$30,000 to the Harlem School for the Arts of New York City to assess possible costs of renovating property for the school's teaching and administrative needs.
$35,000 to Jazzmobile of New York City for an arts-education enrichment program.
$108,000 to the American Association for the Advancement of Science of Washington, D.C., to develop instructional materials in mathematics for minority youth.
$185,000 over two years to the American Sociological Association of Washington, D.C., for summer residential institutes for minority high school students.
$130,000 over three years to Foxfire Fund of Rabun Gap, Ga., for a pilot program for student teachers.
$750,000 to the Institute of International Education of New York City, for education exchanges and fellowships for black South Africans and Namibians.
$36,800 to the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education of Washington, D.C., to hold a workshop for directors of in-school teacher-training programs.
$873,400 over 15 months to the Education Development Center of Newton, Mass., to increase mathematics teaching in inner-city schools and to help start new collaborative projects.
The Raytheon Company has made a $250,000 grant to support the Boston University/ Chelsea Schools reform project. The money will help the university develop and operate programs for staff development, provide tutoring and support to young pregnant mothers, and create individual learning plans for Chelsea students.
General Mills has awarded a $300,000 grant to Tufts University for a two-year study to determine whether children learn better after they've eaten breakfast in school. The study, which began last fall, involves 1,600 students in grades 2-5 in three East Orange, N.J., schools. Performance results of these students will be compared with performance results at one school that won't begin offering breakfast until late spring. General Mills is also providing 65,000 individual servings of breakfast cereal for use in the study.
The Edna McConnell Clark Foundation has provided several grants to support programs that aid New York City families who have moved out of emergency shelters and hotels into permanent housing. The grants include:
$23,000 to the New York Interface Development Project Inc. so it can continue working with the New York City Board of Education to monitor the educational needs of thousands of families with school-age children that are moving into permanent housing. Interface will also work to facilitate parental involvement in the community school districts serving Central Harlem and the South Bronx.
$130,000 to Bank Street College to help develop education programs for parents with preschool children. Bank Street will then help several agencies implement parent-education programs in the South Bronx and Central Harlem, and will coordinate an ongoing network between those that receive funding.
$110,000 to the Council of Chief State School Officers for an examination of state policies that promote or inhibit higher-order thinking skills among disadvantaged youth. The project will focus on grades 6-9 in California, Connecticut, Kentucky, Maryland, New York, South Carolina, Vermont, and Wisconsin.
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded more than $4.7 million to support literacy projects at libraries in 47 states. Of the 214 grants awarded, 16 are to state libraries to coordinate statewide literacy programs and instruct librarians and volunteers in how to conduct them. Local public libraries received the other 198 grants, which will be used to develop literacy programs that respond to community needs. Activities will include training volunteers as tutors, recruiting students to participate in the projects, and purchasing books, videos, and other teaching materials. The Salinas, Calif., Public Library, for example, will use a $23,700 grant to expand its adult reading program to provide services at a local alcohol and drugrehabilitation center, a day shelter for the homeless, and a community residence for convicts preparing to re-enter society.
Family Circle magazine and the Council for Periodical Distributors Associations have joined with Pizza Hut Inc. and the International Reading Association to sponsor the second Family Circle/CPDA "Leaders of Readers'' awards. The awards honor and support local programs that promote reading and can be easily recreated in other communities. In 1989, more than 70 projects won awards. The four grand-award-winning projects, which received $5,000 plus reading materials, include:
"Partnerships,'' a Boston program that pairs Americans with immigrants who need help learning the English language and culture.
"Family Reading Initiative,'' an at-home reading program based in a low-income housing development in Chicago. The project helps teenage parents create a successful reading environment for their children.
"Share A Book Drive,'' a program that distributes free books and literacy information in Tucson, Ariz.
"Read Canada,'' a Toronto-based project that organizes reading circles, tents, and community events with celebrity readers.
Cleveland Education Fund, in cooperation with TRW Inc. and other local businesses, has awarded grants totaling $27,000 to 64 public school teachers in Cleveland for innovative classroom projects that make learning more effective. Winning teachers received up to $500 for their projects. One teacher used the money for a program that has deaf high school students teaching sign language to hearing students. Another used the award to help 8th grade students build a weather station so they can forecast the weather for their schoolmates each morning.