Clayton Adams, a social-studies teacher at Kenmore (N.Y.) West Senior High School, has received the Louis E. Yavner Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teaching About the Holocaust and Other Violations of Human Rights from the New York State Board of Regents.
Patrick Allen, a teacher of world literature and culture at Shenendehowa High School in Clifton Park, N.Y., has been selected by the New York Stock Exchange to receive first prize in their contest, "A Call to Educators: A Test for Business." The award of $10,000 was given for his proposal for regional centers that would collect and distribute information about business issues that affect students.
Dwight R. Crum, senior policy advisor for the office of private education at the U.S. Education Department, has been awarded a plaque of appreciation by the Council for American Private Education.
Martha F. Dolfi, a 4th- and 5th-grade teacher at the Brookline Elementary Teacher Center in Pittsburgh, has been named Pennsylvania's 1986 Teacher of the Year.
Jim Erickson, a social-studies teacher at Redmond (Ore.) High School, has been named the 1986 Oregon Teacher of the Year.
Terri Fields, a language-arts teacher at Sunnyslope High School in Phoenix, has been named the 1986 Arizona Teacher of the Year.
June K. Goodman, chairman of the Connecticut State Board of Education, has received the Distinguished Service Award for 1985 from the Connecticut Associations of Boards of Education. She was cited for her "longtime involvement with issues of education throughout a career of largely voluntary public service."
Betty Hainy, a 2nd-grade teacher at Eugene Field School in Mitchell, S.D., has been named South Dakota's Teacher of the Year for 1986
Linda Hull, an art teacher at Tanana Junior High School in Fairbanks, Ala., has been named Alaska Teacher of the Year for 1986.
Herbert J. Klausmeier, V.A.C. Henmon professor of educational psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has received the 1985 Phi Delta Kappa Award for Outstanding Contributions to Education Through Research.
Marcine Miller, a 1st-grade teacher at Tongue River Elementary School in Ranchester, Wyo., is the 1986 Wyoming Teacher of the Year.
Martie Miller, a facilitator for the advanced educational program at Picacho, McArthur, and Dona Ana Elementary Schools in Las Cruces, N.M., has been named Advocate of the Year by the National Education Association--New Mexico.
Scott Poland, director of psychological services for Cypress-Fairbanks Public Schools in Houston, has received the Texas Psychological Association's Outstanding School Psychologist Award.
Joanne T. Thompson, a biology teacher at Capital High School in Boise, Idaho, has been named Idaho's Teacher of the Year for 1985-86.
Deborah G. Willard, a social-studies teacher at Glastonbury (Conn.) High School, has been named the 1985-86 Connecticut Teacher of the Year.
John Youngblood, supervisor of athletics for the Arlington (Va.) Public Schools, has received the Award of Merit from the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.
The Dow Jones Newspaper Fund has chosen five high-school journalism teachers to receive awards for their contributions to scholastic journalism. George R. Taylor, of Tamaqua (Pa.) Area High School, has been named National High School Jounalism Teacher of the Year. Four teachers were named Distinguished Advisers: Alyce Culpepper, South Plantation High School, Plantation, Fla.; Betty Morton, Virginia High School, Bristol, Va.; Mary Pulliam, Duncanville (Tex.) High School; and Laura Schaub, Charles Page High School, Sand Springs, Okla.
The National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association has announced the names of seven individuals receiving its Distinguished Service Award: Marge Albohm, associate director, International Institute of Sports Science and Medicine, Indianapolis; Ken Fagans, former commissioner of athletics, California Interscholastic Federation, Southern Section; Bill Holstrom, director of athletics, Clinton (Iowa) High School; Dick Karlgaard, athletic director, Bismarck (N.D.) Public Schools; Otis Sennett, retired athletic director, Baldwinsville (N.Y.) Public Schools; Dr. Thad Stanford, orthopedic surgeon and team physician, Salem (Ore.) Public Schools; and Bill Todd, athletic administrator, Memphis (Tenn.) City Schools.
Below is a sampling of grants given by various public and private organizations. We have not listed every grant awarded by these groups; we chose for publication here the grants that pertain to elementary and secondary education and certain associated fields.
From Corporate Sources
Metropolitan Life Foundation1 Madison Ave., New York, N.Y. 10010-3690
Health education. To develop a 10-lesson program on nutrition for 5th- and 6th-grade students that will focus on breakfast and fitness habits: $25,000 to the University of Connecticut.
Health education. To support its program in health education, each of the following school systems (listed alphabetically by state) each received a $5,000 grant:
Fayetteville (Ark.) Public School District; Beverly Hills (Calif.) Unified School District; Suffield (Conn.) Public Schools; Dakota (Ill.) Community Unit 201; Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville, Ky.; Monson (Mass.) School System; Jenison (Mich.) Public Schools; Wayne County (Mich.) Intermediate School District; Minnetonka Public School, District 276, Excelsior, Minn.; Hazelwood School District, Florissant, Mo.; New York City Board of Education, Community School District 32, Brooklyn, N.Y.; Union Beach (N.J.) Public School System; Moore County (N.C.) Schools; Wyoming City (Ohio) Schools; Eugene (Ore.) School District 4J; Lincoln County (Ore.) School District; Peters Township School District, McMurray, Pa.; North Hills School District, Pittsburgh, Pa.; Mercer Island (Wash.) School District 400; Beaver Dam (Wis.) Unified School District.
From Private Sources
The Ford Foundation320 East 43rd St., New York, N.Y. 10017
Community service. For a survey of state educational policies and regulations as they relate to school-sponsored community-service programs: $34,750 to the Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington.
Community service. For a survey of community-service programs in its member schools: $30,100 to the National Association of Independent Schools.
Dropouts. For analyses of why students drop out of school and other issues drawn from a study of Hispanic students in urban schools: $125,700 to the Hispanic Policy Development Project, New York City.
Health education. To analyze, research, and advocate programs that concern the health, educational, and nutritional needs of poor, minority, and handicapped children: $700,000 to the Children's Defense Fund, Washington.
Leadership skills. For a project to teach Los Angeles high-school students leadership skills and to run school and community service projects: $432,500 to Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles.
Mathematics. To sponsor collaborative projects that are working to improve the teaching of mathematics in urban schools: $202,700 to the Educational Development Center, Newton, Mass.
Mathematics. For two collaborative projects that enable mathematics teachers to improve their skills by working with professionals who use mathematics in higher education and business: $60,000 to the Fund for the Advancement of Science and Mathematics Education in North Carolina, Raleigh, N.C., and $55,400 to Allegheny Conference on Community Development, Pittsburgh.
Public schools. To distribute a study on education in the public schools and its relation to the future of the nation: $20,000 to Committee for Economic Development, New York City.
Urban schools. For a conference on urban-school improvement: $39,150 to Academy for Educational Development, New York City.
Southeast-Asian students. For a program to improve educational services for Southeast-Asian immigrants in public secondary schools in Providence, R.I.: $25,000 to the University of Rhode Island.
Teen-age pregnancy. To design, administer, and document a three-year demonstration project at the middle-school level on adolescent-pregnancy prevention: $600,000 to the Academy of Educational Development, New York City.
Teen-age pregnancy. For a program to encourage young black males who have become fathers to remain in school: $165,000 to the Family Life Center Foundation, Washington.
Teen-age pregnancy. For a program among 8th-grade students to help them resist "the direct and indirect pressures from their peers and the media to engage in sex": $40,000 to the Fulton-Dekalb Hospital Authority, Atlanta.
Teen-age pregnancy. To plan a national campaign aimed at youths that will counter "the attitude that engaging in sex is without consequence": $100,000 to the Children's Defense Fund, Washington.
The Edward W. Hazen Foundation16 East 34th St., New York, N.Y. 10016
Career counseling. For programs in its Nashua, N.H., and Washington clubs to help girls plan for careers and build self-esteem and self-reliance: $24,900 to the Girls Clubs of America, New York City.
Career counseling. To apply commerical "outplacement" techniques to school career counseling: $25,000 to Private Industry Council of Washington, D.C.
Community service. To fund "Making a Difference," a curriculum-development and dissemination project on the tradition in the United States of voluntary community service and the nonprofit sector: $20,000 to Facing History and Ourselves, Brookline, Mass.
Juvenile justice. To support a project on juvenile-justice advocacy in the intermountain states: $20,000 to the Youth Law Center, San Francisco.
Public Education Fund600 Grant St., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15219
The Public Education Fund is a private, non-profit corporation governed by a board of directors that includes educational, community, labor, civic, and foundation leaders. It provides technical and financial assistance to local education funds in urban communities across the country. It recently awarded grants to these organizations:
--A-Plus Fund for Public Education, Tacoma, Wash.: $28,000.
--Bridgeport Public Education Fund, Bridgeport, Conn.: $17,000.
--East Valley Educational Foundation, San Jose, Calif.: $35,000.
--Flint Community Education Fund, Flint, Mich.: $10,000.
--Fresno Unified School District, Fresno, Calif.: $15,000.
--Metropolitan Area Committee Education Fund, New Orleans: $50,000.
--Paterson Education Foundation Inc., Paterson, N.J.: $25,000.
--Puerto Rico Community Foundation, San Juan, P.R.: $10,000.
--San Francisco Education Fund, San Francisco: $41,050.
--Southern Education Foundation, Atlanta: $25,000.
--Target '90/Goals for San Antonio, San Antonio: $35,500.
--Washington Parent Group Fund, Washington: $25,000.
The Skillman Foundation333 West Fort St., Suite 1350, Detroit, Mich. 48228
Alternative education. For an alternative-education program for youths: $10,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of Royal Oak, Mich.
Alternative education. For an "In-School Street-School" program: $42,000 to the Detroit Urban League Inc.
Art education. For an outreach program for youths in the Detroit Public Schools: $5,000 to the Renaissance City Chamber Players, W. Bloomfield, Mich.
Child abuse. For a program in the Detroit Public Schools on the sexual abuse of children: $383,000 to the Children's Aid Sociey, Detroit.
Child abuse. To fund its program on child abuse: $100,000 to the National Committee for the Prevention of Child Abuse, Chicago.
Computers. To introduce computer-aided education: $46,000 to the Starr Commonwealth Schools, Albion, Mich.
Dropouts. For a program on lowering the high-school-dropout rate: $100,000 to Detroit Educational Television, Detroit.
Minority education. For an educational-opportunity and therapy program for children: $74,000 to The Black Family Development, Detroit.
School improvements. To convert classrooms into science laboratories: $26,000 to Adventure School, Birmingham, Mich.
Tutoring. For a tutoring program for youths: $17,000 to Cass Community United Methodist Church, Detroit.
Tutoring. For a remedial-tutoring program: $57,000 to the Scholarship Fund for Children, Detroit.
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