The National Education Association recently awarded $4,000 grants to 25 programs that support urban education. The 1999-2000 NEA Urban Grants Program receipients are:
Alabama. Mobile County Education Association, Mobile County Education Support Personnel Organization, and the Boys and Girls Club, Mobile. Arizona. Arizona Education Association, Washington District Education Association, and Washington Elementary School District, Phoenix; Deer Valley Education Association, Phoenix; Glendale Union Education Association, Phoenix; Tucson Education Association, Tucson.
California. San Diego Education Association. Colorado. Denver Classroom Teachers Assocation and the High Plains News Service, Denver; Jefferson County Education Association, Lakewood. Connecticut. Bridgeport Education Association, Bridgeport. Georgia. Clayton County Education Association and the Clayton County School System, Jonesboro; Organization of DeKalb Educators, Decatur.
Iowa. Sioux City Education Association and Sioux City Community School District, Sioux City. Kentucky. Jefferson County Teachers Assocation and Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville. Louisiana. Caddo Association of Educators, Shreveport. Michigan. Lansing School Education Association, Lansing. Montana. Billings Education Association, Billings. Nebraska. Omaha Education Association, Omaha.
New Jersey. Plainfield Education Association, Plainfied. North Carolina. Cumberland County Schools, Fayetteville. Ohio. Springfield Education Association and the Springfield City School Board, Springfield. Oregon. Salem Education Association, Salem; Tigard-TualatinEducation Association, Tigard. South Carolina. Spartanburg County Association of Educators, Spartanburg. Tennessee. Clarksville-Montgomery County School System, Ausin Peay University, and Clarksville-Montgomery County Education Association, Clarksville.
Carnegie Corporation of New York
437 Madison Ave.
New York, NY 10022
The Carnegie Corporation of New York has awarded grants aimed at improving three specific areas of education: early-childhood education and care, urban school reform, and higher education.
Early-childhood education and care. Carnegie Corporation of New York, New York City, 12-month grant of $700,000 technical assistance to the Starting Points State and Community Partnerships for Young Children program; University of Washington, Seattle, 24-month grant of $500,000 for a joint project of the Bush Center in Child Development and Social Policy of Yale University.
Urban school reform. National Center on Education and the Economy, Washington, 11-month grant of $197,000 for research to design a training model for principals; Carnegie Corporation of New York, New York City, 12-month grant of $103,500 for the Middle Grade School State Policy Initiative.
Higher education. The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Menlo Park, Calif., 24-month grant of $693,000 for teacher preparation; National Governors' Association Center for Best Practices, Washington, 24-month grant of $600,000 for the joint project with the National Conference of State Legislatures to provide assistance to state leaders in strengthening teacher education; Aspen Institute, Washington, 12-month grant of $400,000 for the Congressional Program on Education.
Lucent Technologies Foundation
600 Mountain Ave.
Murray Hill, NJ 07974
The Lucent Technologies Foundation recently awarded $1 million in grant money to support educational programs at science centers, technology museums, and zoological centers around the world.The recipients are listed below in alphabetical order.
Center of Science and Industry, Columbus, Ohio, $120,810; China Science and Technology Museum, Beijing, $150,000; Cite des Sciences et de l'Industrie, Paris, $25,000; The Discovery Museums, Acton, Mass., $128,000; Kirkpatrick Science, Air, and Space Museum, Oklahoma City, $25,000; Liberty Science Center, Jersey City, N.J., $136,730; Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, $150,000; Newark Museum, Newark, N.J., $25,000; Omaha Children's Museum, Omaha, Neb., $50,000; Ontario Science Centre, Toronto, $150,000; The Science Place, Dallas, $150,000; SciTrek, Atlanta, $50,000; Whitaker Center for the Science and the Arts, Harrisburg, Pa., $100,160.
293 Beedict Road
Tarrytown, NY 10591
The Hackley School, an independent, coeducational school, has received a gift of $10 million from Herbert A. Allen, a former student and current president and chief executive officer of Allen and Co., a New York City-based investment bank.
A portion of the money will be used to purchase land adjacent to the school. The school also plans to use the money to improve its facilities.
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