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From Corporate Sources

Digital Equipment Corporation 111 Powder Mill Rd. Maynard, Mass. 01754-2571

The Digital Equipment Corporation recently granted a total of $33,500 in cash grants for its K-12 Education Grant Program, which aims to promote academic excellence and enhance core competencies of students in 14 communities in the New England area. The recipients are listed below by state:

Maine. Gilbert School, Augusta: $2,500. Massachusetts. Acton/Boxborough Regional High School, Acton/Boxborough: $1,650; C.T. Douglas Elementary School, Acton: $1,950; Sanborn Elementary School, Andover: $750; West Elementary School, Andover: $2,125; Nashoba Regional High School, Bolton/Lancaster/Stow: $2,196; Lancaster Middle School, Lancaster: $2,000; Cox Street Elementary School, Hudson: $2,290; Littleton Junior/Senior High School, Littleton: $2,000; Francis J. Kane Elementary School, Marlborough: $2,125; Hildreth Elementary School, Marlborough: $2,000; Richer Elementary School, Marlborough: $1,500; Green Meadow Elementary School, Maynard: $2,000; Walter J. Paton Elementary School, Shrewsbury: $2,200.

New Hampshire. Bicentennial Elementary School, Nashua: $1,013; Broad Street School, Nashua: $700; Fairgrounds Junior High School, Nashua: $875; Nashua Senior High School, Nashua: $2,125; Dr. Lewis F. Soule Elementary School, Salem: $1,500.

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

Career education. To provide 40 students, grades 8-9, with the opportunity to explore career and real-world applications of study in the fields of science, mathematics, and technology: $10,000 to Communities in Schools, Dallas, Tex.

Mathematics. To expand the math curriculum for 40 students, grades 7-12, by using technological hands-on materials: $10,255 to Young Public School, Young, Ariz.

Mathematics. To afford 630 9th to 12th graders the opportunity to use graphing calculators in representing and solving math problems: $6,725 to the Russell County Public Schools, Lebanon, Va.

Mathematics. To enable Algebra I students to use graphics in exploring mathematical ideas and participating in hands-on activities: $1,600 to the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District, Houston, Tex.

Mathematics. To enable 2,000 high school students to participate in problem-solving exercises through the use of graphing calculators: $1,600 to Irvine High School, Irvine, Calif.

Mathematics. To introduce 30 female seniors with limited math skills to the study of physics: $8,835 to Maria High School, Chicago, Ill.

Mathematics and science. To award "Toshiba Science Grants" to teams of New York City middle school science and math teachers: $14,400 to the Fund for New York City Public Education, New York City.

Mathematics and science. To enable 35 9th graders to participate in a new curriculum that integrates math, science, and technology: $8,850 to the Gilbert School, Winsted, Conn.

Mathematics and science. To introduce 80 students in grades 11-12 to a course that integrates science and math by incorporating the use of technology: $10,540 to Old Orchard Beach High School, Old Orchard Beach, Me.

Mathematics and science. To enable 450 10th graders to learn the connection between math and science by participating in a calculator-based laboratory to analyze science data: $7,650 to Atascadero High School, Atascadero, Calif.

Physics. To introduce 430 10th to 12th graders to the use of graphing calculators in physics classes: $1,985 to Trinity Catholic High School, Stamford, Conn.

Physical science. To improve the learning of physical science for at least 725 middle school students through their use of Lego Dacta materials: $4,840 to Amherst Central School District, Amherst, N.Y.

Science. To enable 100 9th and 12th graders to use simple hands-on material to perform classroom demonstrations and do group problem-solving activities: $3,860 to St. Joseph High School, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Science. To allow 200 8th graders to use hands-on materials and interactive software to improve their understanding of life, earth, and physical sciences: $4,965 to East Hoke Middle School, Raeford, N.C.

Science. For the Windows on Science Project in which 60 7th and 8th graders will use hands-on activities, interactive videodisks, and computer programs to gain a better understanding of earth and life sciences: $5,000 to St. James School, Ventnor, N.J.

Science. To enable 100 girls in grades 7-8 to participate in Operation SMART, an active approach to learning science, math, and relevant technology: $10,000 to Girls Inc., New York City.

Science. To help more than 150 high school students better understand the relationship between academic concepts and real-world situations: $10,000 to the York County School Division, Yorktown, Va.

Science. To improve laboratory experiences for 650 girls in grades 9-12: $9,310 to Immaculate Heart Academy, Washington Township, N.J.

Science. To enrich curriculum for over 700 at-risk youths through the exploration of life, earth, and physical sciences using hands-on materials: $19,878 to Soledad Enrichment Action, Los Angeles, Calif.

Science. To engage 90 middle school students in real-world science by giving them the opportunity to improve their understanding of physical-science concepts through a partnership between their school and the Computer Clubhouse, a model learning environment: $11,800 to John W. McCormack Middle School, Dorchester, Mass.

From Private Sources

James Irvine Foundation 1 Market Plaza, Spear Tower, Suite 1715 San Francisco, Calif. 94105

Child policy. Toward core support: $150,000 to Children Now, Oakland, Calif.

Family support. To complete planning and begin implementation of the Healthy Community Project: $40,000 to the Y.M.C.A. of Santa Clara Valley, San Jose, Calif.

Youth development. For a media-training program: $100,000 to Youth Radio, Berkeley, Calif.

Youth development. For organizational strengthening and capacity-building to expand a youth newspaper: $100,000 to the Bay Institute, San Francisco, Calif.

Edna McConnell Clark Foundation 250 Park Ave. New York, N.Y. 10177-0026

Child protection. To provide support: $146,000 (over two years) to the Missouri Department of Social Services, Jefferson City, Mo.

Child protection. To work with child-protective-service representatives from urban areas to develop and test tools that will help workers address the specific needs of families: $295,000 (over two years) to the Child Welfare League of America Inc., Washington, D.C.

Family preservation. To allow work with advocacy groups, state agencies, and individual families to increase the participation of the mental-health-community in state planning processes: $125,000 (over two years) to the Judge David L. Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, Washington, D.C.

Family preservation. To host a forum to provide tools to better assist states in using funds for innovative systemic reform: $15,000 to the National Association of State-Based Child Advocacy Organizations, Washington, D.C.

Family preservation. To provide advocates with regular updates on federal, state, and local activities related to family preservation and support, and to facilitate an exchange of information among advocates working with states to reform their such systems: $55,000 to the National Association of State-Based Child Advocacy Organizations, Washington, D.C.

Juvenile justice. To identify model projects and promote the development of a delinquency-prevention program and conduct other activities supporting juvenile-justice reform in California: $75,000 (over three years) to Commonweal, Bolinas, Calif.

Social policy. To organize a conference to examine selected issues in family preservation and focus on the elements of a reformed system for protecting children: $120,000 to the Center for the Study of Social Policy, Washington, D.C.

Student achievement. To organize the council's annual meeting, a conference for educators interested in middle school reform: $89,000 to the Southern Regional Council Inc., Atlanta, Ga.

Student achievement. For continued support of collaboration that identifies changes school systems could make to support higher levels of learning and methods of applying school and student data to assess student achievement: $52,000 to the Academy for Educational Development Inc., Washington, D.C.

Student achievement. To investigate the benefits of a consortium of administrators in urban school systems responsible for improving and reforming education in the middle grades: $30,000 to the Academy for Educational Development Inc., Washington, D.C.

Welfare. To conduct a comprehensive study of American attitudes toward welfare and poverty: $50,000 to the Public Agenda Foundation Inc., New York, N.Y.

Milwaukee Foundation 1020 North Broadway Milwaukee, Wis. 53202

Children and families. For financing the Healthy Families Program for first-time parents: $10,000 to Catholic Social Services, Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Wis.

Children with disabilities. To train child day care workers to better meet the needs of disabled children: $10,000 to the United Cerebral Palsy of Southeastern Wisconsin.

Education in Wisconsin. For an education data book that will present an analysis of K-12 education in Wisconsin: $7,000 to the Wisconsin Council on Children and Families, Milwaukee, Wis.

Music. For project that provides musical experience and opportunities for middle and high school students: $8,000 to the Milwaukee (Wis.) Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Music. For an outreach program to musically talented low-income children: $8,000 to the String Academy of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Theater. For the Community Education Program, which includes a summer program in which young people are responsible for carrying out a theatrical production from conception to performance: $15,000 to the Milwaukee (Wis.) Repertory Theater.

Youth activities. To develop a program for 11- to 13-year olds that involves them in planning and assessing the program's activities: $15,000 to the Children's Outing Association, Milwaukee, Wis.

Youth services. For a survey on the attitudes and opinions of 35,000 youths in public schools and residential treatment centers: $7,000 to the Planning Council of Health and Human Services, Milwaukee, Wis.

Pew Charitable Trusts 2005 Market St., Suite 1700 Philadelphia, Pa. 191903-7017

Child care. To analyze current Transitional Child Care in three states and assist the states in refining the program: $351,500 to Child Care Action Campaign, New York City.

Children at risk. To develop policy reports on the impact of substance abuse on pregnant women: $500,000 to the Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, New York City.

Children at risk. To plan and implement a project to monitor access to health care in the planned Medicaid managed-care program serving Pennsylvania's low-income children.: $475,000 (over two years) to the Juvenile Law Center, Philadelphia, Pa.

Children's health. To prepare and disseminate a technical manual on Medicaid managed care and children's health: $215,000 (over two years) to the National Association of State-Based Child Advocacy Organizations, Washington, D.C.

Education development. In support of the Teaching Firm Project, a study of teaching and learning practices in high-performance companies (partial matching grant): $800,000 to the Education Development Center Inc., Newton, Mass.

Education improvement. In support of a study of the policies and conditions necessary for teacher professional development (matching grant): $150,000 to the National Foundation for the Improvement of Education, Washington, D.C.

Mathematics and science. To identify and disseminate innovative examples of math used in the workplace: $200,000 to the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.

Policy research. To identify policy options for improving states' use of existing financing for children's services: $60,000 to the National Governors' Association Center for Policy Research.

Research. To study alternative dissemination strategies: $400,000 to Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md.

Teacher education. To foster standards-based reform of teacher education: $400,000 to the National Council for Teacher Education, Washington, D.C.

Vol. 14, Issue 34

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