(**) marks grants that have not appeared in a previous issue of Education Week
IBM Reinventing Education Grants
IBM recently awarded nine Reinventing Education grants totaling $15 million to 27 school districts and universities. The grants will support teacher training, course preparation programs and professional development.
The winners are listed below by state.
California: San Jose Unified School District; San Jose State University; University of California at Santa Cruz; University of San Francisco.Illinois: Chicago Public Schools; Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago; Roosevelt University, Chicago; Illinois State University, Chicago; Loyola University, Chicago; University of Illinois at Urbana- Champaign; Chicago Education Alliance.
Maryland: Baltimore City Public Schools; College of Notre Dame, Baltimore; Morgan State University, Baltimore; The Baltimore Teachers Union.
Nevada: Clark County Public Schools; Nevada Department of Education; University of Nevada at Las Vegas.
North Carolina: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Public Schools; University of North Carolina at Charlotte; Davidson College, Davidson; John C. Smith University, Charlotte; Queens College, Charlotte.
Pennsylvania: School District of Philadelphia; Pennsylvania Department of Education; University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education, Philadelphia.
South Carolina: Winthrop University, Rock Hill.
Tennessee: Memphis City Schools; Christian Brothers University, Memphis; Crichton College, Memphis; Freed-Hardeman University, Memphis; LeMoyne-Owen College, Memphis; Rhodes College, Memphis; Union University, Memphis; University of Memphis.Vermont: Vermont Department of Education; University of Vermont, Burlington; Vermont State Colleges, Randolph Center; Vermont Mathematics Initiative, Burlington.
West Virginia: West Virginia Department of Education; Marshall University, Huntington.
Washington Mutual Foundation Grant
The Washington Mutual Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Seattle-based financial services company, has awarded 12 grants totaling $4.6 million to support K-12 educational and housing initiatives.
The winners are listed below alphabetically.
Achieve, Washington, DC ; GreatSchools.net, San Francisco; Los Angeles Educational Partnership; National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, Arlington, Va; Neighborhood Partnership Fund, Portland, Ore.; Pasadena Educational Foundation, Pasadena, Calif.; Southern California Association of Non-Profit Housing, Los Angeles; Teach for America, New York; The Education Trust, Washington, DC; The New Teacher Project, New York; United Teachers Educational Foundation, Los Angeles; Washington Initiative for National Board Certification and Teacher Leadership, Olympia, Wash.
Walton Family Foundation Grant
The Walton Family Foundation recently awarded the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, a nonprofit community development organization, with a $7.4 million grant.
The grant will provide charter school facilities across the nation with financial assistance, training, development and consulting services.
Annenberg and Brown Foundation Grant
The Annenberg Foundation, based in St. David’s, Pa., and the Houston-based Brown Foundation have awarded the Houston Annenberg Challenge two grants totaling $30 million.
The five-year grants will be used to develop a fine arts initiative for elementary schools in the Houston area and surrounding districts.
The U.S. Department of Education, the National Institute for Literacy and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development recently awarded $18.5 million in grants to six adult literacy researchers.
The five-year grants support research on the development and implementation of adult literacy instruction programs. The winners are listed below.
Daphne Greenberg, Georgia State University; Susan Levy, University of Illinois; Daryl Mellard, University of Kansas-Lawrence; John Sabatini, Educational Testing Service; Frank Wood, Wake Forest University of the Health Sciences; Richard Venezky, University of Delaware.
The U.S. Department of Education recently awarded a $25 million federal capital outlay grant to 27 school districts in Louisiana. The five-year grants will support schools in economically depressed areas that need renovations and repairs, including schools with technology and special education projects.
The winners are listed below by category.
Renovation and Repair: Assumption Parish; Avoyeles Parish; Bogalusa City; Caldwell Parish; Catahoula Parish; East Feliciana Parish; Franklin Parish; Grant Parish; Madison Parish; Tensas Parish; and Washington Parish.
Technology: Concordia Parish; East Baton Rouge Parish; Iberville Parish; Livingston Parish; New Vision Charter; Pointe Coupee Parish; Street Academy; DeSoto Parish; Natchitoches Parish.
Special Education: Iberia Parish; Rapides Parish; Sabine Parish; St. James Parish; St. Martin Parish; St. Mary Parish; West Feliciana Parish.
Applications are due Dec. 16 for Science and Your Health Challenge grants, sponsored by Lysol and the National Science Teachers Association. Grants support teacher projects that enhance student participation in science. K-6 teachers interested in developing projects to help students study health related issues are eligible to apply. Forty grants of $1,500 each are available. Contact: Christine Gorski, NSTA; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: www.nsta.org/lysol.
Applications are due Jan. 8 for Toyota’s Investment in Mathematics Excellence grants, sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales in partnership with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and its Mathematics Education Trust. Grants support projects that enhance mathematics education in schools. Mathematics teachers in grades K-12 with at least three years experience are eligible to apply. Grants will be awarded at three levels: elementary, middle, and high school. About 35 grants, totaling $350,000, are available. Contact: NCTM, TIME, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1502; (888) 573-TIME; e- mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications are due Jan. 16 for Toyota Tapestry grants administered by the National Science Teachers Association. Grants support science projects in environmental, physical and literary science education. Science teachers in grades K-12 are eligible. About 50 grants of up to $10,000 each are available. In addition, 20 mini-grants of $2,500 will also be awarded. Contact: NSTA/Toyota Tapestry, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlingtron, VA 22201-3000; (800) 807- 9852; Web site: www.nsta.org/programs/ tapestry/program.htm.
Applications are accepted at any time for small grants for programs that improve classroom teaching and learning of math, science, and technology for students in grades 7-12, sponsored by the Toshiba America Foundation. Public and private schools, local education agencies, and youth organizations in the United States, Canada, and Mexico may apply. Projects should provide direct benefits to students and include teacher-led, classroom-based experiences. Grants of up to $5,000 are offered monthly throughout the year. Contact: TAF, Program Office, 1251 Avenue of the Americas, 41st Floor, New York, NY 10020; (212) 588-0820; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: www.toshiba.com/about/taf.html .
Applications are due Nov. 30 for technology grants from Oracle Help Us Help Foundation. Grants support public schools in need of technology resources. Public schools and charter schools serving low-income students under free lunch and Title I programs are eligible to apply. Grants average $30,000 in computer equipment. Contact: OHUHF,c/o Oracle Corporation, 500 Oracle Pkwy., OPL-B5, Redwood Shores, CA 94065; (866) 600-HELP; e-mail: HelpUsHelp_us@oracle.com; Web site: www.helpushelp.org.
Applications are due Dec. 5 for the 2003-2004 Edward G. Begle grants from the Mathematics Education Trust. Grants support classroom-based research in precollege mathematics education, including projects for at-risk and minority students; after-school activities involving mathematics education; and curriculum development. Mathematics teachers in grades K-12 interested in collaborating with a university teacher between June 1, 2003 and May 31, 2005 are eligible to apply. Grants of $8,000 are available. Contact: MET at NCTM, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1502; (703) 620-9840, ext. 2112; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site: www.nctm.org.
Applications are due Dec. 5 for Theoni Pappas Incentive grants from the Mathematics Education Trust. Grants support the development of mathematics materials and teaching methods in the classroom. Teachers in grades 9-12 are eligible to apply. Projects must be completed between June 1, 2003 and May 31, 2004. Two grants of no more than $2,000 are available. Contact: MET at NCTM, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1502; (703) 620-9840, ext. 2112; e- mail: email@example.com. Web site: www.nctm.org.
Applications are due Dec. 5 for John and Stacey Wahl grants from the Mathematics Education Trust. Grants support projects that are developed to assist students in applying geometry to other areas of study. Projects must also be consistent with NCTM Principles and Standards. Teachers in grades PK-8 interested in completing the project between June 1, 2003 and May 31, 2004 are eligible to apply. Two grants of no more than $2,000 are available. Contact: MET at NCTM, 1906 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191-1502; (703) 620-9840, ext. 2112; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site: www.nctm.org.
Applications are due Feb. 3 for NEA Fine Arts grants from the National Education Association Foundation. Grants support K-6 fine arts programs for at-risk students. Ten $2,000 grants are available. Local NEA affiliates can apply on behalf of fine arts teachers. Applications available online. Contact: The NEA Foundation, Fine Arts Grants, 1201 Sixteenth St., Suite 416, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 822-7840; Web site: www.nfie.org/programs/finearts .htm.
Applications are accepted at any time. Space Education Initiatives provides funding for Internet-based, K-12 space education programs. The four programs sponsored nationwide are Moonlink, NEARlink, Marslink, and Orbital Laboratory. The availability of grant money varies by state. Educators may apply for funding through Space Explorers Inc. Contact: SEI, (800) 965-3763; Web sites: www.space- explorers.com/grantinfo; www.moonlink.com; near.space-explorers.com; www.marslink.com; www.orbitallaboratory.com.
Applications are accepted at any time. The Teaching Tolerance project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit group that fights discrimination, offers grants of up to $2,000 to K-12 teachers. The grants are awarded for activities promoting diversity, peacemaking, community service, or other aspects of tolerance education. Applications should include a typed, 500- word description of the activity and the proposed budget. The number of grants awarded depends on available funding. Contact: Teaching Tolerance Grants, 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104; (334) 264-0286, ext. 374.
Applications are due Dec. 6 for Local Flexibility Demonstration grants from the U.S. Department of Education’s office of elementary and secondary education. Grants support local educational agencies that need assistance in meeting their state’s definition of adequate yearly progress. About 80 grants are available. Contact: Milagros Lanauze, USDE; (202) 401- 0039; Web site: LocalFlex@ed.gov.
A version of this article appeared in the November 27, 2002 edition of Education Week