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From Federal Sources

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

The department recently awarded $25.8 million in grants under its Star Schools Program to support teachers and students in the use of on-line technology to enhance their skills. The grants were awarded by three categories: distance-education projects, statewide networks, and dissemination. The recipients are listed below by category and state.

Distance-education grants: California. Los Angeles County Office of Education, Downey: $3,909,245. Massachusetts. Massachusetts Corporation for Educational Telecommunications, Cambridge: $2,293,358. Oklahoma. Oklahoma State University, Stillwater: $2,306,000. Puerto Rico. Ana G. Mendez University, Rio Piedras: $1,579,714. Texas. Education Service Center, Region 20, San Antonio: $3,712,987. Utah. College of Eastern Utah, Price: $2,773,573. Washington. Educational Service District 101, Spokane: $3,957,390.

Statewide network: Kentucky. The Kentucky Telelinking Network, Frankfort: $4 million.

Dissemination grants: California. Far West Laboratory, San Francisco: $414,577. Colorado. Pacific Mountain Network, Denver: $424,581. Missouri. Missouri School Boards Association, Columbia: $458,011.

The department has also awarded 15 grants, totaling more than $1.8 million, under its Teacher Networking Program to support on-line use of electronic teacher networks to enhance curricula, classroom teaching, and teacher professional development. The network links teachers with curriculum and instruction specialists who can help teachers improve their teaching skills and knowledge of subject matter. The recipients and grant amounts are listed below by state:

California. Berkeley Unified School District, Berkeley: $177,782. Colorado. Mid-Continent Regional Educational Laboratory, Aurora: $152,730. Florida. A.D. Henderson University School, Boca Raton: $61,905. Louisiana. Catahoula Parish School Board, Jonesville: $49,998. Michigan. Great Lakes Collaborative, Belleville: $100,000. Missouri. Columbia Public Schools, Columbia: $73,539. Mississippi. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, Philadelphia: $134,645. New York. State University of New York, Research Foundation, Albany: $64,009. Oregon. Columbia Education Center, Portland: $83,738. Texas. Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, Austin: $152,458.

From Corporate Sources

Central Carolina Bank P.O. Box 931 Durham, N.C. 27702

School improvement. To support reform efforts in the Durham, N.C., public schools, including model-school development, dropout-prevention strategies, and staff training for Total Quality Management: $100,000 to the Durham Public Education Network, Durham, N.C.

Aetna Life and Casualty Foundation Inc. 151 Farmington Ave. Hartford, Conn. 06156

At-risk students. To support a program that reaches out to youths who are at risk of dropping out of school and focuses on the economic benefits of staying in school: $7,500 to Junior Achievement of the Bay Inc., South San Francisco, Calif.

Childhood immunization. For a project to insure that children receive immunizations on time: $5,000 to the American Medical Student Association Foundation, Reston, Va.

Childhood immunization. To support an immunization program that focuses on education, outreach, and tracking preschool-age children: $17,500 to the United Way of Central New York Inc., Syracuse, N.Y.

Childhood immunization. To provide physical examinations and immunizations to low-income, at-risk students entering kindergarten: $15,000 to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools, Charlotte, N.C.

Childhood immunization. To support a walk-in immunization clinic in a housing development: $8,000 to the Medical Center of Central Massachusetts, Worcester, Mass.

Childhood immunization. For staffing support of an immunization program for clients of the Women, Infants, and Children program: $7,000 to the Franklin Medical Center, Greenfield, Mass.

Children and families. To enable state and district nurses' associations to undertake innovative immunization projects serving hard-to-reach inner-city children and their families: $50,000 to the American Nurses Foundation, Washington, D.C.

Children's health. To support a pediatric-outreach program: $4,000 to the Anthony L. Jordan Health Corporation, Rochester, N.Y.

Children's health. To support technical assistance to communities across the country that are seeking ways to meet the health-care needs of disadvantaged children: $50,000 to the Children's Health Fund, New York City.

Children's health. To plan and promote health services for medically underserved children: $35,000 to the Connecticut Association for Human Services, Hartford, Conn.

Disadvantaged students. To support an academic-enrichment program that serves minority and disadvantaged middle school students: $212,500 to Saturday Academy, Los Angeles, Calif.; Middletown, Conn.; Washington, D.C.; Atlanta, Ga.; Charlotte, N.C.; and Milwaukee, Wis.

Diversity. For an initiative to increase the diversity of boards and staff members of Outward Bound and to increase its effectiveness in working with a diverse range of students: $25,000 to Outward Bound U.S.A., Garrison, N.Y.

Higher education. For a program that prepares 150 high school juniors and seniors for success in college: $25,000 to the Hartford Consortium for Higher Education, Hartford, Conn.

Higher education. To support for program to prepare students for higher education: $2,500 to the Fayetteville-Manlius ABC Program Inc., Manlius, N.Y.

Minority access. To support an on-campus program for minority high school students: $10,000 to Bridges to the Future, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa.

Summer enrichment. To support a five-week summer-enrichment commuter program for minority students leaving grades 7-9: $5,000 to University of New Haven, West Haven, Conn.

Youth services. To support a youth-employment and -mentoring program: $5,500 to the United Church of Christ, Cleveland, Ohio.

Youth services. To support an academic-challenge program for junior high school girls: $5,000 to the Step Forward Program, College of Our Lady of Elms, Chicopee, Mass.

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

At-risk students. For a water-monitoring project involving predominantly at-risk students in grades 9-12 as part of the biology and chemistry curriculum: $5,000 to Baldwin High School, Milledgeville, Ga.

Mathematics. For a pilot algebra program in which students will use graphing calculators to increase their problem-solving skills: $1,320 to Granby High School, Norfolk, Va.

Science. For hands-on classroom materials for 7th and 8th graders studying general science: $4,910 to Our Lady of Perpetual Help School, Highlands, N.J.

From Private Sources

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

At-risk students. For dissemination of her book Full-Service Schools and writing on adolescents at risk: $95,000 Joy G. Dryfoos, Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y.

Child advocacy. To support research projects on violence prevention, health, and child care: $700,000 (over three years) to the Children's Defense Fund, Washington, D.C.

Child care. For a survey of local child-care resource and referral agencies: $250,000 to the National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, Washington, D.C.

Child care. For research and writing by Moncrieff Cochran on U.S. child-care and family-support policy in a global context: $12,000 to Cornell University, Ithaca, N.Y.

Child health. For a feasibility study for improving the health status of families and children in New York City: $22,000 to Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York City.

Child health. To improve publications capacity: $25,000 to the National Center for Clinical Infant Programs, Arlington, Va.

Community schools. For information and technical assistance on developing community schools: $376,000 (over two years) to the Children's Aid Society, New York City.

Community service. For a technical-assistance meeting on school-based community-service programs: $25,000 to the Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, D.C.

Curriculum. For the support of a curriculum on children and society: $157,000 (over three years) to the Center for the Study of Families, Children, and Youth, Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.

Disadvantaged students. For planning a comprehensive service program for disadvantaged adolescent males: $25,000 to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, New York City.

Early-childhood education. To support research and development of an effective instructional program for disadvantaged children: $525,000 to Center for Research on Effective Schooling for Disadvantaged Children, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.

Early-childhood education. To support development of a comprehensive model of school reform and services for families of children from birth to age 12 in four cities: $350,000 (over two years) to the Bush Center in Child Development and Social Policy, Yale University, New Haven, Conn.

Education litigation. For a program of education litigation and advocacy: $250,000 to the N.A.A.C.P. Special Contribution Fund, Baltimore, Md.

Educational materials. For planning educational materials with the Smithsonian Institution for its "Ocean Planet" exhibit: $25,000 to the Joint Oceanographic Institutions, Washington, D.C.

Educational materials. For educational materials for a television series on women scientists: $25,000 to the WGBH Education Foundation, Boston, Mass.

Education reform. For the study of the implementation of educational reforms under the Carnegie Corporation's Middle Grade School State Policy Initiative: $365,000 to the Department of Education, University of California at Los Angeles.

Health policy. For a national child- and family-health-policy consortium: $25,000 to the University of California at Los Angeles.

Science. To support the pilot phase of a science television series for children: $25,000 to Neon Inc., New York City.

Science education. For a qualitative evaluation of the Equity 2000 program: $500,000 to the College Board, New York City.

Science education. To strengthen science education in New York City: $25,000 to Rockefeller University, New York City.

Science education. For a forum on precollegiate science-education reform: $25,000 to Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, Research Triangle Park, N.C.

Youth issues. To support evaluations of voluntary youth-serving organizations: $625,000 to Public/Private Ventures, Philadelphia, Pa.

Youth violence. For a conference on gun violence: $25,000 to the American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education, Washington, D.C.

Youth violence. For a meeting on guns as a health risk to children and adolescents: $25,000 to Emory University, Atlanta, Ga.

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

The fund fund has awarded $8.3 million in grants to revitalize public elementary and middle school libraries in seven U.S. cities. The grantees, listed below by state, will each receive $1.2 million:

Connecticut. New Haven Public Education Foundation, New Haven. Georgia. APPLES Corps Inc., Atlanta. Kentucky. Forward in the Fifth, Berea. North Carolina. Wake Education Partnership, Raleigh. Pennsylvania. Mon Valley Education Consortium, McKeesport; PATHS/PRISM: The Philadelphia Partnership for Education, Philadelphia. Tennessee. Metropolitan Nashville Public Education Foundation, Nashville.

Faye McBeath Foundation 1020 North Broadway Milwaukee, Wis. 53202

Nursery program. To support a broad range of respite-care services for families served by the La Causa crisis-nursery program: $20,000 to La Causa Inc., Milwaukee, Wis.

Social policy. To support a national demonstration project designed to change federal and state welfare and poverty policy: $25,000 to the New Hope Project, Milwaukee, Wis.

Youth services. To support a youth-services program aimed at developing leadership qualities in young people: $20,000 to the Y.W.C.A. of Greater Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wis.

Vol. 14, Issue 14

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