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From Federal Sources

National Institute for Literacy
800 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 200, Washington, D.C. 20006

The National Institute for Literacy recently awarded $3.2 million in grants for basic and applied research and demonstration projects that support innovation in literacy and basic-skills programs. The projects are listed below by state.

Alabama. Open Doors Program, Huntsville: $88,303. Arkansas. Learning Enhancement for Adults with Disabilities: Lead 2000, Clarksville: $100,000. California. Compendium of Quantitative Data and Interpretive Analyses, San Diego: $98,000; Literacy Needs of Hmong Adult Refugees, Fresno: $99,552; Empirical Study to Determine Effective Assessment Procedures and Materials for English-Speaking and Beginning English-Speaking Adults; On-line Action Research Program, Santa Clara: $98,852. District of Columbia. A Feel for Books, Washington: $11,700; Womanlink, Washington: $110,000. Florida. Basic Skills and Job Retention, Sanford: $72,064.

Illinois. Literacy for Health: Improving Health Literacy in the Inner City, Chicago: $99,618; Waubonsee-East Aurora Family Literacy Project, Sugar Grove: $99,890. Maryland. Outreach Training Center for Mandatory and Literacy Education, Laurel: $85,075. Massachusetts. Relationships Between Parental Literacy Skills and Functional Uses of Print, and Children's Ability to Learn Literacy Skills, Cambridge: $87,845; The Adult Basic Education (A.B.E.) Math Standards Project, Holyoke: $103,000; Take and Give Program, Quincy: $99,901; Community Training for Adult and Family Literacy, Boston: $82,212. Montana. Parents and Preschoolers: An Intergenerational Literacy Project, Billings: $77,548; Native American Parents as Teachers of Their Children, Bozeman: $65,823. New Hampshire. Literacy Theater Staff Training for A.B.E. Practitioners, Nashua: $32,703.

New Jersey. The Planning and Evaluation Team: A New Model for Formative and Summative Evaluation of Workplace Literacy Programs, Jersey City: $96,280. New York. Alternative Assessment for Workplace Literacy, Albany: $105,000; Creating Families of Readers, Buffalo: $49,830; National Training Center for Literacy Teachers, Bronx: $85,160. North Carolina. Workplace Literacy Training in a "Lean Manufacturing'' Environment, Henderson: $115,000; Practitioner Research as Staff Development, Durham: $99,364. Oklahoma. Demonstration and Documentation of Strategies, Methodologies, and Tools for Literacy Programs Serving Native Americans, Tahleduah: $105,000. Oregon. Something To Look Forward To, Portland: $80,250.

Pennsylvania. Family Literacy Demonstration Project, Philadelphia: $96,160; Intergenerational Family Literacy: A Head Start/Older Adult Partnership, Pittsburgh: $87,402; Philadelphia Distance Learning Project, Philadelphia: $94,786. South Carolina. Project E.S.L. Consoritium, Greenville: $98,836. Texas. Project Parenting and Literacy Skills (PALS), Bryan: $87,409. Virginia. Literacy Is for Everyone, Fairfax County: $100,000. Wisconsin. Hmong/English Bilingual Adult Literacy Project, Green Bay: $88,424.

U.S. Education Department
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Washington, D.C. 20024

The Education Department has announced the award of 19 bilingual-education Academic Excellence grants worth a total of $3.6 million. The grants are intended to spotlight successful programs and to help the recipients inform others about their work. The recipients are listed below by state:

Alaska. Alaska Writing Program, Yukon-Koyukuk School District, Fairbanks: $229,126. Arizona. Tradition and Technology, Peach Springs School District #8, Peach Springs: $214,050. California. Systematic Linking and Integrating and Curricula for Excellence (SLICE), Fremont Unified School District, Fremont: $207,416; Guided Language Acquisition Design (GLAD), Fountain Valley School District, Fountain Valley: $206,473; Project Puente Outreach: A Bridge Between Communities, Healdsburg Union School District, Healdsburg: $198,410; Computer Education for Language Learning (CELL), Irvine School District, Irvine: $205,099; Model Organization Results of Eastman (MORE), Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles: $192,087; Bilingual Integrated Curriculum Project (BICOMP), Washington Unified School District: $162,997. Florida. Galaxies of Thinking and Creative Heights of Achievement (GOTCHA), School Board of Broward County, Fort Lauderdale: $149,649. Maine. Maine Assists Innovators in Nurturing Excellence, Portland Public Schools, Portland: $183,106.

New York. Excellence in Chinese-English Language and Learning (EXCELL), Seward Park High School, New York: $207,520. Pennsylvania. Promoting Intellectual Adaptation Given Experiential Transforming (PIAGET), Bethlehem Area School District, Bethlehem: $252,750. Puerto Rico. Computer Education for Multilingual Instruction (CEMI), Gurabo: $150,974. Texas. Bilingual Alternative Educational Program, Texas Youth Commission, Giddings: $114,717; Parents as Tutors (PAT), Brownsville Independent School District, Brownsville: $156,375; Students' High Achievement, Reflect Excellence (SHARE), Hidalgo: $155,000.

The Education Department recently announced $12.1 million in new grants to support special alternative instructional programs for limited-English-proficient students. The programs are listed below by state.

Arizona. Glendale Union High School District, Glendale: $93,492; Tempe School District, Tempe: $118,677; Yuma Educational Support Services, Yuma: $130,000. California. Alameda Unified School District, Alameda: $160,000; San Juan Unified School District, Carmichael: $130,000; Davis Joint Unified School District, Davis: $120,000; Fullerton Joint Union High School District, Fullerton: $130,000; Glendora Unified School District, Glendora: $120,000; Grossmont Union High School District, La Mesa: $170,000; Los Angeles County Office of Education, Los Angles: $200,000; Martinez Unified School District, Martinez: $140,000; Marysville Joint Unified School District, Marysville: $170,000; Napa Valley Unified School District, Napa: $120,000; Norwalk-La Mirada Unified School District, Norwalk: $160,000; Orange Unified School District, Orange: $160,000; Ramona Unified School District, Ramona: $134,316; Kings Canyon Unified School District, Reedley: $160,000; San Diego County Office of Education, San Diego: $180,000; San Francisco Unified School District, San Francisco: $200,000; Oak Grove Elementary School District, San Jose: $170,000; San Mateo Union High School District, San Mateo: $160,000; Little Lake City School District, Santa Fe Springs: $138,844; Santa Rosa City Schools, Santa Rosa: $160,000; Solana Beach School District, Solana Beach: $140,000; Somis Union School District, Somis: $80,000; Lincoln Unified School District, Stockton: $160,000; San Joaquin County Office of Education, Stockton: $170,000; Fremont Union High School District, Sunnyvale: $140,000; Sunnyvale School District, Sunnyvale: $160,000; Temple City Unified School District, Temple City: $140,000; Yuba City Unified School District, Yuba City: $110,000.

Colorado. Jefferson County Public Schools, Golden: $160,000; Mesa County Valley School District, Grand Junction: $120,000; St. Vrain Valley School District, Longmont: $160,000. Florida. Dade County Public Schools, Miami: $79,829; Collier County Public Schools, Naples: $169,810. Georgia. Gwinnett County Public Schools, Lawrenceville: $160,000. Idaho. Blackfoot School District, Blackfoot: $120,000. Illinois. Cicero Public Schools, Cicero: $87,867; Skokie School District, Skokie: $160,000.

Kansas. Unified School District #500, Kansas City: $180,000; Liberal Unified School District, Liberal: $160,000. Kentucky. Boone County Schools, Florence: $90,000. Louisiana. East Baton Rouge School District, Baton Rouge: $160,000; Caddo Parish School, Shreveport: $111,467. Maine. Maine School Administrative District #71, Kennebunk: $160,000. Maryland. Queen Anne's County Board of Education, Centerville: $160,000; Howard County Public Schools, Ellicott City: $160,000.

Michigan. Berrien Springs School District, Berrien Springs: $160,000; Macomb Intermediate School District, Mount Clemens: $163,339; Walled Lake Consolidated Schools, Walled Lake: $160,000; Wayne County Regional Educational Service Agency, Wayne: $160,000. Montana. Missoula School District, Missoula: $80,000; St. Ignatius School District, St. Ignatius: $80,000. Nebraska. Educational Service Unit 10, Kearney: $168,523. New Jersey. Newark Board of Education, Newark: $174,277. New Mexico. Albuquerque Public Schools, Albuquerque: $180,000; Bernalillo Public Schools, Bernalillo: $160,000; Magdalena Municipal Schools, Magdalena: $120,000; Ruidoso Municipal Schools, Ruidoso: $140,000.

New York. Community School District #18, Brooklyn: $140,000; New York City Public Schools, Brooklyn: $150,000; Buffalo City School District, Buffalo: $159,994; Community School District #30Q, Long Island City: $180,000; New York City Public Schools, Long Island City: $180,000; Community School District #3, New York City: $180,000; Yonkers City School District, Yonkers: $197,800. North Dakota. Fargo Public School District, Fargo: $150,000. Ohio. Parma City School District, Parma: $80,000. Oklahoma. Osage County Educational Cooperative, Avant: $110,000; Norman Public Schools, Norman: $140,000; Frontier Public School I-4, Red Rock: $85,000; Central School I007, Sallisaw: $110,000; Pleasant Grove School, Shawnee: $105,000; Spavinaw School District, Spavinaw: $120,000; Vian Independent School District, Vian: $105,000; Watonga Public School, Watonga: $70,000; Welch Public Schools, Welch: $75,164; Christie School District, Westville: $80,000; Westville School I011, Westville: $148,214. Oregon. Klamath Union High School, Klamath Falls: $50,000; Klamath County School District, Klamath Falls: $130,000; Morrow County School District, Lexington: $106,665; Woodburn School District, Woodburn: $160,000.

Pennsylvania. School District of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh: $44,994. South Dakota. Crazy Horse School, Wanblee: $100,800. Texas. Kingsville Independent School District, Kingsville: $115,000. Washington. Federal Way School District, Federal Way: $170,000; Bethel School District, Spanaway: $80,000.

The Education Department recently announced 29 grants, totaling $2.8 million, under the Schools and Teachers Program to improve the skills and performance of elementary and secondary school teachers.

The recipients are listed below by state and by category of recipient.

School-Level Projects, Fiscal 1992

Alaska. Anchorage School District, Anchorage: $92,654. Arizona. Alhambra Elementary School District #68, Phoenix: $55,597. California. Kern High School District, Bakersfield: $84,080; Fullerton Joint Union High School District, Fullerton: $113,722; San Diego Unified School District, San Diego: $47,663; San Francisco Unified School District, San Francisco: $49,716; Vallejo Unified School District, Vallejo: $71,981. Kentucky. Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville: $64,365. Louisiana. East Baton Rouge Parish School System, Baton Rouge: $51,787.

Maine. Old Orchard Beach School Department, Old Orchard Beach: $42,506. Massachusetts. Town of Arlington, Arlington: $65,237; Gloucester Public Schools, Gloucester: $100,000; Halifax School Department, Kingston: $93,672. Mississippi. Vicksburg Warren School District, Vicksburg: $65,476. New Mexico. Zuni Public School District, Zuni: $125,000. New York. Greece Central School District, Greece: $69,619; Community School District #30, New York City: $114,618.

North Carolina. Graham County Board of Education, Robbinsville: $117,000. Ohio. Athens City School District, Athens: $48,308. Pennsylvania. School District of Philadelphia, Philadelphia: $113,329; Scranton City School District, Scranton: $18,637. South Carolina. Saluda School District 1, Saluda: $76,000. Texas. Spring Branch Independent School District, Houston: $70,392; Wichita Falls Independent School District, Wichita Falls: $111,234.

Other Projects, Fiscal 1992

District of Columbia. Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington: $239,537. Kentucky. Kentucky Department of Education, Frankfort: $213,424. Louisiana. Louisiana Public Broadcasting, Baton Rouge: $259,200. Maryland. Maryland Department of Education, Baltimore: $172,357. North Carolina. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill: $59,496.

The Education Department has awarded $6 million in grants to train teachers, administrators, and other elementary and secondary school personnel in drug- and alcohol-abuse education and prevention. The recipients are listed below by state.

Alaska. University of Alaska Southeast, Juneau: $160,444; Anchorage School District, Anchorage: $127,770. Arizona. Amphitheater Public Schools, Tucson: $141,626; Tucson Unified School District, Tucson: $141,626; Tucson Unified School District, Tucson: $145,061. Arkansas. Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia: $227,604; University of Central Arkansas, Conway: $150,000. California. Cupertino Unified School District, Cupertino: $152,503; University of California, Irvine: $342,116. Colorado. Thompson School District R2-J, Loveland: $71,186.

District of Columbia. District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington: $187,585. Georgia. Gwinnett County Public Schools, Lawrenceville: $200,000. Idaho. Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston: $133,777. Illinois. Hamilton-Jefferson Counties, Education Service Region, Mt. Vernon: $124,397. Indiana. Purdue University, West Lafayette: $180,419.

Kansas. South Central Kansas Education Service Center, Mulvane: $141,121. Maine. University of Southern Maine, Portland: $168,035. Maryland. Catonsville Community College, Westminster: $138,870. Massachusetts. Brockton Public Schools, Brockton: $100,000. Michigan. Genesee Independent School District, Flint: $132,654.

Minnesota. Southwest/West Central Educational Cooperative Service Unit, Marshall: $164,499; Minnetonka Public Schools, Excelsior: $88,929. Mississippi. Lowndes County School District, Columbus: $173,817. Missouri. St. Louis Public Schools, St. Louis: $115,054. Nevada. Clark County School District, Las Vegas: $247,156. New York. Community School District #10, New York City: $184,923.

North Carolina. East Carolina University, Greenville: $85,571. Ohio. Columbus City School District, Columbus: $91,271; Wright State University, Dayton: $173,052. Pennsylvania. Temple University, Philadelphia: $121,081; School District of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh: $174,618. South Carolina. School District #5 of Lexington/Richland Counties, Ballentine: $120,367. South Dakota. South Dakota Department of Education, Pierre: $148,650; Meade 46-1 District, Sturgis: $107,410.

Texas. University of North Texas, Denton: $174,320; Houston Independent School District, Houston: $103,328. Utah. North Sanpete School District, Mt. Pleasant: $119,621. Washington. Edmonds School District #15, Lynnwood: $244,371; Puget Sound Educational Service District, Seattle: $230,456. Wisconsin. University of Wisconsin, Madison: $178,159.

Vol. 12, Issue 12

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