COVERDELL AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE
The Peace Corps recently announced the recipients of the Coverdell Award for Excellence, recognizing their contribution to Water in Africa, a Web-based project for the Peace Corps’ World Wise Schools education program. The award is given in honor of the late Sen. Paul D. Coverdell, R-Ga. the Peace Corp’s director from 1989 to 1991 who founded World Wise Schools. The seven winners were honored at a ceremony in Washington on Peace Corps Day, March 1. They are:
Michelle Abernathy-Tabor, 6th grade educator, Lynden, Wash. Amy Jane Cohen, middle school educator, Philadelphia, Pa. Robert L. Maher, 4th grade educator, Athens, Ohio. David McKoski, high school educator, Chicago. Kristi Rennbohm Franz, 1st grade educator, Pullman, Wash. Dany M. Ray, middle school educator, Cairo, Ga. Carly Garrett, high school educator, San Diego.
EDUCATION LAW ASSOCIATION
The Education Law Association recently awarded the Marion A. McGhehy Award to Perry Zirkel, the Iacocca professor of education and law at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. The award recognizes outstanding contributions in the field of education law. Mr. Zirkel was recognized for lifetime achievements.
HORACE MANN LEAGUE OF AMERICA
The Horace Mann League of America named The Limited Inc. “Outstanding Friends of Public Education” at its annual meeting last month. The business was chosen for its public school tutoring programs in Columbus, Ohio, Kettering, Ohio, and New York City.
KIDSNET LAMB CHOP AWARD
The KIDSNET Lamb Chop Award recognizes excellence in children’s programming in the electronic media. The recipients are Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morissette, co-founders of the Children’s Television Workshop (now Sesame Workshop); and the late Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets. The award winners will be honored at a banquet in Washington in June.
The Telly award for excellence in children’s programming was awarded last month to Gettysburg National Military Park’s production, “Gettysburg: The Soldier’s Battle.” The production was an interactive educational broadcast for K-12 students that aired last year. The Telly Awards are given in various categories to recognize non-network and cable television commercials, films, and video productions.
A version of this article appeared in the March 14, 2001 edition of Education Week