Harold Howe II has added yet another accolade to his distinguished career in education.
The former U.S. commissioner of education (1965-68) has been named to the board of trustees of Teachers College, Columbia University.
Mr. Howe, now senior lecturer in education at the Harvard University Graduate School of Education, has also served as vice president for education and public policy at the Ford Foundation.
It was also announced last week that Lawrence A. Cremin, president of Teachers College and a prize-winning educational historian, has been elected to the board of trustees of the Charles F. Kettering Foundation of Dayton, Ohio.
American Education: The National Experience, 1783-1876, the second volume of Mr. Cremin's comprehensive history of American education, won the Pulitzer Prize for history last year.
Senator James R. Sasser, Democrat of Tennessee, has received a Congressional Award from the National School Boards Association for his "support concerning public-education issues."
The Senator was cited for opposing tax credits for families whose children attend private schools; for opposing cuts in impact aid and school-meal pro-grams; and for supporting the recent Education Consolidation and Improvement Act, which the association says will enhance local control of education.
Tennessee's senior Senator, Howard Baker, was a recipient of the award last year, noted Daniel J. Tollett, executive director of the Tennessee School Boards Association.
"We certainly are fortunate in Tennessee to have both of our Senators maintain strong support for public education," Mr. Tollett added. ''And we are extremely proud of the fact that both of our Senators have been recognized by nsba for their support."
Forty high-school students from 16 states have been selected as finalists in the 41st Annual Science Talent Search for the Westinghouse Science Scholarships and Awards.
The finalists, selected from among 13,259 contestants nationwide, will receive awards of $500 and an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington at the end of this month to attend the Science Talent Institute. Ten winners will receive additional science scholarships ranging from $5,000 to $12,000.
The competition is intended to discover and develop scientific and engineering ability among high-school seniors. The 40 finalists were selected on the basis of a science project and teacher recommendations.
The finalists are:
Alabama: Gary Merle Griner Jr., Huntsville High School, Huntsville. California: Vickie Marie Abel, Corning Union H.S., Corning; Lynn Diane Uyeda, Monterey H.S., Monterey; Niels Phinn Mayer, Corona del Mar H.S., Newport Beach; Theron William Stanford, San Marino H.S., San Marino. Connecticut: Timothy Thomas Tylaska, Stonington H.S., Pawcatuck. Georgia: David Erich Nahmias, Briarcliff H.S., Atlanta.
Illinois: Helen Elaine Getto, Lane Technical H.S., Chicago; Wendell Alan Lim, University of Chicago Laboratory Schools H.S., Chicago; John Douglas Goldman, Evanston Township H.S., Evanston; Raj Kamal Seth, Evanston Township H.S., Evanston; Donna Joy Buchholz, Rolling Meadows H.S., Rolling Meadows. Indiana: Marc Alexander Klein, Bloomington H.S. North, Bloomington. Maryland: Stephanie Ann Telesetsky, Stone Ridge Country Day School of the Sacred Heart, Bethesda. Michigan: Jene Marlene Spears, Renaissance H.S., Detroit. Missouri: Janet Elizabeth Nelson, Central H.S., St. Joseph. New Jersey: Jared Adam Silverman, Shore Regional H.S., West Long Branch.
New York: Steven Norbert Hochwald, Benjamin N. Cardozo H.S., Bayside; Jonathan Taylor, Benjamin N. Cardozo H.S., Bayside; Ronald Marc Kantor, Riverdale Country School, Bronx; Reena Beth Gordon, Midwood H.S., Brooklyn; John Robert Malinowski, Half Hollow Hills H.S. East, Dix Hills; Sharon Marcus, Jamaica H.S., Jamaica; Alan L. Weindorf, Long Beach H.S., Long Beach; James Matthew Weisz, Long Beach H.S., Long Beach; Saechin Kim, Bronx H.S. of Science, New York; Li Tso, Bronx H.S. of Science, New York; Richard Ke-Jen Chang, Stuyvesant H.S., New York; Noam David Elkies, Stuyvesant H.S., New York; Ogan Gurel, Stuyvesant H.S., New York; Joel N. Hirschhorn, Stuyvesant H.S., New York; Tammy Gay Zietchick, Stuyvesant H.S., New York; Lynne Page Snyder, Smithtown H.S. West, Smithtown.
Ohio: Karen Bernadette Dollries, Oak Hills H.S., Cincinnati; Mitchell Tsai, Theodore Roosevelt H.S., Kent; Kelly Ann McAleese, Black River H.S., Sullivan. Oklahoma: Frank Yu-Heng Wang, Norman H.S., Norman. Pennsylvania: Ashraf Ahmed Elshami, Central H.S., Philadelphia. Texas: Blake Linton Wilfong, Westbury H.S., Houston. Wisconsin: David Andrew Horowitz, James Madison Memorial H.S., Madison.
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