March 01, 2002 4 min read
  • Save to favorites
  • Print

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

The McGraw-Hill Companies invite nominations for the 2003 Harold W. McGraw Jr. Prize in Education. Up to three prizes of $25,000 each are awarded to individuals in teaching, education administration, business, government, or publishing who have shown innovation in attempting to change, improve, enhance, or further an area of American education. Contact: Teresa White, Harold W. McGraw Jr. Prize in Education, 1221 Avenue of the Americas, 47th Floor, New York, NY 10020; (212) 512-6113.

The National Association of Biology Teachers announces a number of award competitions. The Biotechnology Teaching Award, sponsored by Edvotek Inc., is given to a secondary school teacher or undergraduate college faculty member. Applicants must demonstrate an innovative classroom approach that incorporates the principles and processes of biotechnology. The Outstanding New Biology Teacher Achievement Award, sponsored by NABT, recognizes outstanding teaching by a grades 7-12 biology/life science educator with less than three years’ teaching experience at the time of nomination. Applicants must have developed an original program or technique and made a contribution to the profession at the start of their careers. Science Kit, Boreal Laboratories, and the NABT’s Role and Status of Women in Biology Education sponsor the Award for Excellence in Encouraging Equity, which recognizes efforts by biology educators to encourage, promote, and strive for equity in the educational community. Judging criteria vary for each award. All winners receive a recognition plaque, honorarium, and complimentary NABT membership; all awards will be presented at the NABT national convention in Portland, Oregon, in October. Contact: Louise Pittack, NABT, 12030 Sunrise Valley Dr., Suite 110, Reston, VA 20191-3409; (703) 264-9696; fax (703) 264-7778; e-mail;

The Solid Waste Association of North America sponsors the Excellence in Solid Waste Education Awards, which recognize extraordinary efforts in educating the public on issues related to solid waste. Four awards are given, including one for K-12 curriculum. Entries are judged on technical accuracy, educational goals, quality of design and communications, program evaluation, and originality. Contact: Steven Ridzon, Solid Waste Association of North America, P.O. Box 7219, Silver Spring, MD 20907; (240) 494-2241; email; sp.

The National Council for the Social Studies seeks nominations for the Outstanding Elementary, Middle Level, and Secondary Social Studies Teacher of the Year awards. Teachers must have maintained NCSS membership for at least two years prior to the nomination date and must demonstrate exceptional abilities in six of seven criteria. Winners receive $2,500, a commemorative gift, an opportunity to speak at the NCSS annual conference, and a complimentary one-year NCSS membership. TIME for Kids, Scholastic Inc., and TIME Classroom sponsor the award. Contact: Ana Post, Manager of Recognition Programs and Special Projects, NCSS, 8555 16th St., Suite 300, Silver Spring, MD 20910; (301) 588- 1800, ext. 114; fax (301) 588-2049; e-mail;

The VSA arts Playwright Discovery Teacher Award recognizes educators who bring disability awareness to the classroom through the art of playwriting. The recipient receives funds for playwriting resources, a trip to Washington, D.C., and national recognition. Applications and information available on the Web site. Contact: VSA arts, (800) 933-8721;

Time Warner Cable announces its National Teacher Awards, open to educators from state-accredited private or public schools in Time Warner Cable service areas. Candidates submit examples of innovative classroom activities developed using cable programs or the Internet. Twenty teachers or teacher teams receive $1,000 and expenses-paid trips to Washington, D.C. Local Time Warner Cable offices can also provide information. Contact: Bonnie Hathaway, Time Warner Cable, Corporate Communications, 290 Harbor Dr., Stamford, CT 06902; (203) 328-0620; e-mail

The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, annually recognizes organizations for performance excellence. Public and private elementary and secondary schools are eligible to receive the awards. Up to three winners are chosen based on such criteria as student learning achievements and improvements in education design and delivery, leadership, and strategic planning. Contact: Baldrige National Quality Program, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Administration Building, Room A600, 100 Bureau Dr., Stop 1020, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1020; (301) 975-2036; fax (301) 948-3716; e-mail;


This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Mathematics Webinar
Pave the Path to Excellence in Math
Empower your students' math journey with Sue O'Connell, author of “Math in Practice” and “Navigating Numeracy.”
Content provided by hand2mind
This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Recruitment & Retention Webinar
Combatting Teacher Shortages: Strategies for Classroom Balance and Learning Success
Learn from leaders in education as they share insights and strategies to support teachers and students.
Content provided by DreamBox Learning
Classroom Technology K-12 Essentials Forum Reading Instruction and AI: New Strategies for the Big Education Challenges of Our Time
Join the conversation as experts in the field explore these instructional pain points and offer game-changing guidance for K-12 leaders and educators.

EdWeek Top School Jobs

Teacher Jobs
Search over ten thousand teaching jobs nationwide — elementary, middle, high school and more.
View Jobs
Principal Jobs
Find hundreds of jobs for principals, assistant principals, and other school leadership roles.
View Jobs
Administrator Jobs
Over a thousand district-level jobs: superintendents, directors, more.
View Jobs
Support Staff Jobs
Search thousands of jobs, from paraprofessionals to counselors and more.
View Jobs

Read Next

Education Briefly Stated: September 20, 2023
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read
Education From Our Research Center What's on the Minds of Educators, in Charts
Politics, gender equity, and technology—how teachers and administrators say these issues are affecting the field.
1 min read
Stylized illustration of a pie chart
Traci Daberko for Education Week
Education Briefly Stated: August 30, 2023
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read
Education Briefly Stated: August 23, 2023
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
9 min read