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The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation has announced that it will offer more than $100,000 in incentive grants to schools interested in implementing the Work, Achievement, Values, and Education dropout-prevention program.

Headquartered in Washington, WAVE Inc. is a nonprofit organization that helps schools provide academic support, leadership training, and exposure to the world
of work to high school dropouts and youngsters at risk of dropping out.

Five years ago, the Flint, Mich.-based Mott Foundation provided the seed funding for the initial development of the WAVE program. Funds for the incentive grants will come from a
three-year, $300,000 grant made by Mott to WAVE earlier this year.

Last year, ÷áöå awarded $8,000 grants to 12 schools to implement dropout-prevention programs.

The deadline for grant applications is Feb. 1.

Additional information is available from the Program Development Division, ÷áöå Inc., 501 School St., S.W., Suite 600, Washington, D.C., 20024; (800) 274-2005 or (202) 484-0103.

The St. Davids, Pa.-based Annenberg Foundation last week awarded a $500,000 grant to John I. Goodlad, a professor of education at the University of Washington at Seattle and the president of the Institute for Education Inquiry.

Mr. Goodlad launched the institute in 1990 to examine the role of teacher training and professional development in education reform.

The nonprofit organization will use the new grant to support research and development at 12 teacher education sites where colleges and universities seeking to improve their teacher training programs have set up partnerships with local school districts.

In August, the institute received a three-year, $500,000 grant from the Philip Morris Companies Inc.

The Philip Morris grant will give 60 education fellows involved in Mr. Goodlad's National Network of Educational Renewal a chance to attend four weeklong seminars at the institute.

Judith S. Eaton has been named the president of the Council for Aid to Education.

Ms. Eaton, the director of the National Center for Academic Achievement and Transfer at the American Council on Education, took up her new duties Oct. 1.

She succeeds Arnold R. Shore, who is leaving the council to head up the Voyageur Outward Bound School in Minnesota.

The nonprofit council works to promote partnerships between corporate funders and the education community.--M.S.& G.B.

Vol. 12, Issue 05

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