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From Federal Sources

U.S. Education Department
400 Maryland Ave., S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20024

Special-education research. To examine how children with mild learning disabilities are affected socially by placing them in various special-education programs: $850,000 to Frank Gresham, professor of education, University of California, Riverside.

The department recently awarded 15 grants totaling $3.3 million to help teach elementary and secondary school students to avoid the use of alcohol and tobacco. The recipients and grant amounts are listed below by state:

Arizona. Arizona State University, Tempe: $157,431. California. Sweetwater Union High School District, Chula Vista: $246,337; Poway Unified School District, Poway: $206,811. Florida. Drug Education and Prevention Center, St. Augustine: $296,741. Kentucky. Ohio Valley Education Cooperative, LaGrange: $167,061. Maryland. Prince George's County Board of Education, Landover: $193,037; Montgomery County Government, Rockville: $232,903.

New Jersey. Catholic Community Services, Newark: $359,750. New Mexico. The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque: $198,144. New York. North Shore Consortium, Rocky Point: $382,373; Wappingers Central School District, Wappingers Falls: $105,358. Ohio. American School Health Asssociation, Kent: $214,333. Texas. Baylor College of Medicine, Houston: $177,106. Utah. Provo School District, Provo: $244,550. Virginia: Staunton/Augusta County Cadre Inc., Staunton: $137,444.

ÿFDÄÄFrom State Sources

Indiana Department of Education State House,
Room 229
Indianapolis, Ind. 46204-2798

The department has announced four grants totaling $1.1 million to develop local family-centered educational and literacy projects as part of the federal Even Start program. The recipients and grant amounts are listed below:

Crawfordsville Community Schools, in collaboration with the Montgomery County Division of Family and Children: $258,390. Elkhart Community Schools and Goshen Community Schools, in collaboration with Goshen Adult Literacy Program: $276,853. Indianapolis Public Schools, in collaboration with Community Action Head Start: $330,000. North Adams Community Schools, in collaboration with Community and Family Services: $225,720.

ÿFDÄÄFrom Private Sources

Baltimore Community Foundation
East Read St.
Baltimore, Md. 21202

Baltimore history. To expand the partnership between the Baltimore City Life Museums and nearby City Springs Elementary School: $10,000 to the B.C.L.M.

Dance. To bring Alvin Ailey dance instructors to 30 area schools for two-day workshops, and to develop teacher and student activities before and after the dance residencies: $15,000 to the Alvin Ailey Dance Theater Foundation of Maryland, Baltimore.

Music. To develop new programs for children through partnerships with schools in light of the decline of music instruction in the schools: $35,500 to the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

Theater. To train and support 175 teachers as they teach language arts, teamwork, and other skills through drama: $15,000 to the Baltimore Shakespeare Partnership.

Visual arts. To fund the Close Encounters program, which teaches art basics to 4th graders through a collaboration between the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Baltimore City Schools: $25,000 to the B.M.A.

The Bush Foundation
332 Minnesota St.
E-900 First National Bank Building
St. Paul, Minn. 55101-1387

Mathematics and science. To encourage female students in the areas of math and science: $305,102 to Youth and Family Services Inc., Rapid City, S.D.

Teaching. To support the Minnesota Institute for the Advancement of Teaching: $175,000 to the Minnesota Humanities Commission, St. Paul.

The Carnegie Corporation of New York
437 Madison Ave.
New York, N.Y. 10022

The Carnegie Corporation has awarded 15 grants totaling more than $4 million to support state policy for extensive work in the reform of curriculum, instruction, and assessment and to integrate health and education for middle school grades. The state recipients and amounts are listed below:

Arkansas: $190,000. California: $360,000. Colorado: $190,000. Connecticut: $360,000. Delaware: $260,000. Illinois: $360,000. Maryland: $190,000. Massachusetts: $360,000. New Mexico: $260,000. New York: $260,000. North Dakota: $260,000. Rhode Island: $260,000. South Carolina: $360,000. Texas: $190,000. Vermont: $360,000.

Annie E. Casey Foundation
1 Lafayette Place
Greenwich, Conn. 06830

School reform. To work with school districts and superintendents in Kentucky, provide technical assistance to 12 planning teams of educators and community leaders, and develop and strengthen a network of superintendents in the state, assisting them in their efforts to implement the Kentucky Education Reform Act: $150,000 to the Center for Leadership in School Reform, Louisville, Ky.

DeWitt Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund
261 Madison Ave., 24th Floor
New York, N.Y. 10016

Career preparation. To implement Walks of Life, a model career-preparation program, in nine New York City public schools in the Bronx and Brooklyn: $2,685,165 (over four years) to the Greater New York Hospital Foundation, New York City.

NEC Foundation of America
Old Sod Farm Rd. #8
Melville, N.Y. 11747

Learning disabilities. To support a program that will train high school science and mathematics teachers in teaching students with disabilities: $20,000 to the State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, N.Y.

Pew Charitable Trusts
1 Commerce Square
2005 Market St., Suite 1700
Philadelphia, Pa. 19103-7017

At-risk students. For an external assessment of the Children's Initiative strategy by the Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy: $125,000 to the New School for Social Research, New York City.

Professional development. To bring together schools, businesses, community organizations, and institutions of higher education in support of a professional-development program for public school teachers: $360,000 (over three years) to the Cambridge (Mass.) Partnership for Public Education.

School-to-work. In support of the Transition From School to Work Initiative: $425,000 (over two years) to the National Governors' Association, Washington, D.C.

Standards. For the development of model opportunity-to-learn standards: $47,000 to the National Governors' Association, Washington. D.C.

Student achievement. In support of the Pueblo Community Compact for Student Success: $450,000 (over three years) to the University of Southern Colorado Foundation, Pueblo, Colo.

Work-based learning. In support of adding a work-based-learning component to the High Schools That Work program: $425,000 (over 18 months) to the Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, Ga.

The Rockefeller Foundation
1133 Avenue of the Americas
New York, N.Y. 10036

Portfolio assessment. To evaluate the impact that classroom-based portfolio-assessment systems have on the effectiveness of teachers and the potential achievements of at-risk students in middle schools: $1.9 million for the Performance Assessment Collaboratives for Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, Mass.

From Corporate Sources

Jostens Learning
6170 Cornerstone Court East
San Diego, Calif. 92121-3710

Tolerance. To underwrite the teachers' guide to "The Shadow and Hate,'' a video-and-text package on historical and contemporary expressions of bigotry: $30,000 to Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Montgomery, Ala.

Metropolitan Life Foundation
1 Madison Ave.
New York, N.Y. 10010

Nine arts organizations in six states have received "Partnerships: Arts and the Schools'' awards and have been granted $10,000 to $15,000 each for new or expanded arts education serving students from kindergarten through high school. The recipients, projects, and grant amounts are listed below by state:

California: The Fine Arts Museums, San Francisco, for a pilot program to offer after-school sessions to students in grades 1-5, introducing them to works of art from a multicultural perspective: $15,000; The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, to introduce elementary school children and their teachers to contemporary art: $15,000; Richmond Art Center, Richmond, for artist-led workshops and residencies designed to assist students in grades 3-12 in developing art skills, imagination, and self-esteem: $10,000. Colorado: Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Denver, for "Once Upon a Time,'' a story-oriented musical program targeted to 4-year-olds through 2nd graders: $13,900. Florida: Center for the Fine Arts, Miami, for Ecological Arts Studies, a curriculum-based, interdisciplinary art program for middle school students: $15,000.

Massachusetts: Boston Ballet, Boston, for the CITYDANCE program for children in the Boston and Lynn public schools: $15,000; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to develop a 6th-grade-level curriculum about Egyptian and Nubian art, history, and culture: $15,000. New York: Rensselaer County Junior Museum, Troy, for the expansion of "Longhouse Legends,'' a program on the arts and culture of the Iroquois: $10,100. Pennsylvania: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, to develop and implement a two-year arts-education program for students in English for Speakers of Other Languages programs: $15,000.

SNET Telecommunications
227 Church St.
New Haven, Conn. 06506

SNET has awarded 25 telecommunications-initiative grants ranging from $800 to $5,000 to Connecticut school districts for projects using telecommunications technology. The recipients, projects, and grant amounts are listed below by school district:

Bozrah Public Schools, Windows of the World: $1,855. Bristol Public Schools, Bristol Eastern Infoline: $1,644. Canton Public Schools, Canton Electronic Mailing System: $2,800. Clinton Public Schools, Dig Into a Life (DIAL): $2,000. Colchester Public Schools, Links to the 21st Century: $2,300.

Enfield Public Schools, Amigos: Reaching Friends Across the Border: $1,575. Groton Public Schools, Teleconnected Cultures: $1,147. Guilford Public Schools, Parents On Line: $2,240. Hartford Public Schools, Developing Successful Practices Through Telecommunications: $2,200. Hartford Public Schools, Telecommunications in Global Studies: $2,750.

Litchfield Public Schools, Foreign Language and Business Students Go International: $1,104. Manchester Public Schools, Tele-Pole: $2,500. Mansfield Public Schools, Extending Beyond School Walls With Telecommunications: $1,622. Middletown Public Schools, Tech Communication Project: $1,500. Milford Public Schools, Out of Line: Using Telecommunications for On-Line Learning: $2,500.

North Stonington Public Schools, Chapter 1: $1,360. Putnam Public Schools, Parent Link: $5,000. Regional School District #14, Using Telecommunications To Access Info: $1,711. Regional School District #17, Killingworth Elementary School Konnects Kids: $2,001. Somers Public Schools, Expanding Horizons: $2,334.

Stonington Public Schools, Integrating Telecommunications as a Research Tool: $2,500. West Haven Public Schools, Let's Talk: $2,500. Westbrook Public Schools, All Aboard/Community Track: $1,763. Westport Public Schools, Using Telecommunications/Political Opinions: $1,965. Windsor Locks Public Schools, Observing the Weather with Accu-Weather: $800.

Toshiba America Foundation
1251 Avenue of the Americas
New York, N.Y. 10020

At-risk students. For the "Aquarium Chemistry Project,'' to enhance science studies for at least 120 9th-grade physical-science and 70 11th-grade biology and chemistry at-risk students: $5,000 to Baldwin High School, Milledgeville, Ga.

Hard-of-hearing students. To address the needs of approximately 350 hard-of-hearing students in grades 9-12 at the Model Secondary School for the Deaf by enhancing their enthusiasm for and performance in science, using hands-on experiments and visually enhanced activities: $10,000 to Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C.

Interactive learning. To support a laboratory-based learning approach to science for 50 students in grades 10-12 who will participate in an interactive component consisting of continual contact with health-care providers and a summer internship in physiology and anatomy: $20,500 to Fabens (Tex.) Independent School District.

Low-income students. To allow 2,370 low-income students in grades 6-9 to take part in the Toshiba Scholarship Days Program, in which students participate in hands-on lab activities and exhibits for science enhancement: $15,000 to the Cumberland Science Museum, Nashville, Tenn.

Marine biology. To benefit approximately 300 7th-grade students participating in the Marine Resources laboratory project, by using hands-on techniques to enhance their understanding of marine biology and the Pacific Rim: $5,000 to Bethel Public Schools, Spanaway, Wash.

Minority students. To support the third year of a three-year program entitled Operation SMART, which encourages the participation of more than 200 minority girls and boys in hands-on learning in mathematics, science, and technology: $16,438 to Girls Inc., Chicago, Ill.

Natural history. For participation in the Jason V live-broadcast expedition to Belize, for which 160 students in grades 6-12 will design and construct murals and hands-on exhibits dealing with archeology, anthropolgy, tropical rain-forest ecosystems, and satellite technology: $10,500 to the Denver (Colo.) Museum of Natural History.

Science. To reach more than 12,000 students in grades 6-12, enabling them to benefit from hands-on laboratory demonstrations and participation in science-related activities: $10,000 to The Science Place, Dallas, Tex.

Science enhancement. To benefit approximately 300 7th-grade students participating in the Science Challenge Classrooms Project, a science-enhancement program using educational models, videos, and interactive demonstrations and displays: $7,835 to Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, Houston, Tex.

Technology. To enable approximately 3,000 6th through 8th graders involved in the "Science 2000'' project to use laserdisks, CD-ROM's, and other hands-on materials and related technology to enhance problem-solving skills: $9,240 to Tustin (Calif.) Public Schools Foundation.

Vol. 13, Issue 08

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