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Winners have been named for the 1995 national Community Solutions for Education awards, sponsored by the Coalition on Educational Initiatives. The awards program designed by the coalition, a board of several organizations, identifies and recognizes outstanding grassroots programs that improve learning opportunities for young people through comprehensive community involvement. The winners were chosen from 250 entries nationwide. They are:

Community Newspaper Project, Birchwood, Wis.; Family Learning Centers, Harlingen, Tex.; Internet at Madison Middle School 2000, Madison, Wis.; KIDZBIZ, Chula Vista, Calif.; Lamar County Coalition of Education, Business, and Industry, Paris, Tex.; Project Renaissance, Xenia, Ohio; Student Assistance Center, East Hartford, Conn.


The following schools have been honored by the Safe and Drug-Free Schools Recognition Program. The U.S. Education Department established the program to honor schools that have made outstanding progress toward meeting the national education goal of having schools free of drugs and violence and offering a disciplined environment conducive to learning by the year 2000. The winners are listed by state:

Arizona. Richard E. Miller Elementary School, Phoenix; Royal Palm Middle School, Phoenix. California. Gateway and Enterprise High School, Clovis; Gettysburg Elementary School, Clovis; Savannah School, Rosemead; Temperance Kutner Elementary School, Fresno; Walnut Elementary School, Newbury Park. District of Columbia. Caroline Wilder Harris Elementary School, Washington; Charles Hurt Junior High School, Washington; John C. Nalle Elementary School, Washington.

Florida. Alimacani Elementary School, Jacksonville; Arlington Heights Elementary School, Jacksonville; Colbert Elementary School, Hollywood; Dixieland Elementary School, Lakeland; Durrance Elementary School, Orlando; Gibbons Street Elementary School, Bartow; Highland City Elementary School, Highland City; John G. Riley Elementary School, Tallahassee; Largo High School, Largo; Mayport Middle School, Atlantic Beach; Walter Caldwell Elementary School, Auburndale. Georgia. Continental Colony Elementary School, Atlanta; Hillcrest Elementary School, Dublin; Hooper Alexander Elementary School, Decatur; Snapfinger Elementary School, Decatur.

Hawaii. Kaneohe Elementary School, Kaneohe. Illinois. Lake in the Hills School, Lake in the Hills; Pleasant Hill Elementary School, Springfield. Indiana. Clay Junior High School, Carmel; Douglas MacArthur Elementary School, Indianapolis; RISE Learning Center, Indianapolis; Westchester Middle School, Chesterton. Kentucky. Fulton County Elementary School, Hickman. Louisiana. Fairview High School, Grant; Rayne High School, Rayne; Teche Elementary School, Breaux Bridge.

Maryland. Vienna Elementary School, Vienna. Massachusetts. Robert F. Ford Elementary School, Lynn; Roosevelt Junior High School, New Bedford.

Michigan. Garfield Elementary School, Livonia; Lincoln Elementary School, Warren. Mississippi. Anniston Avenue Elementary School, Gulfport; East Ward Elementary School, Gulfport; Pass Road Elementary School, Gulfport. Missouri. Hamilton Elementary School, Hamilton; Jeffries Elementary School, Springfield; Lee's Summit High School, Lee's Summit; Merrill J. Rogers Middle School, St. Louis; Walbridge Community Education Center, St. Louis. New Hampshire. Thornton Central School, Campton.

New Mexico. Alamo Navajo Community School, Magdelena. New York. Galway Junior-Senior High School, Galway; Joseph Henry Elementary, Galway; Joseph Pulitzer I.S. 145, Jackson Heights; Leonardo DaVinci School I.S. 61, Corona; Phoenicia Elementary School, Phoenicia; Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School, Binghamton; Watervliet Elementary School School, Watervliet. North Carolina. Tryon Hills Elementary School, Charlotte. Ohio. James A. Garfield Elementary School,Mentor.

Oklahoma. Central Mid-High School, Norman; John F. Kennedy Elementary School, Norman; Longfellow Junior High School, Enid; Whitebead School, Pauls Valley. Pennsylvania. Bishop O'Reilly High School, Kingston; Delaware Valley High School, Milford; Drexel Hill Middle School, Drexel Hill; Herbert Hoover Elementary School, Langhorne; Highlands High School, Natrona Heights; Johnstowne Middle School, Johnstowne; Solanco High School, Quarryville. Rhode Island. East Greenwich High School, East Greenwich; George R. Hanford School, East Greenwich.

Texas. Copperas Cove Junior High School, Copperas Cove; Crespo Elementary Magnet Fine Arts Academy, Houston; Dueitt Middle School, Spring; E.B. Reyna Elementary School, La Joya; Ehrhardt Elementary School, Klein; Georgetown High School, Georgetown; Hardin Intermediate School, Duncanville; Joan Link Elementary School, Houston; Mayde Creek High School, Houston; Mesita Elementary School, El Paso; Sanford-Fritch Elementary School, Fritch; Strack Intermediate School, Klein; T.F. Hughston Elementary School, Plano; Tidwell Elementary School, Houston; Tomball Intermediate School, Tomball; Vidor Middle School, Vidor.

Utah. Orem Junior High School, Orem. West Virginia. Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School, Buckhannon; Wiley Ford Primary School, Wiley Ford. Wisconsin. Clarke Street School, Milwaukee; Hawley Environmental Education School, Milwaukee.


The following organizations have been recognized with the National Parents' Day Award by the National Parents' Day Foundation. The organization, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., works with other family/parent groups in their efforts to encourage strong and loving parents. The winners are:

Best Friends Foundation, Washington, D.C.; Center for the Improvement of Child Caring, Studio City, Calif.; Focus on the Family, Colorado Springs, Colo.; The Mother's Network, New York City; National Center for Family Literacy, Louisville, Ky.; National Institute for Responsible Fatherhood and Family Development, Cleveland, Ohio; Stepfamily Foundation Inc., New York City.


The following teachers have been chosen as 1995 inductees for the Teachers Hall of Fame in Emporia, Kan.:

Judy Haller, Greene Military Academy, Dayton, Ohio; Michael B. Kaiser, Pine View Elementary School, New Albany, Ind.; Thomas J. Porton; James Monroe High School, Bronx, N.Y.; Michael Terrell, Jefferson County Public School System, Louisville, Ky.; Marjorie E. West, Glennon Heights Elementary School, Lakewood, Colo.


The following schools were recognized by the U.S. Education Department's 11th annual Title I National Recognition Program for significantly improving students' academic achievement, attendance, and discipline. The winners are listed by state:

Arizona. Cordova School, Phoenix. California. Hoover High School, San Diego; Emerson/Bandini Elementary School, San Diego; Chapman Elementary School, Chico; Bryte Elementary School, Sacramento; Alyce Norman School, West Sacramento; Burbank Elementary School, Santa Rosa; John F. Kennedy Elementary School, San Diego; Ira Harbison Elementary School; National City; Tamarisk Elementary School; Palmdale. Colorado. Lincoln Elementary School, Lamar.

Florida. Greensboro Elementary School, Quincy; Woodland Acres Elementary School, Jacksonville. Georgia. Eugenia Hamilton Elementary School, Macon. Hawaii. Washington Intermediate School, Honolulu. Indiana. Edgar H. Evans Academy, Indianapolis; Theodore Potter School #74, Indianapolis. Kansas. Horace Mann Foreign Language Magnet School, Wichita; Lincoln Elementary School, Wichita; Washington Elementary School, Junction City. Louisiana. Collington Elementary School, Bastrop. Massachusetts. Samuel W. Mason Elementary School, Boston. Michigan. McLaughlin School, Muskegon.

Missouri. Airport Accelerated School, Florissant; J.S. Chick Elementary School, Kansas City; Weaver Elementary School, Springfield; Williamson-Kennedy School, Poplar Bluff. New Mexico. Roosevelt Elementary School, Bernalillo. New York. Clara Barton Community School #50, Bronx; Harry Stewart Sr. School, Jackson Heights; Makowski Early Childhood Center #90, Buffalo; Public School #139, Brooklyn. North Carolina. Lillian Black School, Fayetteville. Ohio. Buckeye-Woodland Elementary School, Cleveland; Corlett Primary Achievement School, Cleveland; John W. Raper School, Cleveland; Paul L. Dunbar Elementary School, Cleveland.

Pennsylvania. Chester Arthur School, Philadelphia; Sheridan Elementary School, Philadelphia. Rhode Island. Fairmont Primary School, Woonsocket. South Carolina. Mary Ford Elementary School, Charleston; Sampit Elementary School, Georgetown. South Dakota. South Elementary School, Mission. Tennessee. Kirkpatrick Elementary School, Nashville. Texas. Leo Marcell Elementary School, Mission; Scott Elementary School, Houston; West Avenue Elementary School, San Antonio. Virginia. Bowling Park School, Norfolk; George Mason Elementary School, Richmond. West Virginia. Central Elementary School, Pleasant Point. Wisconsin. Thirty-First Street School, Milwaukee; Garden Homes Elementary School, Milwaukee.

Vol. 14, Issue 41

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