From Corporate Sources
American Plastics Council
1275 K St. N.W., Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20005
Science teachers. To keep middle-level science teachers informed of the latest classroom technology: $10,000 to the National Middle Level Science Teachers Association, St. Louis, Mo.
International Business Machines Corp.
Armonk, N.Y. 10504
School-to-work. To enable students to learn at their own pace using computer-based instruction: $122,000 to Jobs for Youth, Boston, Mass.
The Prudential Foundation
751 Broad St.
Newark, N.J. 07102
Education improvement. To strengthen the quality of education in the Newark Public Schools: $1 million to the Newark Fund for Excellence in Public Education, Newark, N.J.
Violence prevention. To implement a comprehensive school-based violence-prevention program in five schools: $400,000 (over three years) to the Atlanta (Ga.) Public Schools.
Violence prevention. To implement a comprehensive school-based violence-prevention program in five Atlanta public schools: $14,500 to 100 Black Men of Atlanta (Ga.).
Toshiba America Foundation
1251 Ave. of the Americas
New York, N.Y. 10020
Interactive classrooms. To provide 16,200 middle and high school students with the opportunity to explore scientific phenomena: $20,350 to the Exploratorium, San Francisco, Calif.
Mathematics and science. To enhance science and math education for 500 high school students: $7,500 to Federal Hocking High School, Stewart, Ohio.
Mathematics and science. To enhance learning opportunities in math and science for 60 seriously and educationally handicapped boys, ages 10-18: $7,400 to the Emily Griffith Center, Castle Rock, Colo.
Mathematics, science, and technology. To encourage 7th- and 8th-grade girls to pursue math, science, and technology in a "Global Lab Project": $6,950 to Jack C. Jordan Middle School, San Antonio, Texas.
Mathematics, science, and technology. To facilitate student learning for 50 middle school students by integrating math, science, and technology: $10,000 to Communities in Schools, Dallas, Texas.
Science. To help improve science education for 575 students in grades 10-12: $9,650 to the Mitchell School District #17-2, Mitchell, S.D.
Science. To teach 525 7th graders marine biology, coastal ecology, and science technology: $8,950 to the Aquarium for Wildlife Conservation, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Science. To allow 300 students to investigate the ethical, legal, and social issues related to molecular biology: $15,000 to the San Francisco (Calif.) Unified School District.
Science. To help 150 high school students learn science concepts by engaging them in hands-on visualization: $10,980 to Butte (Mont.) Central High School.
Science. To introduce 250 junior and senior students to physical science: $10,280 to Cypress Creek High School, Houston, Texas.
Science. To improve life- and physical-science courses for 320 high school students by integrating two multimedia laserdisc libraries into the curriculum: $5,180 to Shoreham-Wading River High School, Shoreham, N.Y.
Science. To enrich the science curriculum for 70 8th graders by integrating earth, life, and physical science: $4,900 to Clio School, Clio, S.C.
Science. To provide equipment to improve anatomy and physiology classes for students in grades 9-12: $2,800 to St. Joseph High School, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Science. To provide 130 junior and seniors with the opportunity to examine and manipulate real data from a natural environment: $3,950 to the Dalton School, New York City.
Science. To enable 48 regional teams to participate in the Exploravision Awards program: $50,000 to the National Science Teachers Association, Arlington, Va.
Science and mathematics. To help strengthen science and math curricula for 150 middle school students: $3,300 to Southern Cal Middle School, Lohrville, Iowa.
Science and technology. To help science and technology high school students relate classroom activities to real-life situations: $7,260 to the South Burlington (Vt.) School District.
Technology. To help create a technology-based interactive learning environment for 498 high school students: $7,060 to the Hardin (Texas) Independent School District.
From Private Sources
Carnegie Corporation of New York
437 Madison Ave.
New York, N.Y. 10022
Child care. Toward media strategies to improve child-care quality: $250,000 to the Child Care Action Campaign, New York City.
Children and families. Toward support of the Board on Children, Youth, and Families: $700,000 (over two years) to the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.
Children and the media. For the dissemination of a book, Abandoned in the Wasteland: Children, Television, and the First Amendment: $10,000 to the Carnegie Corporation of New York, New York City.
Children and the media. Toward conferences on children and the media: $125,000 to Children Now, New York City.
Children's rights. Toward advocacy on behalf of abused children and mediation efforts to prevent violence among children and youths: $100,000 to Lawyers for Children, Hartford, Conn.
Educational collaboration. Toward a project on collaborations between schools and youth-serving organizations: $100,000 to the Academy for Educational Development Inc., Washington, D.C.
Families and work. Toward a public education campaign on meeting the needs of young children, conducted in collaboration with the Reiner Foundation: $105,000 to the Families and Work Institute, New York City.
Higher education. Toward college and university collaborations with schools: $300,000 (over two years) to the American Association for Higher Education, Washington, D.C.
Inclusive education. Toward an evaluation of an initiative to integrate general and special education in the early elementary grades: $200,000 to the Fund for New York City Public Education, New York City.
Middle school. For a project to disseminate effective teaching for heterogeneous middle-grades classes: $300,000 (over two years) to Stanford University, Stanford, Calif.
Minority education. Toward support: $600,000 to the Quality Education for Minorities Network, Washington, D.C.
Professional development. Toward a program to strengthen the role of national unions in teachers' professional development: $300,000 (over three years) to the National Foundation for the Improvement of Education, Washington, D.C.
Research. Toward a project to examine linkages between teen pregnancy and child sexual abuse: $124,000 to the American Bar Association for Justice and Education, Washington, D.C.
Youth development. For a research project on adolescent development: $260,000 to the Center for Advanced Study in Behavioral Science, Stanford, Calif.
The Carnegie Corporation has also awarded 13 grants (over the next two years) toward planning and implementing activities to meet the needs of young children under its Starting Points and City Grants Initiative. The recipients and grant amounts are:
Baltimore City Healthy Start, Baltimore, Md.: $300,000.
Trustees of Health and Hospitals of the City of Boston, Boston, Mass.: $225,000.
Colorado Children's Campaign, Denver: $300,000
Florida State University Research Foundation, Tallahassee: $300,000
Georgia Department of Human Resources, Atlanta: $300,000
Hawaii Medical Association, Honolulu: $300,000. North Carolina Partnership for Children, Raleigh: $225,000
Ohio Department of Health, Columbus: $225,000
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa.: $300,000
Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Providence: $150,000
San Francisco Foundation, San Francisco, Calif.: $150,000
Vermont Community Foundation, Waterbury: $225,000
Governor's Cabinet on Children and Families (West Virginia), Charleston: $225,000.
Edna McConnell Clark Foundation
250 Park Ave.
New York, N.Y. 10177
Child protection. For a pilot program that provides "dual track" response to reports of child abuse and neglect: $125,000 to the Sigel Community Education Center Inc., St. Louis, Mo.
Child protection. To lead a national study group to design safety strategies that can be used in community systems of child protection: $209,000 to the University of South Carolina, Columbia.
Child protection. To research community systems of child protection: $71,000 to the Regents of the University of Colorado, Denver.
Children and families. To support the "Caring Communities" program in schools that provide a range of services: $25,000 to the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, Kansas City, Mo.
Education improvement. To organize a coalition of parents, community-based organizations, and other neighborhood stakeholders to work with local and city school boards and the state education department to improve the quality of education in neighborhood schools: $90,000 to Mothers on the Move Inc., New York City.
Education writers. To examine reform efforts in certain school districts: $270,000 to the Education Writer's Association, Washington, D.C.
School-based centers. To support school-based centers that provide a range of health, employment, financial, child-protection, and other services to families: $140,000 to the Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville, Ky.
Student achievement. To develop uniform achievement standards for middle school students: $400,000 to the Chattanooga (Tenn.) Public Schools.
Student achievement. To help parents of middle school students actively support, monitor, and advocate for their children's improved education: $388,000 (over two years) to the Prichard Committee on Academic Excellence Inc., Lexington, Ky.
The foundation has also awarded five school systems grants of $2 million each for the next two years to begin implementing plans to enable their students to meet high academic standards in math, science, language arts, and social studies by the end of the 8th grade. The districts are:
San Diego Unified School District, San Diego, Calif.; Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville, Ky.; Long Beach Unified School District, Long Beach, Calif.; Corpus Christi Independent School District, Corpus Christi, Texas; Special School District #1/Minneapolis Public Schools, Minneapolis, Minn.
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
One Biscayne Tower, Suite 3800
2 South Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, Fla. 33131-1803
Curriculum. To continue the development and assessment of an interdisciplinary curriculum with focus on recent national standards: $100,000 to the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.
Curriculum. To implement the Knowledge Network, a project utilizing the Internet to make curriculum-development projects accessible to colleges and universities nationwide: $50,000 to the Association of American Colleges and Universities, Washington, D.C.
Distance learning. For equipment and faculty training to provide course offerings to rural high schools through a distance-learning network: $100,000 to Presentation College, Aberdeen, S.D.
Education reform. For an endowment to support education reform in the multiple school districts of Summit County, Ohio: $1 million (over three years) to the Summit Education Partnership Foundation, Akron, Ohio.
Education reform. For Challenge 2000, to provide financial support, technology, and corporate loaned personnel to selected school-reform projects: $1 million (over three years) to the Foundation for Joint Ventures: Silicon Valley Network, San Jose, Calif.
Education reform. To address priorities of the Children Achieving reform agenda for the Philadelphia school district: $1 million to the Greater Philadelphia (Pa.) First Foundation.
Education reform. To document, institutionalize, and replicate the Taking Stock/Making Change decisionmaking process for site-based education reform: $100,000 to the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
Global education. To establish a network of former Peace Corps volunteers who are now teaching, to promote global perspectives in American classrooms: $225,000 (over three years) to the National Peace Corps Association, Washington, D.C.
Professional development. For continuation and expansion of a program for professional development of public school teachers: $300,000 (over three years) to the National Faculty, Atlanta, Ga.
Research. For "Education and the Public Schools: The Student's View," one in a series of opinion-research reports: $25,000 to Public Agenda, New York City.
School-to-work. To develop a school-to-work initiative: $55,000 to the Coastal Educational Foundation, Conway, S.C.
School-to-work. For a public-awareness campaign on behalf of Work in the 21st Century: $20,000 to the Detroit (Mich.) Educational Television Foundation.
Schools and the community. To institutionalize the "schools as a center of the community" process, coordinating school-site delivery of social services and health care for children and their families: $100,000 to Columbia College, Columbia, S.C.
Science. To institutionalize and disseminate the Science Outreach Program, which provides professional-development opportunities to teachers and curriculum enrichment in the sciences: $100,000 to Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pa.
Special projects. To support special projects: $16,000 to the Alleghany County Schools, Sparta, N.C.
Sports. To conduct a summer leadership camp for high school athletes: $20,000 to the Miami Area Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Coral Gables, Fla.
Student achievement. To examine more closely the impact of Project TEAMS on student achievement: $150,000 to Florida State University, Tallahassee.
Teacher training. For the Reach for the Future Project, to continue the development of a cadre of teachers committed to new teaching methods for middle school students: $100,000 to Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass.
Teacher training. To support the teacher training component of Project READS: $50,000 to the Allen County Local Education Fund, Fort Wayne, Ind.
Technology. To support a new venture to acquire and refurbish outmoded computers from corporations for resale to schools at affordable prices: $50,000 to Per Scholas, Bronx, N.Y.
Youths. For a capital campaign to expand and upgrade facilities for services to troubled youths and their families: $30,000 to St. James Home of Duluth Youths (Minn.).
For a pilot Youth Development and Resource Center to serve the academic and social-development needs of young adolescents after school: $105,000 (over two years) to the Long Beach (Calif.) Community Partnership.
Vol. 15, Issue 31