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3M School Library Grants

The 3M Corporation, a technology company based in Maplewood, Minn., and the American Association of School Librarians recently awarded 100 middle and high schools $1.5 million in Salute to Schools grants. Each school received two 3M Detection Systems for their media center and Tattle-Tape Security Strips to mark library materials—valued at $15,000. The winners are listed below by state.

Alabama: Echols Middle School, Northport; R. L. Stone Middle School, Huntsville.

Arizona: Cibola High School, Yuma; Wilcox Middle School, Wilcox; Winslow High School, Winslow.

Arkansas: Conway High School West, Conway.

California: Cajon High School, San Bernadino; Catherine L. Zane Middle School, Eureka; Charles W. Elliott Middle School, Altadena; Grant Union High School, Sacramento; Henry M. Gunn High School, Palo Alto; John H. Glenn High School, Norwalk; Lindero Canyon Middle School, Agoura Hills; San Gorgonio High School, San Bernadino.

Colorado: Alamosa High School, Alamosa; Fix Meadow Middle School, Colorado Springs; La Junta High School, La Junta; Manual Educational Complex High School, Denver.

Delaware: Milford Middle School, Milford.

Florida: FAMU DRS, Tallahassee; Stuart Middle School, Stuart; WesteridgeMiddle School, Orlando.

Georgia: Gordon Central High School, Calhoun; Ringgold Middle School, Ringgold; Madison County High School, Danielsville; Gainesville High, Gainesville; North Clayton High, College Park; Mount Zion High School, Jonesboro.

Hawaii: IAO School, Wailuku.

Idaho: Bonners Ferry High School, Bonners Ferry.

Iowa: North Middle School, Sioux City; Keokuk High School, Keokuk; Indian Hills Jr/Sr. High School, Clive.

Illinois: Normal Community High School, Normal; School of Entrepreneurship & School of Leadership, Chicago; Elk Grove High School, Elk Grove; Bloom High School, Chicago Heights; Danville High School, Danville.

Indiana: Alexandria- Monroe High School, Alexandria; Jeffersonville High School, Jeffersonville.

Kentucky: Powell County Middle School, Stanton; Nelson County High School, Bardstown; Winburn Middle School, Lexington; Old Kentucky Home Middle School, Bardstown; Crawford Middle School, Lexington; East Hardin Middle School, Glendale.

Louisiana: Marksville Senior High, Marksville.

Maryland: Woodlawn Middle School, Baltimore.

Michigan: Central High School, Flint; Houghton-Portage Township Schools, Houghton; Southfield-Lathrup High School, Lathrup Village.

Minnesota: Buffalo Community Middle School, Buffalo; Hastings Middle School, Hastings; North Community High School, Minneapolis.

Missouri: Raytown South Middle School, Raytown.

Nebraska: Lexington Middle School, Lexington; Plattsmouth High School, Plattsmouth.

New Jersey: Middle Township High School, Cape May Court House; Plainfield High School, Plainfield.

New York: Bayside High School, Bayside; Hillcrest High School, New York; Isobel Rooney Middle School, Bronx; Charlotte High School, Rochester; Roosevelt Middle School, Roosevelt; Canisius High School, Buffalo; Lake Placid Middle/High School, Lake Placid; Edward Williams School, Mount Vernon.

North Carolina: Clyde A. Erwin Middle School, Asheville; J.F. Webb High School, Oxford; Triton High School, Erwin.

Oklahoma: Western Heights High School, Oklahoma City.

Pennsylvania: Moniteau Jr./Sr. High School, West Sunbury; Smethport Area Jr./Sr. High School, Smethport; Manheim Township Middle School, Lancaster; Elk Lake Schools District, Dimock.

South Carolina: Pelion Middle School, Pelion; Walhalla Middle School, Walhalla; Union High School, Union.

Tennessee: Hixon High School, Hixon; Sequatchie County Middle School, Dunlap.

Texas: Nimitz High School, Irving; Beverly Hills Intermediate, Houston; David W. Carter High School, Dallas; Evadale ISD, Evadale; Cuero High School, Cuero; Halton Middle School, Fort Worth; Ingleside High School, Ingleside; Gus Garcia Middle School, San Antonio; Goddard Junior High School, Midland; Mattie Teague Middle School, Humble.

Vermont: Springfield High School, Springfield.

Washington: Garrison Middle School, Walla Walla; R.A. Long High School, Longview.

Wisconsin: Black River Falls High School, Black River Falls; Hamilton Middle School, Madison; Hudson High School, Hudson; Sherman Middle School, Madison; Roosevelt Middle School of the Arts, Milwaukee; Wausau East High School, Wausau; William Horlick High School, Racine.

Signature Schools Grants

The Grammy Foundation, a nonprofit arm of the Recording Academy, recently awarded 40 schools with its 2004 Signature Schools grants. The grants, which range from $1,000 to $50,000, are awarded to schools that demonstrate excellence in music education.

The Davidson Fine Arts School in Augusta, Ga., was named the national winner and received a $25,000 grant. In addition, Oxnard High School, a school that serves economically disadvantaged students in Oxnard, Calif., received the foundation’s Enterprise Award for its efforts to provide quality music education. The high school received a $50,000 grant.

Thirty-two schools each received $1,000 grants. The foundation’s seven top finalists, which competed for the national title, each received $5,000 grants. The winners are listed below by category.

Gold recipients: City High School, Iowa City, Iowa; Klein High School, Houston; Long Beach Polytechnic High School, Long Beach, Calif.; Neuqua Valley High School, Naperville, Ill; Northwood High School, Irvine, Calif.; and Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor, Mich.

Signature School recipients: Abraham Lincoln High School, San Jose, Calif.; Baltimore School for the Arts, Baltimore; Bethesda- Chevy Chase High School, Bethesda, Md.; Blue Springs High School, Blue Springs, Mo.; Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Dallas; Coral Reef High School, Miami; Douglas Anderson School of the Arts, Jacksonville, Fla.; Edmonds Woodway High School, Edmonds, Wash; Evanston Township High School, Evanston, Ill,; Green Valley High School, Henderson, Nev.; Inglemoor High School, Kenmore, Wash.; Johnson City High School, Johnson City, N.Y; Kentwood High School, Covington, Wash.; Klein Forest High School, Houston; Lake City High School, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho; Langham Creek High School, Houston;Las Vegas Academy of International Studies, Performing and Visual Arts, Las Vegas; Manhasset High School, Manhasset, N.Y; Midland High School, Midland, Texas; Mona Shores High School, Norton Shores, Mich; Mount Carmel High School, San Diego; Northwestern High School, Rock Hill, S.C; Ridgewood High School, Ridgewood, N.J; Schaumburg High School, Schaumburg, Ill.; School of the Arts, San Francisco; Shaker Heights High School, Shaker Heights, Ohio; South Salem High School, Salem, Ore.; Sumter High School, Sumter, S.C; Syosset High School, Syosset, N.Y; Valparaiso High School, Valparaiso, Ind.; Waubonsie Valley High School, Aurora, Ill.; Wayzata High School, Plymouth, Minn.; West Bloomfield High School, West Bloomfield, Mich.

Teacher Certification Grants

GlaxoSmithKline, a London- based pharmaceutical company, recently awarded the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards a $300,000 grant. The grant will be used to increase the number of board certified science teachers in urban areas of North Carolina and Pennsylvania.



Applications are due June 1 for Learning and Leadership grants, sponsored by the National Education Association Foundation. Grants support professional-development opportunities for K-12 public school teachers. One-year grants ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 are available.

Contact: Cristine Maglieri, NEA Foundation, 1201 16th St. N.W., Washington, DC 20036; (202) 822-7840; fax: (202) 822-7779; e-mail:; Web site:


Applications are due May 17 for COPS In School program grants from the U.S Department of Justice office of community oriented policing services. Grants support schools and law enforcement agencies that need to hire school resource officers. Three grants of up to $125,000 are available. Contact: USDJ, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, 1100 Vermont Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20530; Web site:

Applications are due May 20 for Improving Literacy Through School Libraries program grants, sponsored by the U.S Department of Education’s office of elementary and secondary education. Grants support the improvement of school libraries and media centers with the goal of improving student literacy. School districts in which at least 20 percent of the students served are from families with incomes below the poverty line are eligible to apply. Up to 200 one-year grants ranging from $30,000 to $350,000 are available. Contact: Irene Harwarth or Beth Fine, USDE, 400 Maryland Ave., S.W., Room 2W104, Washington, DC, 20202-6200; (202) 401-3751 (Irene Harwarth) or (202) 260- 1091 (Beth Fine); e-mail:

Applications are due May 21 for Migrant Education Even Start Family Literacy program grants from the U.S. Department of Education’s office of elementary and secondary education. Grants support the improvement of educational opportunities by integrating community resources with early childhood literacy programs. State educational agencies, school districts with high percentages of migrant students, and nonprofit community organizations are eligible to apply. Fifteen two-year grants ranging from $150,00 to $500,000 per year are available.

Contact: Donna Marie Marlow, USDE, 400 Maryland Ave. SW., Room 3E313, Washington, DC 20202-6135; (202) 260-2815; e-mail:

Applications are due May 28 for Migrant Education program grants from the U.S. Department of Education’s office of elementary and secondary education. Grants support state educational agencies that work to improve education services for migrant students. Thirty-nine, two- year grants totaling $2.5 million are available. Contact: Elsa Chagolla, USDE, 400 Maryland Ave. S.W., Room 3E257, FOB-6, Washington, DC 20202-6135; (202) 260-2823; e- mail:

A version of this article appeared in the May 12, 2004 edition of Education Week


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