November 11, 2005 1 min read

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

*December 15 ASTRONOMY
The Astronomical Society of the Pacific welcomes nominations for the 2006 Thomas Brennan Award, which honors a teacher whose work has had a substantial impact on high school astronomy. Candidates must have taught astronomy to high school students; organized workshops in astronomy; or developed innovative courses, curricula, and programs aimed at the high school level. Nominations must be submitted on Brennan Award forms, and nominees must reside in North America. One winner receives a cash award and plaque, presented at the society’s 118th annual meeting in September in Baltimore. The winner may also be invited to write an article for the Astronomical Society of the Pacific’s Mercury Magazine or Universe in the Classroom newsletter describing his or her work. Contact: Marilyn Delgado, Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 390 Ashton Ave., San Francisco, CA 94112; (415) 337-1100, ext. 100; e-mail;

The Intel and Scholastic Schools of Distinction Award recognizes outstanding K-12 U.S. schools. The Intel Foundation will award $210,000 to 18 schools in 2006 for outstanding accomplishments in literary achievement, academics, mathematics, science, leadership, professional development, collaboration, teamwork, and technology. An elementary-level and secondary-level school will be chosen in each of the 10 categories and will receive $10,000. Those schools will also be considered for the “Best of the Best” award, which provides one elementary and one secondary school with an additional $15,000. Winners will also receive educational resources from Scholastic and other prizes from event sponsors. More information and applications are available on the Web site. Contact: Rachel Cruz, Scholastic, (212) 343-6570;

A version of this article appeared in the November 01, 2005 edition of Teacher