April 17, 1991 17 min read
  • Save to favorites
  • Print

Below is a sampling of grants given by various public and private organizations. The listings are intended to be representative, rather than comprehensive; they focus on grants that pertain to elementary and secondary education and certain associated fields.

From Corporate Sources

Carnegie Corporation of New York437 Madison Ave., New York, N.Y. 10022

At-risk youth. Toward a series of policy seminars on at-risk children and youth: $150,000 to George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

Education reform. Toward overseeing implementation of the Kentucky Education Reform Act of 1990: $249,200 to the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence, Lexington, Ky.

Educational television. Toward a science videotape referral service for television journalists: $250,000 to the Scientists’ Institute for Public Information, Inc., New York City.

Homeless families. For a study of comprehensive services for homeless families and children: $50,000 to the Bank Street College of Education, New York City.

Inner-city youth. Toward a study of caregiving for young children in inner-city Chicago: $400,000 to the University of Chicago.

Mathematics and science. Toward a precollege program to improve student achievement in mathematics and science: $310,000 to Jackson State University, Jackson, Miss.

Mathematics and science. Toward a consortium for research on the teaching and learning of science and mathematics: $200,000 to the Institute for Research on Learning, Palo Alto, Calif.

Mentoring programs. Toward demonstration of intergenerational mentoring programs: $344,000 to Public/Private Ventures, Philadelphia, Pa.

Minorities. For the Education Rights Project: $450,000 to the Puerto Rican Legal Defense and Education Fund, Inc., New York City.

Minorities. Toward support of the Quality Education for Minorities Network, Washington, D.C.: $700,000.

Minorities. Toward evaluation of a project to demonstrate effective community-based education models for Hispanic students and adults: $320,000 to the National Council of La Raza, Washington, D.C.

Professional development. Toward support of the Center for Career Development in Early Care and Education: $300,000 to Wheelock College, Boston, Mass.

Professional development. Toward the completion of a training program for infant and toddler caregivers: $175,000 to the Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, Calif.

Sexuality. Toward projects concerned with the electronic media and adolescent sexuality: $200,000 to the Center for Population Options, Washington, D.C.

Teaching standards. Toward support of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Inc., Detroit, Mich.: $1 million.

From Federal Sources

U.S. Education Department400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024

The Education Department recently awarded $2.7 million in grants, under the Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Act of 1988, to support programs for gifted and talented elementary and secondary students. Nearly all the grantees are forming collaborative arrangements, involving universities, local school districts, and private organizations. The award recipients and the amounts of their grants are listed below by state:

Arkansas. University of Arkansas, Little Rock: $302,546. California. San Diego State University, San Diego: $133,738. Kansas. Kansas Department of Education, Topeka: $296,352. Michigan. Kalamazoo City School District, Kalamazoo: $152,217. Nebraska. University of Nebraska, Lincoln: $193,396.

New Jersey. Educational Information and Resource Center, Sewell: $260,742. New York. Community School District No. 22, Brooklyn: $282,278; Hunter College/CUNY Research, New York City: $87,437; Teachers College/Columbia University, New York City: $112,500; Community School District No. 27, Ozone Park: $200,350. North Carolina. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: $222,283. Texas. Lamar University, Beaumont: $238,274; Texas A&M Research Foundation, College Station: $180,559.

The Education Department recently awarded $162 million in contracts to operate 10 regional educational laboratories over the next five years to address specific regional concerns and focus on improving results for at-risk students and meeting the needs of small rural schools. The awardees are listed below according to the region they represent, and including the states in the region, the amount of the award, the award recipient, the location of the laboratory, and the contact person.

Northeastern Region: Me., N.H., Vt., Mass., R.I., Conn., N.Y., Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands. $20.46 million to the Regional Laboratory for Educational Improvement of the Northeast and Islands, Andover, Mass., David Crandall.

Mid-Atlantic Region: Del., D.C., Md., N.J., Pa. $16.9 million to Research for Better Schools, Inc., Philadelphia, Pa., John E. Hopkins.

Southeastern Region: Ala., Fla., Ga., Miss., N.C., S.C. $18.5 million to South Eastern Regional Vision for Education, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Roy Forbes.

Midwestern Region: Ill., Ind., Iowa, Mich., Minn., Ohio, Wis. $22.9 million to the North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, Elmhurst, Ill., Jeri Nowakowski.

Appalachian Region: Ky., Tenn., Va., W.Va. $13 million to the Appalachia Educational Laboratory, Inc., Charleston, W.Va., Terry Eidell.

Southwestern Region: Ark., La., N.M., Okla., Tex. $17.3 million to the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, Austin, Tex., Preston Kronkosky.

Central Region: Colo., Kan., Mo., Neb., N.D., S.D., Wyo. $12.9 million to the Mid-Continent Regional Educational Laboratory, Aurora, Colo., Lawrence Hutchins.

Northwestern Region: Alaska, Idaho, Mont., Ore., Wash. $16.7 million to the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, Portland, Ore., Robert Rath.

Western Region: Ariz., Calif., Nev., Utah. $17.7 million to the Far West Laboratory for Educational Research and Development, San Francisco, Calif., Dean Hafziger.

Pacific Basin Region: Hawaii and Pacific Island entities. $6.3 million to the Pacific Regional Educational Laboratory, Honolulu, Hawaii, John Kofel.

The Education Department recently awarded $37.2 million in grants to operate six new education research centers over the next five years with the aim of providing a foundation for restructuring American education.

The centers are listed below by their concentrations, and the listing includes the name and location of the center, a contact person, any collaborating schools, and the amount of the grant.

Education policy and student learning. The State University of New Jersey, Rutgers, N.J., Susan Fuhrman. Collaborating with: Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich.; Stanford University, Palo Alto, Calif.; University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.; and Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.: $7.1 million.

Learning to teach. Michigan State University, East Lansing, Mich., Mary Kennedy. Collaborating with: University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.; and Education Matters, Inc., Cambridge, Mass.: $6.8 million.

Literature teaching and learning. The State University of New York at Albany, Arthur Applebee: $4.3 million.

Mathematics teaching and learning. The University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis., Thomas Romberg. Collaborating with: Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.; and San Diego State University, Calif.: $5.9 million.

Postsecondary learning, teaching, and assessment. Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa., James L. Ratcliff. Collaborating with: University of Illinois at Chicago; Syracuse University, N.Y.; Northwestern University, Chicago, Ill.; University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn.; and North Carolina State University, Raleigh: $5.9 million.

Student learning. The University of Pittsburgh, Pa., Robert Glaser and Lauren Resnick: $7.2 million.

The Education Department has awarded $2.3 million in contracts, under the Indian Education Act of 1988, to support six regional Indian Education Technical Assistance Centers that will serve schools, tribes, parents, and others seeking to improve the quality of education for Native American students. The centers will provide information, training, and technical assistance, through newsletters, toll-free telephone-inquiry lines, workshops, seminars, and on-site consultations and presentations.

The centers, their locations, the states they will serve, and the amount of the grants are listed below:

Center I. ORBIS Associates, Washington, D.C., serving Ala., Ark., Conn., Del., Fla., Ga., Ill., Ind., Ky., La., Me., Md., Mass., Mich., Mo., Miss., N.H., N.J., N.Y., N.C., Ohio, Pa., R.I., S.C., Tenn., Vt., Va., W.Va., and D.C.: $420,485.

Center II. United Tribes Technical College, Bismarck, N.D., serving Iowa, Kan., Minn., Neb., N.D., S.D., and Wis.: $412,880.

Center III. Indian Leadership Program, School of Education, Gonzaga University, Spokane, Wash., serving Colo., Idaho, Mont., Ore., Utah., Wash., and Wyo.: $417,894.

Center IV. National Indian Training and Research Center, Tempe, Ariz., serving Ariz., Calif., N.M., and Nev.: $392,772.

Center V. American Indian Research and Development Center, Inc., Norman, Okla., serving Okla. and Tex.: $325,379.

Center VI. Cook Inlet Tribal Council, Inc., Anchorage, Alaska, serving Alaska: $298,590.

National Endowment for theHumanities1100 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W.Washington, D.C. 20506

African-American literature. To support a collaborative project on 20th-century African-American literature for 40 Alabama high-school English teachers: $186,155 to the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

African oral tradition. To support a masterwork study project on the African oral tradition for 15 Chicago elementary- and secondary-school humanities teachers: $13,000 to the University of Chicago, Ill.

Alabama history. To support a collaborative project on Alabama history for 40 Alabama elementary- and secondary-school history teachers: $147,000 to the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa.

Alabama history. To support a masterwork study project on the literature of Alabama’s history and racial heritage for 20 English and history teachers in the Selma schools: $21,019 to the Public Library of Selma-Dallas County.

Arabic. To support the development of materials to use for teaching Arabic in its cultural context that will integrate formal written Arabic with the most widely spoken form: $131,043 to Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.

Arabic. To support a three-year national project, including a five-week institute each summer, on the Arabic language and cultures for 50 secondary-school teachers of social studies and foreign languages: $595,000 to the Ohio State University Research Foundation, Columbus, Ohio.

Asian religions. To support a masterwork study project on Asian religious texts and traditions for 10 Massachusetts high-school history and humanities teachers: $9,000 to the Mt. Greylock Regional School District, Williamstown, Mass.

China and Japan. To support a year-long project for 44 public-school teachers and administrators, who will study the history, literature, art, and language of China and Japan and create programs and materials for use throughout Wyoming: $138,321 to Natrona County School District 1, Casper, Wyo.

Chinese. To support a three-year national project, including four summer institutes, on the Chinese language and culture for 40 teachers of Chinese, grades K-12: $425,459 to the University of Maryland, College Park.

Czechoslovakia. To support a masterwork study project for 12 Atlanta secondary-school teachers on the history, intellectual life, and culture of modern Czechoslovakia, with specialists from five Georgia colleges serving as consultants: $15,800 to the Lovett School, Atlanta, Ga.

Ethics. To support a collaborative project on ethics education for 70 New Hampshire elementary- and secondary-school teachers and administrators: $275,822 to Boston University, Mass.

Foreign language teachers. To support three two-week summer institutes for pre-collegiate and collegiate professionals to discuss current practice in language teaching: $103,255 plus an offer of up to $51,628 matching to the Modern Language Association of America, New York City.

Foreign language teachers. To support a national project for three years that will provide 100 foreign language teachers, grades K-12, with a six-week fellowship for in-country study: $827,909 plus up to $112,500 matching to Connecticut College, New London, Conn.

French and Spanish teachers. To support a summer institute for 30 Georgia elementary- and secondary-school French and Spanish teachers, including trips to Canada and Costa Rica: $107,471 to Macon College, Macon, Ga.

Government. To support a masterwork study project for 15 elementary- and secondary-school teachers from Washington state on liberty and responsibility in a democratic society: $15,868 to Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, Wash.

Government. To support a summer institute on the Bill of Rights for 40 Los Angeles 8th grade social-studies teachers: $95,583 to the California State University, Los Angeles Foundation, Calif.

Greek literature. To support a masterwork study project for 15 humanities teachers from the Boston area on the works of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides as illuminated by Aristotle’s Poetics: $25,850 to the Huntington Theatre Company, Boston, Mass.

Humanities. To support a three-year project on humanities in the schools that will include summer institutes, a lecture and seminar series, and workshops for 1,355 Virginia teachers of the arts, the classics, English, history, and languages: $398,618 to the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.

Humanities teachers. To support a three-year collaborative project that will conduct five seminars each year for 50 New Haven elementary- and secondary-school humanities teachers: $483,582 to Yale University, New Haven, Conn.

Humanities teachers. To support a four-week summer institute for 40 New Jersey humanities teachers and school administrators on the Age of Enlightenment, using the character Figaro in the play and opera as the focus for interdisciplinary study: $196,000 to the Arts Foundation of New Jersey, New Brunswick, N.J.

Japanese. To support a two-year project to develop national curricular guidelines for the teaching of Japanese in U.S. secondary schools and to develop a College Board Achievement Test in Japanese: $395,725 to the College Board, New York City.

Japanese. To support a two-year project that will establish a Japanese language and cultural center for teacher training and the development of materials and a model curriculum for grades K-8: $200,976 to the Eugene School District, Eugene, Ore.

Literature teachers. To support a three-year collaborative project for 180 literature teachers from Houston area schools on classic and contemporary works of American literature: $256,326 to the University of Houston, Downtown campus, Tex.

Mythology. To support a masterwork study project on myths, legends, and fables in the Western and Jewish traditions for 15 Philadelphia humanities teachers in the elementary grades: $25,415 to Solomon Schechter Day School, Bala Cynwyd, Pa.

Philosophy of education. To support a masterwork study project on the philosophies of education in Aristotle’s Politics and Plato’s Republic for 13 middle- and secondary--school teachers: $10,445 to Northridge Preparatory School, Des Plaines, Ill.

Portuguese exploration. To support a four-week summer institute for middle- and high-school humanities instructors from southern New England who will study the beginnings of Portuguese exploration: $61,250 matching to the Portuguese Cultural Foundation, Providence, R.I.

Shakespeare. To support a four-week national summer institute for 35 middle- and high-school English teachers to study Hamlet, King Lear, As You Like It, and The Winter’s Tale from the mutually illuminating perspectives of text and performance: $176,400 to the Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C.

Social studies. To support a national institute for 35 secondary-school teachers and librarians on the encounter between the Old and New Worlds: $100,000 matching to National History Day, Cleveland, Ohio.

South Carolina history. To support a four-week institute on the history and literature of South Carolina and the American South for three summers for 30 state secondary-school teachers: $221,000 plus up to $110,000 matching to the University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C.

Spanish teachers. To support a three-year regional project for 50 elementary-school teachers of Spanish that will include two five-week summer institutes on the Spanish cultures of the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico: $380,000 to Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City.

From Private Sources

The Morris and Gwendolyn CafritzFoundation1825 K St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006

Twenty-five teachers in the District of Columbia public schools recently received felowship grants of $4,000 each to support projects and study programs to make them more effective and creative in their classrooms. The teachers, their subject areas, and their schools are listed below:

Laura Aikman, art, Terrell Junior High School; Rose Auld, humanities, Eastern High School; Linda Bressant, speech, Sharpe Health School; Diane Brown, science, Jefferson Junior High School; Beverly Burt, reading, Hine Junior High School; Sheila Buslje, reading, science, and social studies, Oyster Bilingual School; Albert Carr, U.S. history, Cardozo High School; Queenie Foard, health and physical education, Garnett Patterson Junior High School; Audrey Hawkins, drama, Eastern High School; Minnie Holcomb, math, Shepherd Elementary School; Carolyn Kornegay, laboratory skills, Anacostia High School; Sylvester Lipscomb, horticulture, Phelps Career High School; Elnie Neleance, Spanish, H.D. Cooke Elementary School; Norman Peters, social studies, Park View Elementary School; Jean Purchas-Tulloch, Spanish, French, and African studies, Spingarn High School; Elizabeth Ready, speech development specialist, Clarke Elementary School; Errol Rose, language, Jefferson Junior High School; Yvonne St. Hill, Spanish, Taft Junior High School; John Taylor, vision program head, Tyler Elementary School; Joan Vanasdalan, music, Eaton Elementary School; C. Adrienne White, French, Ballou High School; Robert Willis, biology, Ballou High School; Jamie Wilson, English as a secondary language, H.D. Cooke Elementary School; Juanita Wilkinson, English and humanities, Lincoln Junior High School; and Davey Yarborough, music, Duke Ellington School of the Arts.

The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation also recently awarded the National Archives $17,600 to underwrite the costs of publishing in book form the basic finding aid to information about the history of the Nation’s Capital as part of the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the Federal City.

The DeWitt Wallace-Reader’s DigestFund261 Madison Ave., 24th floor, New York, N.Y. 10016

Career counseling. Toward support for options, a comprehensive college- and career-counseling service, and for efforts to assist other groups establishing similar programs: $350,000 (three years) to the Goddard-Riverside Community Center, New York City.

Low-income students. Toward support for academic counseling and enrichment program for low-income students: $60,000 (two years) to the Settlement College Readiness Program, New York City.

Managerial effectiveness. A planning grant for the development of a program designed to enhance the managerial effectiveness of New York City youth-serving organizations: $15,000 to the Fund for the City of New York.

Parental involvement. Planning grant for assessment, reorganization, and revitalization of the League’s Parent Involvement Project: $75,000 to the National Urban League, New York City.

Service learning. To establish The National Center for Service Learning in Early Adolescence, which will establish a computer data base of programs nationwide, provide training and assistance for teachers and youth-service professionals, and develop and help disseminate service learning programs: $993,000 (three years) to the National Center for Service Learning in Early Adolescence, City University of New York, New York City.

Youth employment. Toward general support of this membership organization of 58 agencies providing youth employment services nationwide: $80,000 (two years) to the National Youth Employment Coalition, New York City.

Youth program. Toward support for “Forward Young People” project in East Harlem through which about 200 youth annually participate in leadership training, problem identifying and solving, and developing and communicating positions on youth issues: $150,000 (three years) to the Youth Action Program, New York City.

Youth program. Toward support for the first year of a new adolescent program to help high-potential, low-income teens participate in four-week reidential workshops and extensive follow-up activities: $166,000 to the High/Scope Educational Research Foundation, Ypsilanti, Mich.

A version of this article appeared in the April 17, 1991 edition of Education Week as Grants


Classroom Technology Webinar Building Better Blended Learning in K-12 Schools
The pandemic and the increasing use of technology in K-12 education it prompted has added renewed energy to the blended learning movement as most students are now learning in school buildings (and will likely continue

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: November 17, 2021
Here's a look at some recent Education Week articles you may have missed.
8 min read
Education Nearly a Million Kids Vaccinated in Week 1, White House Says
Experts say there are signs that it will be difficult to sustain the initial momentum.
4 min read
Leo Hahn, 11, gets the first shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. Last week, U.S. health officials gave the final signoff to Pfizer's kid-size COVID-19 shot, a milestone that opened a major expansion of the nation's vaccination campaign to children as young as 5. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Education How Schools Are Getting Kids the COVID Shot, and Why Some Aren’t
Some district leaders say offering vaccine clinics, with the involvement of trusted school staff, is key to helping overcome hesitancy.
5 min read
A girl walks outside of a mobile vaccine unit after getting the first dose of her COVID-19 vaccine, outside P.S. 277, Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, in the Bronx borough of New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
Education Biden Administration Urges Schools to Provide COVID-19 Shots, Information for Kids
The Biden administration is encouraging local school districts to host vaccine clinics for kids and information on benefits of the shots.
2 min read
President Joe Biden, and first lady Jill Biden walk to board Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. Biden is spending the weekend at his home in Rehoboth Beach, Del. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)