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From Federal Sources

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

The Education department has awarded 13 grants totaling nearly $1.8 million to support the Computer-Based Instruction Program, which supports projects that strengthen and expand the use of technology in public and private elementary and secondary schools. The recipients and grant amounts are listed below by state:

Alabama. Alabama School of Fine Arts, Birmingham: $84,975. Arizona. Creighton Elementary School District #14, Phoenix: $197,100. Colorado. University of Denver, Denver: $77,102. Connecticut. Connecticut Department of Education, Hartford: $100,000. Florida. Barry University, Miami Shores: $194,700. Maryland. Garrett Community College, McHenry: $100,068.

Massachusetts. Tufts University, Medford: $187,000. Michigan. Regents of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor: $63,502. Ohio. Ironton City Schools, Ironton: $67,188. Oregon. University of Oregon, Eugene: $145,683. South Carolina. University of South Carolina, Columbia: $173,000. Texas. University of Texas, Austin: $183,510. Utah. Utah State University, Logan: $184,580.

The department has also awarded 34 grants totaling more than $14.2 million to under its Emergency Grants Program, to support drug-abuse-prevention and -education projects in public school districts. The recipients and grant amounts are listed below by state:

Alabama. Morgan County Schools, Decatur: $177,952. Arizona. Crane Elementary School District #13, Yuma: $212,524. California. Berkeley Unified School District, Berkeley: $385,784; Mendocino County Office of Education, Ukiah: $184,018; West Contra Costa Unified School District, Richmond: $381,692. Delaware. Red Clay Consolidated School District, Wilmington: $335,017. Florida. Alachua County School Board, Gainesville: $551,140; Marion County School Board, Ocala: $108,335. Iowa. Washington Community School District, Washington: $397,825.

Kansas. Wichita Public Schools, Wichita: $145,794. Kentucky. Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville: $683,204. Massachusetts. Lawrence Public Schools, Lawrence: $693,665; Salem Public Schools, Salem: $504,350. Minnesota. Minneapolis Public Schools, Minneapolis: $377,167. Montana. Lame Deer Public School District #6, Lame Deer: $191,829. Nevada. Clark County School District, Las Vegas: $399,631.

New York. Community School District #1, New York City: $250,960; Community School District #3, New York City: $949,272; Community School District #9, New York City: $259,737; Community School District #18, New York City: $949,040; Community School District #28, New York City: $1,000,000; Community School District #30, New York City: $801,345; Mount Vernon City Schools, Mount Vernon: $250,907; Public School District #75, New York City: $509,667; Syracuse City School District, Syracuse: $258,075.

North Carolina. Franklin County Schools, Louisburg: $333,758. Ohio. Cleveland City School District, Cleveland: $352,300. Oregon. Corvallis School District #509J, Corvallis: $268,348; Glendale School District #77, Glendale: $119,351. South Carolina. Richland County School District #1, Columbia: $259,791. Texas. Dallas Independent School District, Dallas: $477,657; Houston Independent School District: $355,375. Utah. Granite School District: $218,090. Washington. Seattle Public Schools, Seattle: $867,951.

U.S. Energy Department, 1000 Independence Ave., S.W., Washington, D.C. 20585

The Energy Department has announced 11 grants totaling more than $921,000, through its Museum Science Education Program, to encourage young people to pursue careers in science, mathematics, and technology, and to increase public science literacy. The recipients and grant amounts are listed below by state:

California. Earth Day Technologies: Technologies for a Sustainable World, California Museum Foundation, Los Angeles: $75,000; Lagoon Restoration Project, Exploratorium, San Francisco: $22,835. Illinois. Museum in a School, Science and Technology Interactive Center (SciTech), Aurora: $74,057; Why Is Music Music?, Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago: $75,000. Massachusetts. Hands-On Universe Exhibit Kiosk, Museum of Science, Boston: $154,247. Michigan. The Furniture Show, Grand Rapids Public Museum, Grand Rapids: $100,000.

Minnesota. Learning From Lemna: Duckweed Cleans Up, Minnesota Children's Museum, St. Paul: $100,000. New Mexico. Native American/Magnet School Project, New Mexico Museum of Natural History, Albuquerque: $87,400. Texas. Energy Works Lab, Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, Fort Worth: $67,000; Interactions Between People, Energy, and Environment, El Paso Museum, El Paso: $80,415. Washington. The Electricity Show, Pacific Science Center, Seattle: $85,047.

National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va. 22230

The N.S.F. has announced 28 new awards totaling $2.1 million under its Summer Science Camps program, to encourage middle school students to consider careers in science, engineering, and mathematics. The recipients and grant amounts are listed below by state:

Alaska. Anchorage School District, Anchorage: $71,585. California. East Bay Consortium of Education, Oakland: $63,757; Harvey Mudd College, Claremont: $63,720; San Diego State University Foundation, San Diego: $104,434; University of California, Berkeley: $100,000. Georgia. Kennesaw State College, Marietta: $30,157. Kentucky. Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville: $56,847.

Maryland. National Aquarium, Baltimore: $52,090. Massachusetts. French River Education Center Inc., Dorchester: $62,486. Michigan. Black Child and Family Institute, Michigan State University, East Lansing: $185,164; Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering, Detroit: $74,275. Indiana. Purdue University, West Lafayette: $98,980. New Jersey. Cook College, Rutgers University Busch Campus, New Brunswick: $84,604; New Jersey Medical School, Newark: $47,711.

New Mexico. New Mexico Museum of Natural History, Albuquerque: $41,953. New York. Bank Street College, New York: $73,549; John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, New York: $52,688; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy: $82,466. North Carolina. University of North Carolina, Wilmington: $54,170. Ohio. Miami University at Oxford, Oxford: $83,331; University of Toledo, Toledo: $62,500.

Oklahoma. Oklahoma State University, Stillwater: $60,000. Pennsylvania. Delaware Valley College, Doylestown: $73,850. South Carolina. University of South Carolina, Columbia: $89,937. South Dakota. South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapid City: $79,938. Texas. The Science Place, Dallas: $62,433; Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos: $49,585; Texas A&M University, Research Foundation, College Station: $99,867.

From Private Sources

Ford Foundation, 320 East 43rd St., New York, N.Y. 10017

  • Curriculum and instruction. For activities aimed at improving curricula and teaching in rural Alabama schools: $400,000 to the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Ala.
  • Principals. For a leadership-development program for New York City school principals: $250,000 two-year supplement, to Bank Street College of Education, New York City.
  • Testing. To enable the Center for the Study of Testing, Evaluation, and Educational Policy to disseminate information on current proposals for a national examination system: $150,000 supplement (over 11 months) to Boston College, Boston, Mass.

John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, One Biscayne Tower, Suite 3800, 2 South Biscayne Blvd., Miami, Fla. 33131

  • Education reporting. For two pilot seminars for education reporters on reporting on school change: $53,000 to the Education Writers Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Education reporting. For support of an education-journalism fellowship: $165,000 (over three years) to the University of Michigan, Michigan Journalism Fellows, Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • High school journalism. For minority programs and to begin a high-school-journalism program: $70,000 to the American Society of Newspaper Editors Foundation, Reston, Va.
  • Public education. For support of research and public education activities on voter turnout: $45,000 to the Committee for the Study of the American Electorate, Washington, D.C.
  • Student newspaper. To support the student-newspaper project at Unity '94, a joint convention of minority journalism organizations: $25,000 to the Asian American Journalists Association, Oakland, Calif.

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

  • Science education. Toward expansion of the "National Engineering Design Challenge,'' an academic program and competition that engages teams of high school students in developing prototype devices to demonstrate the principles of universal design: $70,000 to the Junior Engineering Technical Society, Alexandria, Va.
  • Special education. For teachers who attended the NEC-sponsored "Teaching Mathematics and Science to Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students'' conference, to purchase and distribute special-education materials: $6,500 to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, College of Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, N.Y.
  • Students with disabilities. Toward fieldtesting and study of "The VEST: The Voice-Enabled Sport Trainer,'' a communication and physiological-monitoring device worn as a sport garment to provide communication between a teacher and students engaged in physical-fitness activity: $40,000 to the Center for Computer Assistance to the Disabled Inc., Dallas, Tex.
  • Students with disabilities. Toward the development and distribution of "Faculty Awareness: Opportunities in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics for Students With Disabilities,'' a multimedia faculty- and staff-training package: $40,000 to the College of Engineering, University of Washington, Seattle, Wash.

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

  • Curriculum and instruction. To provide technical assistance to the Community Compacts for Student Success sites to help strengthen the focus on teaching and learning in participating schools: $45,000 (over two years) to Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City.
  • Curriculum and instruction. In support of the Hartford Community Compact for Student Success program: $450,000 (over three years) to the University of Hartford, West Hartford, Conn.
  • Curriculum and instruction. To provide technical assistance for the Community Compacts for Student Success: $84,500 (over two years) to the Texas Interfaith Education Fund, Austin, Tex.
  • Education reform. For the National Center for Restructuring Education, Schools, and Teaching, to document the development and implementation of the New York School Quality Review process: $480,000 (over three years) to Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City.
  • Education reform. In support of the Education Reform Initiative: $600,000 (over two years) to the Texas Interfaith Education Fund, Austin, Tex.
  • Education reporting. For the National Fellowships in Education Reporting program: $100,000 (over three years) to the Education Writers Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Mathematics and science. In support of supplemental mathematics and science programs for minority students in the Philadelphia area: $600,000 to PRIME Inc., Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Native American education. In support of administration and educational-outreach efforts: $200,000 (over three years) to the American Indian College Fund, New York City.
  • Student assessment. To assist the Massachusetts Department of Education and nine schools in a pilot project using student-portfolio assessment to improve teaching and learning: $750,000 (over three years) to Project Zero, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.
  • Teaching. In support of a project to develop models for the peer review of teaching in selected institutions: $240,000 (over two years) to the Board of Trustees, School of Education, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
  • Youth apprenticeship. In support of a project to help selected states develop and implement youth-apprenticeship policies and programs: $600,000 (over two years) to the Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, D.C.
  • Youth apprenticeship. In support of the development, testing, and dissemination of a youth-apprenticeship model for at-risk youths: $350,000 (over three years) to Jobs for America's Graduates Inc., Alexandria, Va.

From Corporate Sources

Hitachi Foundation, 1509 22nd St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20037

  • Multicultural education. For a collaborative multicultural-education project with the International Education Consortium, the Global Awareness Program of Florida International University, and The Children's Museum, to strengthen the multicultural-education models used by each of these organizations: $141,050 (over three years) to the East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Mitsubishi Electric America, Foundation, 816 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Suite 100, Washington, D.C. 20006

  • Students with disabilities. To implement the "I Prefer . . . Decisions for Adult Life'' program, which will assist students with disabilities in making independent choices about education, careers, living arrangements, transportation, and lifestyle: $25,000 to Full Citizenship, Lawrence, Kan.
  • Students with disabilities. To initiate the "Job Start'' program, which will pair senior citizens with middle school students with disabilities to guide the youths in making academic and employment choices: $20,000 to the National Council on Aging, in collaboration with Easter Seals of America, Des Moines, Iowa.
  • Students with disabilities. Toward a mentor program in Boston that pairs young people with disabilities and adults with similar disabilities for educational and recreational activities: $39,375 to Partners for Youth With Disabilities, Boston, Mass.
  • Students with disabilities. To attract gifted high school students with disabilities to careers in high-technology fields: $12,500 to TECH-LINK, Boston, Mass.
  • Students with disabilities. To continue "Team Work'' projects, which match young people with disabilities with corporate mentors who assist the youths in finding and keeping jobs: $2,000 to the Foundation for Exceptional Children, Reston, Va.

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

  • At-risk students. To assist at least 12 minority, at-risk students in grades 7-8 to improve their problem-solving and critical-thinking skills: $1,890 to St. Margaret's Regional School, Woodbury Heights, N.J.
  • Mathematics. To benefit approximately 250 students in grades 9-12, through the "Interactive Mathematics Program'': $4,985 to Rosemead High School, Rosemead, Calif.
  • Mathematics. To enable 2,775 students to benefit from the use of graphing calculators for Algebra I studies: $4,945 to the Durham Public Education Network, Durham, N.C.
  • Mathematics. To enable 100 calculus and trigonometry students to benefit from the use of advanced graphing calculators: $4,775 to A&M Consolidated High School, College Station, Tex.
  • Mathematics. To support the "Educational Diversity for Gender Equity'' project in which 60 students grades 9-12 will benefit from the college-preparatory mathematics curriculum: $4,830 to Ventura High School, Ventura, Calif.
  • Mathematics and science. To implement the "Bright Ideas Mini-Grant Program,'' which seeks to enhance mathematics and science curricula for students in isolated, rural middle or high schools: $5,000 to the North Country Teacher Resource Center, Plattsburgh, N,Y.
  • Physical science. To enhance physical-science education for at least 30 learning-disabled or emotionally disturbed students in grades 9-12: $3,810 to the Center School, Highland Park, N.J.

Toyota U.S.A. Foundation, 19001 South Western Ave., Torrance, Calif. 90509

  • Children's museums. To participate in the Youth Museums Collaborative, a five-year effort of children's museums to share exhibits and expertise: $50,000 (over two years) to the Cleveland Childen's Museum, Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Native American education. To support the Youth and Elders Education Program with the Tuscarora, Northern Cheyenne, Oneida, and Pueblo nations, by underwriting a series of intergenerational gatherings between tribal elders and teenage students: $25,000 to the American Indian Institute, Bozeman, Mont.
  • Parent leadership. To launch the Toyota Parent Leadership Institute, a program intended to maximize the involvement of minority, rural, and low-income parents in the education of their children: $25,000 to the New Mexico Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement Program, Albuquerque, N.M.
  • Restructuring. To support a collaborative effort to restructure a public school district according to the principles of Total Quality Management: $80,000 (over three years) to the University of Arizona/Amphitheater School District, Tucson, Ariz.
  • Science. To create demonstrations and hands-on workshops on light, motion, and gravity in conjunction with the exhibit "Astronomy--How Do We Know?'': $47,000 to Discovery Place, Charlotte, N.C.
  • Special education. To implement Fresno Pacific College's "Activities in Mathematics and Science'' curriculum for severely emotionally disturbed children, and to share the results with other schools and special educators: $25,000 (over 18 months) to River Oak Center for Children, Sacramento, Calif.

Vol. 13, Issue 18

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