April 29, 1992 8 min read

U.S. Secretary of Education Lamar Alexander recently named 57 programs as winners in the Chapter 1 Recognition Program. Chapter 1 programs help educationally disadvantaged children improve basic and advanced skills.

The school districts and programs selected are listed below by state. Programs for migrant and neglected or delinquent youths are listed separately, also by state.

Arizona. Scottsdale Unified School District #48, Scottsdale, “Early Childhood, Grade Pre-K.’' California. New Haven Unified School District, Union City, “Reading, Oral Language, Math, and Language Arts, Grade 5-8''; Red Bluff Union School District, Red Bluff, “Reading, Grades 1-6,’'; Merced Union High School District, Merced, “Reading and Math, Grades 9-12.’' Colorado. Aurora Public Schools/28J, Aurora, “Reading, Grades 6-8.’' Florida. The School District of Lee County, Fort Myers, “Reading, Grades 2-8.’' Georgia. Muscogee County School District, Columbus, “Reading, Language Arts, Math, and Oral Language, Grades K-6.’'

Hawaii. Honolulu District Education Office, Honolulu, “Reading and Language Arts, Grades 3-6''; Central Oahu District, Wahiawa, “Reading, Grades 7-8.’' Kansas. Wichita Unified School District 259, Wichita, “Remediation Through Accleration: Reading, Grades K-5''; “Project Applauding Positive Pre-Kindergarten-Learning Environments (APPLE).’' Kentucky. Fayette County Public Schools, Lexington, “Reading, Grades 1-5.’' Louisiana. Washington Parish School Board, Franklinton, “Math, Grades 2-6''; Winn Parish School Board, Winnfield, “Reading, Grades 2-5.’' Maryland. Baltimore City Public Schools, Baltimore, “Reading and Math, Grades 1-5.’'

Massachusetts. Pittsfield Public Schools, Pittsfield, “Early Childhood, Grade Pre-K.’' Missouri. Poplar Bluff Reorganized-I School District, Poplar Bluff, “Early Childhood, Grade Pre-K’'; North Kansas City School District, Kansas City, “Reading, Grades 2-4''; School District of St. Joseph, St. Joseph, “Early Childhood, Grade Pre-K’'; Warrensburg Reorganized-VI School District, Warrensburg, “Early Childhood, Grade Pre-K’'; Knox County Reorganized-I School District, Edina, “Reading and Math, Grades K-3.’' Montana. Cascade School District, Cascade, “Reading, Grades 9-12.’' Nebraska. Millard Public Schools, Omaha, “Reading, Grades 1-6.’' New Jersey. Phillipsburg Public Schools, Phillipsburg, “Early Childhood, Grade Pre-K’'; Glassboro Public Schools, Glassboro, “Reading, Language Arts, Math, and Oral Language, Grade K.’'

New York. Poland Central School District, Poland, “Reading and Math, Grades K-6''; City School District of the City of Buffalo, “Math, Grades 1-8.’' North Carolina. Union County Schools, Monroe, “Reading, Grades 1-5''; Durham County Schools, Durham, “Reading and Language Arts, Grades 1-5.’' Ohio. Cleveland Heights-University Heights City School District, University Heights, “Reading, Grades 1-5''; Akron City School District, Akron, “Reading, Grade K’'; Ravenna City School District, Ravenna, “Reading, Grades 1-3''; Kettering City School District, Kettering, “Reading, Grades 1-3.’' Oregon. Beaverton School District 48J, Beaverton, “Reading, Grade 1.’' Pennsylvania. School District of Philadelphia, “Reading, Language Arts, Math, and Other, Grades K-5'’ and “William Cramp Schoolwide Project: Reading, Math, Language Arts, åŸóŸïŸìŸ, and Other, K-5''; Rochester Area School District, Rochester, “Math, Grades 2-6''; Keystone Oaks School District, Pittsburgh, “Reading, Grades 2-8''; Greensburg Salem School District, Greensburg, “Math, Grades 2-5''; New Brighton Area School District, New Brighton, “Math, Grades 2-5.’'

South Carolina. Union County School District, Union, “Reading, Oral Language, Math, and Language Arts, Grade K’'; Richland School District Two, Columbia, “Reading, Grades 1-5.’' Texas. Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District, Carrollton, “Reading, Grade 1''; North East Independent School District, San Antonio, “Reading, Math, and Language Arts, Grades 1-5''; Fort Worth Independent School District, Fort Worth, “Reading, Oral Language, Math, and Language Arts, Grade Pre-K’'; Waco Independent School District, Waco, “Reading, Language Arts, and Math, Grades 9-12.’' Virginia. Franklin County Public Schools, Rocky Mount, “Reading, Language Arts, Math, and Oral Language, Grade Pre-K’'; Roanoke City Public Schools, Roanoke, “Reading, Grades 3-5''; City of Manassas Public Schools, Manassas, “Reading, Language Arts, Math, and Oral Language, Grade Pre-K.’' Wisconsin. School District of Cornell, Cornell, “Reading, Grades 2-6''; Madison Metropolitan School District, Madison, “Reading, Grades K-3.’'

Programs for Migrant Youths

Arizona. Liberty Elementary District, Buckeye, “Math and Oral Language, Grades Pre-K-8.’' Florida. Bureau of Student Supplemental and Academic Assistance, Florida Department of Education, Tallahassee, “Reading, Oral Language, and Math, Grades 6-12.’' Indiana. Southeastern School Corporation, Walton, “Reading, Math, Oral Language, and Language Arts, Grades Pre-K-12,’'; South Bend Community School County, South Bend, “Reading, Math, Oral Language, and Language Arts, Grades Pre-K-8.’' Virginia. Accomack County Public School Migrant Education Program, Accomac, “Reading, Math, Oral Language Arts, Grades Pre-K-8.’'

Programs for Neglected or Delinquent Youths

Nebraska. Nebraska Department of Correctional Services, Kearney, “Reading and Math, Grades 7-12.’'

Ten U.S. educators have been named 1992 Reader’s Digest “American Heroes in Education’’ for their outstanding efforts to solve problems ranging from low academic performance and high dropout rates to language barriers and low student self-esteem.

The educators and their schools are listed below by state.

Arkansas. Elgie L. Goss, principal, Pine Bluff High School, Pine Bluff. California. JoAnn M. Kemp, computer-science teacher, Ball Junior High School, Anaheim; Ruby Ling-Louie and Dale D. Buboltz, librarians, South Gate Junior High School, South Gate. Colorado. Craig A. Yager, teacher, Whittier Elementary School, Boulder. District of Columbia. Princess D. Whitfield, principal, Lemon G. Hine Junior High School. Florida. Judith C. Marty, teacher coordinator, H.H. Filer Middle School, Miami.

Illinois. Gary Swalley, social-studies teacher, Edwardsville Junior High School, Edwardsville. Tennessee. David R. Carlisle, principal, Riverdale School, Germantown. Texas. Leo A. Ramirez, mathematics teacher, McAllen High School, McAllen.

Fifteen California schools have been awarded 1992 Compensatory Education Awards for excellence in education, by the California Department of Education and the State Network of Compensatory Education Achieving Schools. The schools are listed below.

Alvarado Middle School, New Haven Unified School District, Alameda County; Arvin High School, Kern High School District, Kern County; Bakersfield High School, Kern High School District, Kern County; Bidwell Elementary School, Red Bluff Union Elementary School District, Tehama County; Buena Park High School, Fullerton Joint Union High School District, Orange County; Cory Elementary School, San Jose Unified School District, Santa Clara County; East Bakersfield High School, Kern High School District, Kern County; Foothill High School, Kern High School District, Kern County; Gordon (Cleo) Elementary School, Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District, Solano County; Lincoln Elementary School, Manteca Unified School District, San Joaquin County; Livingston High School, Merced Union High School District, Merced County; Montgomery High School, City of Santa Rosa High School District, Sonoma County; Nile Garden Elementary School, Rowland Unified School District, Los Angeles County; Winship Elementary School, Winship Elementary School, Winship Elementary School District, Sutter County.

Special Citations

Mark Keppel High School, Alhambra City High School District, Los Angeles County; Piner High School, City of Santa Rosa High School District, Sonoma County; Redondo High School, South Bay Union High School District, Los Angeles County; Ridgeway High School, City of Santa Rosa High School District, Sonoma County.

Three prominent Americans have been named winners of the 1992 Horatio Alger Award by the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, for their accomplishments in the face of adversity. The winners are listed below.

Maya Angelou, author, actress, and Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C.; John Silber, president of Boston University; Clarence Thomas, associate justice, U.S. Supreme Court, and former chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and assistant secretary in the U.S. Education Department.

Ruth Hayre, president of the Philadelphia Board of Education, was recently named 1992 recipient of the Clairol Mentor Program award in the field of education.
Gordon H. Lamb, president of the Northeastern Illinois University, has received the 1992 Presidential Award for Outstanding Support of Teacher Education, awarded by the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.
The Governing Board of the Asheville (N.C.) City Schools was recently selected to receive the fifth annual Kennedy Center/National School Boards Association Award, by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the National School Boards Association, for outstanding support of the arts in education.
The School Board of South Bend (Ind.) Community School Corporation was recently selected to receive a Citation of Excellence from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, for board’s strong commitment to its arts-education programs.
The Society of Automotive Engineers Inc., of Warrendale, Pa., was recently awarded a Summit Award, the highest award presented by the American Society of Association Executives to associations in areas such as education, product and safety standards, international activities, and community service, for its new elementary-education program, “A World in Motion.’'

A version of this article appeared in the April 29, 1992 edition of Education Week as HONORS & AWARDS