Hewlett Foundation Grant
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation recently awarded a $330,000 grant to TERC, a Cambridge, Mass.-based nonprofit organization dedicated to improving science and technology education.
The 14-month grant will fund the groundwork for a center that will investigate how learning occurs in online environments.
New York Life Grant
The New York Life Foundation, the charitable arm of the New York Life insurance company, recently awarded Junior Achievement a $250,000 grant.
The grant will support the Economics of Staying in School, an elementary and middle school program that teaches students in at-risk schools how to make decisions about education and career choices. The program will be implemented in 17 communities nationwide.
Andrew Mellon Foundation Grant
The Institute for Recruitment of Teachers, an educational outreach program supported by the Andover, Mass.-based Phillips Academy, recently received a $750,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation in New York City.
The three-year grant will be used to help recruit minority college students interested in applying to graduate programs in teaching.
Broad Foundation Grant
The Los Angeles-based Broad Foundation recently awarded a $195,000 grant to the Detroit Public Schools.
The grant will be used to support the district’s improvement initiative. The district will create a balanced scorecard to measure student performance and set up a computerized database to track and address parent concerns.
Early Reading First Grants
The U.S Department of Education has awarded organizations in 22 states with 30 Early Reading First grants totaling $72 million.
The grants will be used to support state and local efforts to improve early childhood reading skills and language. The recipients are listed below by state.
Alabama: Alabama Department of Children’s Affairs, Montgomery; University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Arizona: Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District #35, Rio Rico.
California: Tehama County Department of Education, Red Bluff.
Colorado: Pinon Project, Cortex; The Clayton Foundation, Denver.
Florida: United Way of Lee County Inc, Success by 6, Ft. Meyers.
Illinois: Ounce of Prevention Fund, Chicago.
Kansas: Topeka Public Schools, USD 501, Topeka.
Maine: Waldo County Preschool & Family Services, Belfast.
Maryland: Baltimore City Head Start Program; Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville; Prince Georges’ Child Resource Center, Largo.
Michigan: Grand Rapids Community College, Grand Rapids.
Missouri: Children’s Therapeutic Learning Center, Kansas City.
New Mexico: Baca Community School, Prewitt; Regents of the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.
New York: Bronx Community School District 7; Bronx Community School District 9; New York University.
Oklahoma: University of Oklahoma, Norman.
Oregon: Oregon Child Development Coalition, Wilsonville.
Pennsylvania: School District of Philadelphia.
Puerto Rico: Puerto Rico Department of Education, San Juan.
South Carolina: Marion School District 1, Marion.
Texas: Community Action, Inc, of Hays, San Marcos; Region 19 Education Service Center, El Paso.
Washington: City of Seattle.
West Virginia: Webster County Board of Education.
Wyoming: Big Horn School District #1, Cowley.
Cognition and Student Learning Research Grant
The U.S Department of Education recently awarded eight Cognition and Student Learning Research grants ranging from $400,000 to $1 million.
The grants will support research on basic and higher-thinking skills and how schools and school settings can effect student achievement. The winners are listed below alphabetically.
Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Columbia University, New York City; Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Ill.; Northwestern University, Chicago; University of California, Los Angeles; University of California, Riverside; University of California, San Diego; Wayne State University, Detroit.
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Applications are due Feb. 28 for the Good Neighbor Service Learning Award grant from State Farm Companies Foundation. Grants support students and educators who want to implement service learning projects for National Youth Service Day 2003, April 11-13.
About 50 grants of $500 are available for students and about 50 grants of $1,500 are available for teachers. All K-12 students and teachers are eligible to apply.
Applications are due March 1 for the Coca-Cola Foundation grants. Grants support classroom teaching and learning including, but not limited to, K-12 public school programs, teacher development, and elementary and secondary school projects that provide students with educational opportunities and support. K-12 schools are eligible to apply.
Contact: The Coca-Cola Foundation, Grants Administration; PO Box 1734, Atlanta, GA 30301; Web site: www.coca-cola.com.
Applications are due March 15 for Excellence in Teaching Cabinet grants from Curriculum Associates. Grants support K-8 teachers who excel in the classroom and demonstrate effective teaching practices.
Three grants of $1,000 are available. Recipients will also receive $500 gift certificates toward Curriculum Associates products. K-8 teachers in the U.S and Canada are eligible to apply.
Contact: Grant Program Committee Chair, CA, 153 Rangeway Road, PO Box 2001, North Billerica, MA 01862-0901; (800) 225-0248; Web site: www.curriculumassociates.com.
Applications are due March 21 for Opportunity Grants from the BellSouth Foundation. Grants support educational programs for leadership, teacher quality, college-going minorities, and technology integration in the classroom. K-12 school districts are eligible to apply. Grants of up to $75,000 are available.
Applications are due Feb. 28 for Healthy Sprout Award grants, sponsored by the National Gardening Association. The grants are open to K-12 schools and community organizations that utilize gardens as tools to educate students about nutrition and hunger in the United States. About 25 grants are available.
Recipients receive seeds, tools, garden products and educational resources about gardens. The top five programs will also receive $500 cash awards and $200 gift certificates to the Gardener’s Supply Company catalog. Contact: NGA, 1100 Dorset St., South Burlington, VT 05403; (800) 538-7476; Web site: www.kidsgardening.com/grants.asp .
Applications are due March 3 for the NEA Foundation Arts at Work grants. Grants support public secondary school art programs and teachers interested in collaborating with the business community to develop technology-integrated arts curricula. Twelve one-year grants of $5,000 are available. K-12 public secondary school teachers are eligible to apply.
Contact: NEA Foundation for the Improvement of Education,1201 16th St., NW, Washington, DC 20036; (202) 822- 7840; fax: (202) 822-7779; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.nfie.org/programs/artsatwork.htm.
Applications are due March 3 for Historic Preservation Education grants from the Indiana Humanities Council and the Historic Landmarks Foundation. Grants support lectures, workshops, conferences and the development of K-12 curriculum on historic structures in Indiana.
One-year grants of up to $2,000 are available. Contact: Nancy Conner, Director of Grants & Humanities Education, IHC, 1500 North Delaware St., Indianapolis, IN 46202-2419; (800) 675- 8897 ext. 128; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: www.ihc4u.org.
Applications are due March 15 for the Excellence in Teaching Cabinet grants from Curriculum Associates, an educational materials publisher based in North Billerica, Mass. Three $1,000 grants will be awarded to K-8 teachers who demonstrate creative and effective teaching practices. The winners will also receive $500 gift certificates toward Curriculum Associates products and appointments to the Excellence in Teaching Cabinet.
Contact: Grant Program Committee Chair, Curriculum Associates, Inc.; PO Box 2001, North Billerica, MA 01862-0901; Web site: www.curriculumassociates.com/cabinet.
Applications are due March 21 for the Enhancement of Geographic Literacy grant from the National Council for the Social Studies. The grant supports programs that encourage geography education in schools and enhance geographic literacy among students.
One $2,500 grant is available. K-12 schools are eligible to apply. Contact: NCSS, Grant for the Enhancement of Geographic Literacy, 8555 Sixteenth St., Suite 500, Silver Spring, MD 20910; (301) 588- 1800; Web site: http://www.soc ialstudies.org/awards/grants.shtml#geography.
Applications are due Feb. 21 for Field-Initiated Research Project grants from the U.S Department of Education. Grants support research that will help improve early intervention, instruction, and learning for children with disabilities.The program is open to state and local education agencies. Three- year grants of $180,000 are available.
Contact: Tom V. Hanley, Competition Manager, Research to Practice Division, USDE, Office of Special Education Programs; (202) 205-8110;fax: (202) 205-8105; e-mail: Tom.Hanley@ed.gov
Applications are due March 14 for the Preschool Curriculum Evaluation Research grants from the U.S Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences. Grants support research that will help determine whether early- childhood programs produce educationally meaningful effects on children.
The program is open to education researchers, K-20 education institutions, and public and private agencies. Fifteen one-to four-year grants of $350,000 are available. Applications must be submitted electronically.
Contact: Caroline Ebanks, IES, 555 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Rm. 602I, Washington, DC 20208; (202) 219-1410; fax: (202) 219-1402; e-mail: Caroline.Ebanks@ed.gov; Web site: http://www.ed.gov/offices/IES/funding.html.
Applications are due March 14 for Interagency Education Research grants from the U.S Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences. Grants support research on the effectiveness of educational interventions in reading, math and science throughout various schools and student populations.
Education researchers, K-20 education institutions, and public and private agencies are eligible to apply. An unspecified number of grants are available and awards are contingent on available funds. Currently, about $48 million is available. Contact: Mark A. Constas, Program Director, IES, U.S. Department of Education, Washington, DC 20208; (202) 219-1373; e-mail: Mark.Constas@ed.gov; Web site: http://www.ed.gov/offices/IES/funding.html.
Applications are due March 21 for Cognition and Student Learning Research grants from the U.S Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences. Grants support research that examines basic cognitive science and its application to education. The goal of the program is to replicate academic successes and develop new intervention programs that utilize the science of learning.
Education researchers, K-20 education institutions, and public and private agencies are eligible to apply. Twelve three-year grants of $250,000 are available. Contact: Elizabeth Albro, IES, 555 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Rm. 602B, Washington, DC 20208; (202) 219-2148; fax: (202) 219-1402; e-mail: Elizabeth.Albro@ed.gov; Web site: http://www.ed.gov/offices/IES/funding.html.
Applications are due March 21 for Reading Comprehension Research grants from the U.S Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences. Grants support research to develop assessments and identify weaknesses in comprehension for readers of all ages so those problems can be addressed through instruction.
Education researchers, K-20 education institutions, and public and private agencies are eligible to apply. Twenty three-year grants ranging from $250,000 to $500,000 are available. Contact: Elizabeth Albro, IES, 555 New Jersey Avenue, NW, Rm. 602B, Washington, DC 20208; (202) 219-2148; fax: (202) 219-1402; e-mail: Elizabeth.Albro@ed.gov; Web site: http://www.ed.gov/offices/IES/funding.html.