Hobson Museum Magnet Middle School, Washington.
Science. To enable 1,200 students to participate in interdisciplinary projects in which they will monitor water quality: $19,900 to Stephenson High School, Stone Mountain, Ga.
Science. To help 183 students combine the science of hydroponics with the art of aqualculture to learn about the nitrogen system, photosynthesis, water quality, the food web, growth cycles of living things, and fisheries conservation and management: $6,000 to Marblehead Community Charter Public School, Marblehead, Mass.
Science. To help 373 students interpret data and employ scientific observation by studying magnetism, astronomy, anatomy, and earth science: $9,000 to Schubert Elementary School, Chicago.
Science. To help 50,000 students discover biodiversity, the web of life, and the ecological interactions among species based on experiential and interactive learning: $19,000 to the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto.
Science. To enable 550 students to participate in ''dry labs'' intended to meet the needs of tactile kinesthetic learners: $3,860 to Summit Education Center/Duncanville Independent School District, Duncanville, Texas.