From Federal Sources
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Ave S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20024
U.S. Secretary of Education Richard W. Riley recently announced two grant awards for programs using technology to improve the teaching of mathematics and science.
The Public Broadcasting System has received a five-year, $39 million grant to create a Web site called Teacherline, which will link the resources of PBS, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, school districts in 16 states, and five colleges of education.
The Concord Consortium has received a one-year, $1 million grant for the Seeing Math Telecommunications Project, which will study how the Internet delivers professional-development resources to teachers.
Secretary Riley, along with Bill Ivey, the chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, has also announced $990,000 in media-literacy grants. The grants to school districts are intended to help enable to students understand and interpret the artistic content of electronic-media images.
The recipients of the grants are listed below by state:
California. Belmont Senior High School, $150,000, Los Angeles; West Contra Costa Unified School District, Richmond, $149,530.
Florida. Hillsborough County Public Schools, Tampa, $142,275. Minnesota. Minneapolis Public Schools, Minneapolis, $149,650.
Montana. Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes, Pablo, $71,500. New Mexico. Espanola Public Schools, Espanola, $65,400. Pennsylvania. School District of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, $50,000.
Rhode Island. Providence School District, Providence, $92,224.
South Carolina. Darlington County School District, Darlington, $12,311; School District of Marlboro County, Bennettsville, $107,110.
From Private Sources
The Bush Foundation
332 Minnesota St.
St. Paul, MN 55101
Science. Preparation for teachers of American Indian students, to promote participation in science fairs: $150,000 to the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, Albuquerque, N.M.
A version of this article appeared in the November 08, 2000 edition of Education Week