The White House recently announced the names of 215 teachers chosen to receive the 1990 “Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching.”
The Presidential Awards program has recognized middle-school, junior-high-school, and senior-high science and mathematics teachers for high-quality, innovative science and math teaching since its inception eight years ago. This year, for the first time, the program is likewise honoring elementary-school teachers.
The winners were selected from a slate of three science and three mathematics teachers in both the elementary- and secondary-school categories representing the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Department of Defense Dependents Schools, and, as a group, the U.S. territories of American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, and the Virgin Islands.
In addition to an expense-paid trip to Washington this month to receive the award, the honorees each received a $7,500 National Science Foundation grant to be used, under the teacher’s supervision, to supplement science and mathematics programs in the recipient’s school.
The recipients and the names and locations of their schools are listed below by state, with the name of the mathematics teachers appearing first.
Alabama: Linda L. Joseph, Hall-Kent Elementary School, Homewood; Shirley M. Dean, Pinecrest Elementary School, Sylacauga. Alaska: Stephanie S. Rudig, Rosamond Weller Elementary School, Fairbanks; Leslie S. Gordon, Badger Road Elementary School, Fairbanks. Arizona: Phyllis Millemaci-Aswad, Neely Elementary School, Gilbert; Jackie Cleveland, Robert Frost Elementary School, Chandler. Arkansas: Patricia Killingsworth, Carver Math/Science Magnet School, Little Rock; Yoriko Perritt, Carver Math/Science Magnet School, Little Rock. California: Christina L. Myren, Acacia Elementary School, Thousand Oaks; Jeff Self, Washington Elementary School, Eureka.
Colorado: Brenda L. Kramer, Rocky Mountain Elementary School, Westminster; Barbara Elliott, Ray E. Kilmer Elementary School, Monument. Connecticut: Diane H. Boesch, Hurlbutt Elementary School, Weston; Patricia N. Horan, Academy Elementary School, Madison. Department of Defense Dependents Schools: Melissa A. Dale, Ansbach Elementary School, Katterbach, Germany; Marcia L. Banks, Hainerberg Elementary School, Wiesbaden, Germany. Delaware: Lillian C. Deal, Drew/Pyle Intermediate School, Wilmington; Cindy F. Dean, Savannah Road Elementary School, Lewes. District of Columbia: Paula B. Duckett, River Terrace Community School; Alma S. Miller, Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School.
Florida: Lynn B. Weeks, Garden Grove Elementary School, Winter Haven; Cheryl E. Middlebrooks, Dale Mabry Elementary School, Tampa. Georgia: Mary A. Allison, North Fayette Elementary School, Fayetteville; Carol Burbulis, County Line Elementary School, Winder. Hawaii: Beryl S. Jim, Pohakea Elementary School, Ewa Beach; Katherine K. Fujii, Kaala Elementary School, Wahiawa. Idaho: Diana L. Thomas, Pioneer Elementary School, Weiser; Shirley J. Wright, Claude Wilcox Elementary School, Pocatello. Illinois: Angela G. Andrews, Scott Elementary School, Naperville; Robert L. Burtch, J.B. Nelson School, Batavia.
Indiana: Janell Uerkwitz, Dayton Elementary School, Dayton; Rock Crosslin, Chapel Glen Elementary School, Indianapolis. Iowa: Shelva Boyd, Gertrude Fellows Elementary School, Ames; Suzanne Z. Kelly, Warren H. Meeker Elementary School, Ames. Kansas: Paul J. Corcoran, Deerfield Elementary School, Lawrence; Patricia E. Likins, Southwest Elementary School, Bonner Springs. Kentucky: Nancy E. Allen, Nancy Elementary School, Nancy; Johanna F. Strange, Model Lab School, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond. Louisiana: Nora J. Miller, Audubon Elementary School, Baton Rouge; Stephen C. Blume, Slidell Curriculum and Enrichment Center, Slidell.
Maine: John M. Martin, Yarmouth Intermediate School, Yarmouth; Arden G. Thompson, Wiscasset Primary and Middle School, Wiscasset. Maryland: K. Gale Waibel, Calverton Elementary School, Beltsville; Marueen L. Savage, Gunpowder Elementary School, Baltimore. Massachusetts: Donna E. Richardson, Cedar Elementary School, Hanover; Gwyneth E. Loud, Tenacre Country Day School, Wellesley. Michigan: Pamela K. Ogle, Windemere View Elementary School, Lansing; Marlenn Maicki, Detroit Country Day School, Birmingham. Minnesota: Nancy A. Nutting, Andersen Contemporary School, Minneapolis; Bonita Talbot-Wylie, Excelsior Elementary School, Excelsior.
Mississippi: Nancy S. Lewis, W.L. Smith Elementary School, Petal; Faith Brown, W.L. Smith Elementary School, Petal. Missouri: Kathryn S. Anderson, Spoede School, St. Louis; Norma J. Neely, Academy of Environmental Sciences, Independence. Montana: Cynthia S. Baumann, Garfield Elementary School, Lewistown; Judy K. Henry, Sandstone Elementary School, Billings. Nebraska: Lee Ann Peterson, Prescott Elementary School, Lincoln; Henrietta Pane, Westgate Elementary School, Omaha. Nevada: Kenneth W. Christmas, J.T. McWilliams Elementary School, Las Vegas; Susan L. Richardson, Doris Hancock Elementary School, Las Vegas.
New Hampshire: Elizabeth M. Erickson, Kearsarge Regional Elementary School at Bradford, Bradford; Maryann Hamilton, Conant Elementary School, Concord. New Jersey: Jeraldine Trabant, Mary Ethel Costello School, Gloucester City; Irene Lees, Parkway School, Paramus. New Mexico: Lee Ann Abbott, Mountain Elementary School, Los Alamos; Kari D. Daniels, Montezuma Elementary School, Albuquerque. New York: Nancy C. Rinehart, Geneseo Elementary School, Geneseo; Baiba S. Woodall, Trumansburg Elementary School, Trumansburg. North Carolina: Barbara S. Croom, Ogden Elementary School, Wilmington; Judy K. Sink, Hardin Park Elementary School, Boone.
North Dakota: Barbi J. Kraft, Turtle Lake-Mercer Public School, Turtle Lake; Harlan G. Bultema, Washington Elementary School, Valley City. Ohio: Linda M. Gojak, Hawken School, Lyndhurst; Margie Dunlevy, Garfield Elementary School, Lakewood. Oklahoma: Jodie C. Coulson, Willard Elementary School, Ada; Denise Slack, Jenks East Elementary School, Jenks. Oregon: Karen C. Smith, Lincoln Elementary School, Corvallis; Daniel M. Tilson, Eastwood Elementary School, Roseburg. Pennsylvania: Marie Dithrich, Barrett Elementary School, Homestead; Lillian P. McKeel, Radio Park Elementary School, State College.
Puerto Rico: Myrna C. Rodriguez, Toa Alta Heights Elementary School, Toa Alta; Fredeswinda Vazquez-Gonzalez, Angela Cordero Bernard School, Ponce. Rhode Island: Gertrude R. Toher, Henry Barnard School, Rhode Island College, Providence; Kathleen M. Melander, Warwick Neck School, Warwick. South Carolina: Carol W. Robinson, Shell Point Elementary School, Beaufort; Barbara Ann Hawkins, East Elementary School, Dillon. South Dakota: Della L. Snethen, Tyndall Elementary School, Tyndall; Dorothy L. Erhart, Deadwood Elementary School, Deadwood. Tennessee: Edna Loveday, Sevierville Primary School, Sevierville; Wanda J. Gray, Richland Elementary School, Memphis.
Texas: Wayne R. Gable, Langford Elementary School, Austin; Kathe Eugster, Lamar School, Bryan. U.S. Territories: Margery E. Navarro, Evelyn M. Williams Elementary School, Frederiksted, St. Croix, Virgin Islands. Utah: Gayle C. Cloke, Sarah Jane Adams Elementary School, Layton; Peggy S. Crandell, Cherry Hill Elementary School, Orem. Vermont: Kathleen Jacob, Clarendon Elementary School, North Clarendon; Ramona O’Brien, Bristol Elementary School, Bristol. Virginia: Shirley T. Hanson, Berkeley Elementary School, Spotsylvania; JoAnn E. DeMaria, E. Barbour Hutchinson Elementary School, Herndon. Washington: Patricia D. Dahl, Ben Franklin Elementary School, Vancouver; Akiko Kurose, Laurelhurst Elementary School, Seattle. West Virginia: Linda E.B. Martin, W. Ralph Widmyer, Elementary School, Berkeley Springs; Nancy Michael, Mannington Elementary School, Mannington. Wisconsin: Mazie Jenkins, Lincoln Elementary School, Madison; Russell Gilbert, Soldiers Grove Elementary School, Soldiers Grove. Wyoming: Jennie E. Robison, Tongue River Elementary School, Ranchester; Doris L. Waddell, Crest Hill Elementary School, Casper.
Alabama: Patricia C. Burchfield, Murphy High School, Mobile; Pamela T. Sloan, Central High East, Tuscaloosa. Alaska: Larry E. Moye, Soldotna High School, Soldotna; Donna L. York, Romig Junior High School, Anchorage. Arizona: Stanley D. Bristol, Corona del Sol High School, Tempe; Marcia E. Fischer, Arcadia High School, Phoenix. Arkansas: Bobby N. Graves, Sheridan High School, Sheridan; Walter M. Hunter, Jacksonville High School, Jacksonville. California: Katherine P. Layton, Beverly Hills High School, Beverly Hills; Linda Dixon, Foothill High School, Sacramento.
Colorado: John D. Putnam, Washington Irving Junior High School, Colorado Springs; Sue Anne Berger, Bear Creek High School, Lakewood. Connecticut: Frank Corbo, Staples High School, Westport; Fred R. Myers Jr., Greenwich High School, Greenwich. Department of Defense Dependents Schools: Kathryn M. Wimbush, Mannheim American High School, Mannheim, Germany; Gerald A. Adams, Ramstein American High School, Ramstein Air Base, Germany. Delaware: Louis H. LoBosco, Archmere Academy, Claymont; Peter Parrlett, Thomas McKean High School, Wilmington. District of Columbia: Beryl W. Jackson, Frederick Douglass Junior High School; Fred R. Mangrubang, Kendall Demonstration School for the Deaf, Gallaudet University.
Florida: Robert E. Jones, Greenwood Lakes Middle School, Lake Mary; Carole Bennett, Jesuit High School, Tampa. Georgia: Landy Godbold, Westminster Schools, Atlanta; Sandra J. Rhoades, North Cobb High School, Kennesaw. Hawaii: Carl Wheeler, Mid-Pacific Institute, Honolulu; Mary Ann Kadooka, President William McKinley High School, Honolulu. Idaho: Robert G. Firman, Borah High School, Boise; Judith C. Seydel, Idaho Falls High School, Idaho Falls. Illinois: Ronald K. Nagrodski, Johnston City High School, Johnston City; Robert J. Lewis, Community High School, Downers Grove.
Indiana: Mark A. Miller, Northside Middle School, Columbus; Kathleen K. Gulley, Pike High School, Indianapolis. Iowa: James A. Maltas, West Liberty Junior-Senior High School, West Liberty; Jan S. Wielert, West High School, Iowa City. Kansas: Sandra K. Peer, Wichita High School Northwest, Wichita; Steven B. Case, Olathe South High School, Olathe. Kentucky: Anita Marie Stacy, Bishop Brossart High School, Alexandria; Shirley N. Wrinkle, Reidland High School, Paducah. Louisiana: Sharon K. Grand, Baton Rouge High School, Baton Rouge; Mary Alice Cain, East Jefferson High School, Metairie.
Maine: Rita K. Fox, Presque Isle High School, Presque Isle; Virgil R. Valente, Penquis Valley High School, Milo. Maryland: Darlyn J. Counihan, Takoma Park Intermediate School, Silver Spring; Janet Hartlove, Western High School, Baltimore. Massachusetts: Gisele C. Zangari, Mansfield High School, Mansfield; Jennifer Hickman, Phillips Academy, Andover. Michigan: Jerald Murdock, Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen; Herman Boatin Jr., Edsel Ford High School, Dearborn. Minnesota: Judith L. Rhode, John Glenn Middle School, Maplewood; Janice L. Waarvik, Bethlehem Academy, Faribault.
Mississippi: Rebecca M. Becnel, Long Beach High School, Long Beach; Frances M. Coleman, Ackerman and Weir High Schools, Ackerman. Missouri: Evelyn S.O. Maxwell, Greenwood Laboratory School, Springfield; Ken J. Krame, Oak Park High School, Kansas City. Montana: Richard T. Seitz, Helena High School, Helena; A. Ray Hamilton, C.M. Russell High School, Great Falls. Nebraska: Helen L. Banzhaf, Seward Senior High School, Seward; Joanne Langabee, Papillion-LaVista High School, Papillion. Nevada: Susan N. Victor, Chaparral High School, Las Vegas; George T. Ochs, Reno High School, Reno.
New Hampshire: A. Darian Lauten, Oyster River High School, Durham; Paul J. Williams, Profile Junior-Senior High School, Bethelem. New Jersey: Carolyn Rosenberg, Edison High School, Edison; Yvette A. Van Hise, Marlboro High School, Marlboro. New Mexico: Neil D. McBeth, LaCueva High School, Albuquerque; Ernest M. Lopez, Taos Junior High School, Taos. New York: Judith Broadwin, Jericho High School, Jericho; Michael J. Bannon, Brentwood High School, Brentwood. North Carolina: Rickey E. Fields, High Point Senior High School, High Point; Jessie M. Jones, Beddingfield High School, Wilson.
North Dakota: Gary Nagel, Bowman High School, Bowman; Philip N. Nelson, Williston High School, Williston. Ohio: James I. Hassel, Berea High School, Berea; Richard Benz, Wickliffe High School, Wickliffe. Oklahoma: Karen R. Reed, El Reno High School, El Reno; Beverley McMillan, Marrietta Middle School, Marietta. Oregon: Joan Miller, Fernwood Middle School, Portland; Dennis W. Bennett, Athena-Weston Junior High School, Weston. Pennsylvania: Donald W. Scheuer Jr., Abington Junior High School, Abington; Samuel Mitrovich Jr., Freedom Area High School, Freedom.
Puerto Rico: Salvador P. Mercado, Francisco Zayas Santana School, Villalba; Gregory G. Bush, Antilles High School, San Juan. Rhode Island: Valmore E. Guernon, Lincoln Junior-Senior High School, Lincoln; Crandell W. Dimock, South Kingstown High School, Wakefield. South Carolina: Betty M. Gasque, Marion High School, Marion; Richard A. Porter, Cainhoy High School, Huger. South Dakota: Catherine Quinlivan, Vandenberg Middle School, Ellsworth Air Force Base; Jerry Opbroek, Mitchell Senior High School, Mitchell. Tennessee: Cathy J. Jahr, Martin Westview High School, Martin; Bettty L. Gray, Brentwood Academy, Brentwood.
Texas: Diane McGowan, James Bowie High School, Austin; Linda B. Knight, Paul Revere Middle School, Houston. U.S.Territories: Varghese Varghese, Tafuna High School, Pago Pago; Larry Madrigal, Leone High School, Pago Pago. Utah: Carletta J. Elich, Logan High School, Logan; Thomas P. Talbot, Skyline High School, Salt Lake City. Vermont: Lynn F. Waldo, Woodstock Union High School, Woodstock; Brian Slopey, Union 32 Junior-Senior High School, Montpelier. Virginia: Rhonda M. Miller, Linkhorne Middle School, Lynchburg; George T. Dewey 3rd., Chantilly High School, Chantilly.
Washington: Karen S. Cockburn, Joel E. Ferris High School, Spokane; Sheryl L. Schaaf, Forks Middle School, Forks. West Virginia: Susan J. Clark, Fairmont Senior High School, Fairmont; Jerry L. DeLuca, Tucker County High School, Hambleton. Wisconsin: Arne L. Engebretsen, Greendale High School, Greendale; Diane L. Gerlach, Tremper High School, Kenosha. Wyoming: Jimmy D. Rhoades, Wheatland High School, Wheatland; Judith I. Vandel, McCormick Junior High School, Cheyenne.
Partnerships in Education Journal has announced the recipients of the “1990 p.i.e. Journal National Partnership Awards.” The winning school-partnership programs will be honored at the national symposium on partnerships in education to be held in Washington on Nov. 7-11.
The first-place winners in each category are listed below.
At-risk students: The Orr School Network, Education Programs for Community Relations, Continental Bank, Chicago.
Career education: Career Awakening Project, School District of the City of Royal Oak, Royal Oak, Mich.
Collaborative alliances: The b.e.s.t. (Business and Education Serving Together), Wantagh Unified School District, Wantagh, N.Y.
Dropout prevention: Woodward Elementary/ University of Michigan-Dearborn/Henry Ford Museum, and Greenfield Village Partnership, u.m.-Dearborn.
Economic education: Export Awareness, School Partnership Program, St. Louis Public Schools.
Health and nutrition: Anti Couch Potato, Marquette Credit Union, Woonsocket, R.I.
Literacy: Tell Me A Story, i.b.m./Good Housekeeping, St. Petersburg, Fla.
Parental involvement: Families in Education, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Madison, Wis.
Science: Environmental and Education Enhancement, Dade County Public Schools, Miami.
Special judges’ award: Assignment Discovery, The Discovery Channel, Landover, Md.
Teacher recognition and support: Operation Quality, Siecor Corporation, Hickory, N.C.
Video presentations: Dekalb Partners in Education Program, Redan High School, Stone Mountain, Ga.
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October 26--Professional standards: The National Council of State Educator Standards and Professional Practices is inviting proposals for presentations and panel discussions at its annual conference. Proposal topics should develop the conference theme, “Competence in Education: A Global Perspective.” The winning submissions will be presented at the conference to be held on June 22-23, 1991, in Seattle. Contact: Karen B. Wilde, 325 West Gaines St., Suite 301, Tallahassee, Fla. 32399; (904) 488-0547.
October 31--Educational excellence: The rjr Nabisco Foundation is inviting applications for its “Next Century Schools” grants. Fifteen awards of $100,000 to $250,000 will be awarded to individual public schools that have demonstrated risk taking and entrepreneurship in education. Contact: Next Century Schools Fund, rjrnf, Suite 550, 1455 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20004; (202) 626-7200.
October 31--Educational research: The Institute for Educational Research is inviting nominations for the 1990 i.e.r. Action Research in Schools Awards. The awards honor outstanding “action” research that is significantly improving education for students in public and private schools nationwide. Applications are invited from individuals whose research projects were initiated and completed after January 1, 1987. Projects may be submitted in the elementary/middle/junior-high-school, high-school, and administrative-issues categories. Individual employees of public or private elementary and secondary schools and public and private educational organizations are encouraged to apply. Contact: i.e.r., 793 North Main St., Glen Ellyn, Ill. 60137; (708) 858-8060.
October 31--Foreign languages: The Rockefeller Foundation is inviting nominations for its 1991 Fellowship Program for Teachers of Foreign Languages. A total of 100 grants of $5,000 each will be awarded to high-school foreign-language teachers having at least three years of teaching experience. The grants will be used for eight weeks of summer study in the United States or abroad. Contact: r.f. Scholarships for Foreign Language Teachers in High Schools, 270 Mohegan Ave., New London, Conn. 08320; (203) 447-7800.
November 1--Arts education: The Kennedy Center Education Department, through the Alliance for Arts Education, is inviting nominations for its annual national award honoring school principals and school-district superintendents who provide leadership in making the arts central in the general curriculum. Full-time elementary- and secondary-school principals and school-district superintendents who have served in the top administrative position in their school or district for at least three years are encouraged to apply through their state Alliance for Arts Education. Contact state alliance or Carmen Tiglao, a.a.e., The Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C. 20566; (202) 416-8800.
November 1--History: The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation is inviting application requests for the 1991 DeWitt Wallace Institute on World History. Fifty high-school history teachers will be selected to participate in institutes, led by university professors and high-school history teachers, where they will collaborate to refine material presented at the institutes into modules for use in high-school history courses. Contact: Nancy Arnold, History Institute, Woodrow Wilson Foundation, Box 642, Princeton, N.J. 08542; (609) 924-4666.
November 8--Education reporting: The National Association of Secondary School Principals is inviting nominations for the 10th annual “Benjamin Fine Awards.” Awards of $1,500 will be given to professional newspaper and magazine reporters and editors who have made outstanding contributions to education journalism in works published between November 1, 1989, and October 31, 1990. Entries may be submitted in the following areas: single article, editorial/column, series of articles, and supplements. Contact: nassp, Public Relations Office, 1904 Association Dr., Reston, Va. 22091-1598; (703) 860-0200, ext. 274.
November 16--Distance learning: The Oklahoma State University College of Arts and Sciences Extension and the Arts and Sciences Teleconferencing Service are inviting proposals for possible presentation at the annual “Learning by Satellite” conference. Topics for presentations should relate to the field of distance learning. Presentations will be given at the conference on March 27-29, 1991, in Dallas. Contact: Julia Starr, Coordinator, Oklahoma State University, 205 Life Sciences East, Stillwater, Okla. 74078-0276; (405) 744-5647.
November 19--Civics education: The Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution is inviting applications for awards, under the 1991 Bicentennial Education Grant Program, to support improved teaching of the Constitution in grades K-12 and to develop programs that will strengthen students’ understanding of the document’s importance. Approximately 25 grants will be awarded for proposals that focus on the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and subsequent amendments. Grants will be awarded to local educational agencies, private elementary and secondary schools, private organizations, individuals, and state and local agencies. Contact: Anne Fickling, Education Grants Program, c.b.c., 808 17th St., N.W, Suite 800, Washington, D.C. 20006; (202) 653-5110.
November 20--Foreign language: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for awards under its International Research and Studies Program. Public and private agencies, organizations, institutions, and individuals may apply for an estimated 20 grants of approximately $72,500 each. The awards will go toward research and studies to improve and strengthen instruction in modern foreign languages, area studies, and related fields needed to provide full understanding of the places in which the modern foreign languages are commonly used. Applications should focus on effective methodology of instruction in modern foreign languages and/or language-acquisition process. Contact: Jose Martinez, used, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 3053, ROB-3, Washington, D.C. 20202-5331; (202) 708-9297.
November 26--Overseas study: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for its Fulbright-Hayes Seminars Abroad Program. Short-term study/travel opportunities abroad are being offered to educators of the social sciences, the humanities, and the social studies to enhance understanding and knowledge of the people and cultures of other nations. Those eligible include social-sciences or humanities faculty members from colleges, universities, and community colleges; social-studies-curriculum specialists at local or state education agencies; junior- and senior-high-school social-studies teachers and department heads; 4th- to 6th-grade teachers who specialize in social-studies subjects; and teachers of foreign languages. Contact: fhsap, used, Center for International Education, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20202-5332; (202) 708-7283.
November 30--Mathematics: The Mathematical Sciences Education Board is inviting proposals for its State Mathematics Coalition Project. One-year planning grants of $5,000 to $10,000 will be awarded to non-profit organizations interested in establishing coalitions at the state level designed to improve mathematics education. The coalitions will include state leaders from the education, corporate, and public-policy sectors who are committed to mathematics-education reform. Contact: Robert J. Kansky, Director, s.m.c.p., m.s.e.b., 818 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 500, Washington, D.C. 20006; (202) 334-1486.
November 30--Mid-career teacher training: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for awards, under the Mid-Career Teacher Training Program, to encourage the establishment and maintenance of programs that will provide teacher training to individuals who are moving to a career in education from another occupation. An estimated ten grants of approximately $98,700 each will be awarded to institutions of higher education with schools or departments of education. Contact: Joseph Vaughan, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement, 555 New Jersey Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20208-5643; (202) 219-2187.
November 30--Partners in education: The National Association of Partners in Education, in conjunction with Kraft General Foods and Walt Disney World Company, is inviting applications for its 1991 “Outstanding Volunteer Awards Program.” First- and second-place winners will be selected in each of the following seven categories: Adult Elementary Volunteer, Adult Secondary Volunteer, Business/Agency Partnership Program Volunteer, Intergenerational Volunteer, Program Organizer Volunteer, Special Education Volunteer, and Youth Volunteer/Peer Tutor. A cash award of $1,000 will be made to the school district of each first-place winner, and $500 will be awarded to the school district of each second-place winner. Notice of intent to enter the competition should be mailed to nape by October 5. Contact: National Awards Program, nape, 601 Wythe St., Suite 200, Alexandria, Va. 22314-1934; (703) 836-4880.
December 1--Science: The Research Corporation, a foundation for the advancement of science, is inviting applications for its Partners in Science grants. The grants enable high-school science teachers to participate in research during the summer with university-faculty scientists from institutions in Arizona, California, Colorado, Oregon, and New Mexico. Teachers should possess a baccalaureate degree or the equivalent in chemistry or physics in order to qualify. Stipends of up to $4,000 will be provided. Contact: Brian Andreen, Grants Program Coordinator, rc, 6840 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, Ariz. 85710; (622) 296-6711.
December 1--Women in education: The American Association of University Women is inviting applications for its 1990-91 Eleanor Roosevelt Teacher Fellowships Program. Fellowships of $1,000 to $10,000 will be awarded to female K-12 classroom teachers with at least five years’ full-time teaching experience. Nominees should have demonstrated a commitment to creating educational equity, particularly in the fields of math and science, for girls through work in the classroom, the school district, and the community. Contact: a.a.u.w. Education Foundation, 1111 16th St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036; (202) 728-7609.
December 3--Indian education: The U.S. Education Department is inviting applications for new awards under the Indian Education Act of 1988. An estimated 1,200 awards of approximately $44,630 will be awarded to educational agencies, schools operated by Indian tribes, tribal schools, and special projects ministering to the needs of Indian children. Contact: Division of Program Operations, used, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 2177, Washington, D.C. 20202-6335; Eastern Branch Chief: (202) 401-1926, Western Branch Chief: (202) 401-1907.
December 7--Teaching awards: The Foundation for Excellence in Teaching is inviting nominations of prekindergarten through 5th-grade teachers in the Chicago area for their annual “Golden Apple Award.” Ten teachers will receive a paid fall-term sabbatical to study tuition-free at Northwestern University, a $2,500 stipend, personal use of an Apple MacIntosh computer, and specialized training through a series of professional-development seminars. Contact: fet, 8 South Michigan Ave., Suite 2310, Chicago, Ill. 60606-3318.
December 14--Fellowships: The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is inviting applications for the 1990 Kellogg National Fellowship Program. The foundation will select up to 50 fellows who will each receive a three-year grant of $35,000 to pursue an individualized-learning plan of leadership-skills enhancement and to participate in seminars and other activities offered by the foundation. Contact: Fellowship Office, w.k.k.f., 400 North Ave., Battle Creek, Mich. 49017-3398; (616) 968-1611.
December 14--Storytelling: International Business Machines Corporation and Good Housekeeping magazine are inviting entries for the “Tell Me A Story ...” Celebration, a national educational program and contest for children that combines storytelling and whole-language learning. The contest is the culmination of a whole-language lesson plan that prepares students to research and write their own folktales based on information they learn from family and community. Prizes worth $160,000 will be awarded in three grade categories: K-1, 2-3, 4-6. Ten students from each category, their teachers, and their schools will receive computer equipment. For a free education kit and/or festival guide, write on school stationery to: ibm Storytelling Celebration, 5000 Park St., N., St. Petersburg, Fla. 33709.
December 15--Humanities: The National Endowment for the Humanities is accepting applications for grants to support projects designed to improve the teaching of the humanities at the elementary and secondary levels. Grants will be awarded for national and regional summer institutes, state and local collaborative projects, conferences, and college-school partnerships beginning after July 1990. Contact: n.e.h., Division of Education Programs, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Room 302, Washington, D.C. 20506; (202) 786-0377.
December 15--Students at risk: The Association for the Education of Gifted Underachieving Students is calling for proposals for presentations to be given at its annual conference. The conference will be held on April 12-13, 1991, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Papers should relate directly to some aspect of the underachievement issue and gifted children and/or adults. The conference theme will focus on populations of gifted children who are at risk in the development of their abilities due to unique conditions or needs such as disabilities or culturally diverse backgrounds. Contact: Linda Emerick, Program Chair, 1991 aegus Conference, Graduate Programs in Education, University of St. Thomas, Mail #5017, 2115 Summit Ave., St. Paul, Minn. 55105.
December 15--Teaching awards: The Reader’s Digest Association is inviting nominations of elementary- and secondary-school teachers and principals for consideration in the second year of its “American Heroes in Education” awards program, which is jointly sponsored by Reader’s Digest, the American Federation of Teachers, the National Association of Elementary School Principals, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the National Eduation Association. Ten individual educators, or teams of up to six teachers and principals, will be selected to receive an award of $5,000, with an additional $10,000 to be donated to their schools. Five runners-up will receive an award of $500, with $2,000 donated to their schools. Winners will be chosen on the basis of their achievements in solving critical problems common to all schools. Contact: Beth Jones, r.d., a.h.e. Awards, Pleasantville, N.Y. 10572.
December 28--Teaching awards: The Dolores Kohl Education Foundation seeks nominations for approximately 12 awards of $1,000 each to go to public and private preK-12 educators who have demonstrated excellence in teaching. To obtain a nomination form and procedure guidelines, contact: d.k.e.f., 165 Greenbay Rd., Wilmette, Ill. 60091; (708) 256-3000.
January 15--Gifted education: The Intertel Foundation Inc., is inviting applications for its 1991 “Hollingworth Award Competition.” An award of $2,000 will be presented to an individual or educational organization for proposed research in the field of the education or psychology of gifted children and youth. For application information, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Roxanne H. Cramer, Chairman, Hollingworth Award Committee, 4300 Sideburn Rd., Fairfax, Va. 22030.
A version of this article appeared in the October 24, 1990 edition of Education Week as Awards