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Following are application deadlines for awards, honors, and contests available to teachers. Asterisks (*) denote new entries.


The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages asks national, state, and regional members to nominate educators for its Florence Steiner Award for Leadership in Foreign Language Education. Nominees must be K-12 foreign language teachers or administrators with a minimum of five years' teaching experience. They must also be members of the council with at least three years' standing, and they must spend at least half of each school year teaching a foreign language. Contact: American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, 6 Executive Plaza, Yonkers, NY 10701-6801; (914) 963-8830. Nominations should be sent to: Sheri Spaine Long, University of Alabama, Department of Foreign Language and Literature, Birmingham, AL 35294.


The National Council for the Social Studies encourages scholarly inquiry into significant issues for social studies education through the Exemplary Research Award. Eligible research must have been published between June 1999 and May 2000 and must satisfy a number of criteria. Winners receive a commemorative gift and an opportunity to present at the NCSS annual conference. For more information, contact: Ana Post, Manager of Recognition Programs and Special Projects, NCSS, 3501 Newark St. N.W., Washington, DC 20016-3167; (800) 296-7840, ext. 114;; wards/research/html.


The International Reading Association invites members enrolled in a doctoral program to apply for the Helen M. Robinson Award, a $500 grant for a student in the early stage of dissertation research on reading or literacy. For more information, contact: International Reading Association, Helen M. Robinson Award, Division of Research and Policy, 800 Barksdale Rd., P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139; (302) 731-1600, ext. 226; fax (302) 731-1057; e-mail;


Biological Sciences Curriculum Study, a nonprofit curriculum developer, seeks nominations for its two Teacher of the Year awards. One teacher with more than five years' experience and one teacher with less than six years' experience each receive $1,000, plus $500 for travel expenses to the National Association of Biology Teachers Convention in Orlando, Fla. The winners' schools each receive $1,000 to upgrade biology labs. Colleagues, principals, and science eduators may nominate high school biology teachers who use one of BSCS's programs and whose teaching embodies the BSCS approach to inquiry, conceptual learning, and the nature and methods of science. To nominate a teacher, contact: Linda Ward, 5415 Mark Dabling Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80918; (719) 531-5167, ext. 106; e-mail


The Dow Jones Newspaper Fund seeks applicants for its National High School Journalism Teacher Awards Program. The program selects: the National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year, who acts as a spokesperson for scholastic journalism; four Distinguished Advisers; and several Special Recognition winners. Nominees must have at least three years of experience teaching or advising high school journalists; they must also have taught or advised during the 1999-2000 academic year and plan to continue teaching or advising in 2000-2001. For more information, contact: Dow Jones Newspaper Fund, P.O. Box 300, Princeton, NJ 08543-0300; (609) 452-2820;


Chadwick's of Boston, an off-price clothing retailer, seeks nominations for its National Teacher of the Year Award. To nominate a K-12 teacher, print or type no more than 250 words outlining how the candidate contributed to the community, school, or students. Four regional winners each receive $250 and a $250 Chadwick's of Boston certificate. A national winner receives an additional $1,000 and is featured in a Chadwick's of Boston catalog. For more information, contact: Chadwick's of Boston Teacher of the Year Award, 946 Great Plain Ave., P.O. Box 151, Needham, MA 02492; e-mail

—Jennifer Pricola

Vol. 11, Issue 8, Pages 67-69

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