Connecticut High Schools
The Connecticut Business and Industry Association Foundation, a Hartford-based philanthropic division of the business membership organization CBIA, has awarded nine high schools in Connecticut with $4 million in grants over the next six years to increase student enrollment in Advanced Placement courses and to encourage students to consider science and technology-based careers. Recipients include the following:
Ansonia High, Ansonia; Bulkeley High, Hartford; Coventry High, Coventry; East Hartford High, East Hartford; New Britain High, New Britain; New London High, New London; Putnam High, Putnam; Westhill High, Stamford; Wilby High, Waterbury.
Afterschool Programs Research
The Robert Bowne Foundation, a New York City-based foundation that supports afterschool programs for disadvantaged children, has awarded a grant of more than $2 million over the next five years to the National Institute on Out-of-School Time at Wellesley College, a nonprofit organization that conducts research on policy developments related to afterschool issues. The grant will be for research efforts, development of publications, and professional development programs.