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*Open Math And Science

Toshiba America Foundation grants support school-based projects to improve math, science, and technology education. The foundation chooses 70 recipients from public and private middle and high schools, local education agencies, and youth organizations. Projects should benefit students and include teacher-led, classroom-based experiences. Grants of up to $5,000 are awarded on a rolling basis; larger grants are offered in March and September. For more information, contact: Program Office, 1251 Avenue of the Americas, 41st Floor, New York, NY 10020; (212) 588-0820; fax (212) 588-0824; e-mail foundation@tai.toshiba.com; www.toshiba.com.

*Open Teaching Tolerance

Grants of up to $2,000 are available to K-12 teachers from the Teaching Tolerance project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit group that fights discrimination. The grants are awarded for activities promoting diversity, peacemaking, community service, or other aspects of tolerance education. Requests should include a typed, 500-word description of the activity and the proposed budget. Contact: Teaching Tolerance Grants, 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104; (334) 264-0286, ext. 370.

*April 1 TECHNOLOGY

Electronic Data Systems, an information-technology company, invites applicants for the EDS Technology Grant program. Grants of $1,500 are awarded to elementary teachers for projects that use information-technology products and services to improve student learning. Eligible applicants must work at schools within 50 miles of communities where EDS has a presence. Contact: Electronic Data Systems; www.eds.com/co mmunity_affairs/com_ tech_grants.shtml.

*April 5 RURAL TEACHERS

The National Rural Education Association and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association sponsor the 2000 Mini-Grant program. Candidates must be K-12 teachers at schools in communities served by a rural electric cooperative. Teachers whose students' homes are served by a cooperative are also eligible. The NREA awards 10 grants of $250 for classroom-based projects involving student investigation of energy or electricity. Contact: Rural Teacher Mini-Grants, c/o NREA Headquarters, 246 Education Building, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1588; (970) 491-7022; e-mail jnewlin@lamar.colostate.edu; www.nrea.colostate.edu.

*Apr il 14 ROCK AND ROLL

Teachers with fewer than five years of experience may apply for scholarships to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum's institute on teaching using popular music. The museum and Cuyahoga Community College sponsor the one-week summer program in conjunction with the AT&T Learning Network. It's open to secondary social studies, English, and music teachers and includes a rock and roll history survey, guest speakers, two days at the Hall of Fame and Museum, workshops, teaching materials, and graduate credit. A limited number of scholarships are available. Contact: Emily Davidson, Education Programs Manager, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, One Key Plaza, Cleveland, OH 44114-1022, (216) 515-1234; edavidso@rockhall.org.

April 30 Graphic Arts

The Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation invites graphic arts educators to submit grant proposals for education projects in the graphic-communications field. Typical programs aim to teach students about graphic arts technology and management. Proposals submitted by April 30 are considered for full funding; proposals for grants of up to $2,500 are accepted on a rolling basis. For proposal guidelines, contact: Meredith Bernatovich, Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation, 1899 Preston White Dr., Reston, VA 20191-4367; (703) 264-7200; fax (703) 620-0994; e-mail gaerf@npes.org.

*June 30 COMPUTERS

Wolfram Research Inc., makers of Mathematica, a technical computing software system, announces the High School Grant Program. The grants support K-12 teachers worldwide who use Mathematica to develop computer-based classroom materials. Recipients receive Mathematica training at Wolfram Research's corporate headquarters in Illinois, copies of Mathematica software for their school, and technical support. The number of grant recipients varies. For more information, contact: (800) 441-MATH, ext. 703; e-mail highschoolgrants@wolfram.com; www.wolfram.com/company/prog rams/hsgp.

*June 30 MATH AND SCIENCE

MathSoft Inc., an education software developer, offers a Digital Age Math and Science Teaching Grant for educators and schools who would like to use its StudyWorks software and materials. Applicants must submit a proposal of at least 1,000 words detailing how they would use StudyWorks in their 7th-12th grade classrooms. Schools sponsoring winning teachers receive 25 copies each of StudyWorks Mathematics Deluxe and Science programs. Winning educators qualify for a $200 stipend toward the cost of attending math, science, or technology conferences. Applications also will be reviewed after September 30. Contact: MathSoft Inc., 101 Main St., Cambridge, MA 02142; (617) 577-1017; fax (617) 577-8829; e-mail education@mathsoft.com; www.mathsoft.com/studyworks.

—Jennifer Pricola

Vol. 11, Issue 7, Page 69

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