Extra Credit: In The Spotlight
The National Association for Humane and Environmental Education has named Brenda Durham of Stephen Foster Elementary School in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., as the 1995-96 KIND Teacher of the Year. Durham receives $500 worth of educational materials and a subscription to KIND News, a newspaper for engaging students in activities that demonstrate caring and respect for people, animals, and the environment.
Smart Technologies Inc., a company specializing in interactive educational hardware and software, announces that Tom Grice, a 5th and 6th grade teacher at St. Patrick School in Brantford, Ontario, has won the Project Get Smarter grand prize. Grice was honored for his creative integration of technology into classroom activities.
The Association for Library Service to Children has named Kathy Costa of the Santa Fe (N.M.) Public Library as the winner of the Econo-Clad Literature Program Award. Costa was honored for developing and implementing an outstanding library program for children. She receives a $1,000 award donated by Econo-Clad to attend the American Library Association annual conference.
--BY JILL GORDON