From Private Sources
Carnegie Corporation of New York
437 Madison Ave.
New York, N.Y.
Children and families. Toward support of Transforming America: A Crusade To Leave No Child Behind, a public-education and capacity-building initiative in behalf of children: $700,000 to the Children's Defense Fund, Washington, D.C.
Children and families. Toward planning and implementation activities to meet the needs of young children: $225,000 (over two years) to the Minnesota Department of Children, Families, and Learning, St. Paul.
Environmental education. Toward activities to promote the integration of environmental studies and principles of sustainable development in teacher training programs: $247,000 (over two years) to Second Nature, East Cambridge, Mass.
Health centers. For an evaluation of school-based health centers and toward national technical assistance on school-based health centers: $281,000 to the University of Colorado, Denver, and $119,000 to the University of California, San Francisco.
Hispanic youths. Toward a math and science precollege intervention program for Hispanic youths: $300,000 (over two years) to the ASPIRA Association, Washington, D.C.
Hispanic youths. Toward a policy initiative on the health and well-being of Hispanic youths: $273,000 to the National Coalition of Hispanic Health and Human Services Organizations, Washington, D.C.
Minority education. Toward a program in engineering, science, and math on the elementary level at predominantly minority public schools: $150,000 to the Southeastern Consortium for Minorities in Engineering, Atlanta, Ga.
Professional development. Toward a project to provide standards-based professional development for elementary school science teachers using advanced telecommunications technology: $300,000 (over three years) to the Public Broadcasting Service, Alexandria, Va.
Science. Toward production of a television series about science for elementary school children: $300,000 to Scholastic Productions, New York City.
Teen pregnancy. Toward the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy: $500,000 to the Urban Institute, Washington, D.C.
Charles A. Dana Foundation
745 Fifth Ave., Suite 700
New York, N.Y. 10151
Early childhood. To support a two-day workshop on ways of connecting research in early-brain development to strategies for improving the education of young children: $100,000 to the Education Commission of the States, Denver, Colo.
Parenting. To support a three-year program of development, testing, and refinement of material on brain development to become part of a parenting-education program: $478,300 (over three years) to the Parents as Teachers National Center, St. Louis, Mo.
School choice. To support a one-year project to institutionalize middle school choice for elementary school students in seven community districts: $75,000 to the Center for Educational Innovation at the Manhattan Institute, New York City.
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
4000 Jones Bridge Road
Chevy Chase, Md. 20815-6789
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has awarded nearly $45 million in four-year grants to help 52 colleges and universities strengthen their undergraduate programs in biological sciences. The institutions will use the funds for various purposes, including strengthening their ties with students and science teachers at local schools. The 1996 grant recipients are:
Allegheny College, Meadville, Pa.: $600,000; Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y.: $600,000; Barnard College, New York City: $1.1 million; Bates College, Lewiston, Maine: $600,000; Beloit College, Beloit, Wis.: $1.2 million; Benedictine University, Atchison, Kan.: $600,000; Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pa.: $1 million; Canisius College, Buffalo, N.Y.: $650,000; Carleton College, Northfield, Minn.: $650,000; Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport, La.: $600,000; Colby College, Waterville, Maine: $1 million; Colgate University, Hamilton, N.Y.: $650,000.
College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass.: $1.1 million; Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colo.: $750,000; City University of New York Brooklyn College: $1.2 million; City University of New York Queens College: $600,000; Davidson College, Davidson, N.C.; Earlham College, Richmond, Ind.: $600,000; Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee: $700,000; Hampshire College, Amherst, Mass.: $1.3 million; Haverford College, Haverford, Pa.: $750,000; Hope College, Holland, Mich.: $700,000; Humboldt State University, Arcata, Calif.: $650,000; Kenyon College, Gambier, Ohio: $1.5 million.
Lawrence University, Appleton, Wis.: $800,000; Macalester College, St. Paul, Minn.: $1 million; Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt.: $650,000; Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass.: $900,000; Nebraska Wesleyan University, Lincoln: $1.2 million; Oakland University, Rochester, Mich.: $600,000; Oberlin College, Oberlin, Ohio: $600,000; Occidental College, Los Angeles, Calif.: $800,000; Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio: $650,000; Point Loma Nazarene College, San Diego, Calif.: $750,000; Pomona College, Claremont, Calif.: $900,000; Reed College, Portland, Ore.: $700,000; St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minn.: $1.3 million; Smith College, Northampton, Mass.: $1.6 million.
St. John's College, Annapolis, Md.: $1 million; St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Ind.: $600,000; Spelman College, Atlanta, Ga.: $800,000; Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, Pa.: $1.2 million; Tuskegee University, Tuscaloosa, Ala.: $600,000; University of Texas at San Antonio: $750,000; Villanova University, Villanova, Pa.: $1.6 million; Washington and Jefferson College, Washington, Pa.: $600,000; Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass.: $1.5 million; Wesleyan University, Middletown, Conn.: $750,000; Western Maryland College, Westminster: $700,000; Whitman College, Walla Walla, Wash.: $600,000; Williams College, Williamstown, Mass.: $900,000; Xavier University of Louisiana, New Orleans: $1.6 million.
1 Michigan Ave. E.
Battle Creek, Mich. 49017-4058
Children and families. To increase the safety net available to young and impoverished urban children and families through training and professional development of caregivers and teachers: $5,000 to the Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health, Detroit.
Education development. To help students and staff members gain self-confidence and respect and promote the John F. Kennedy School as an outstanding institution for learning: $17,000 to the Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville, Md.
Theater education. To support a language arts and theater-education program for economically disadvantaged high school students: $10,000 to Urban Gateways, Chicago, Ill.
Youths. To enhance growth and emotional development of black youths through support of arts, leadership, and personal development: $100,000 to Peoples Congregational United Church of Christ, Washington, D.C.
Youths. To share lessons learned from the Michigan Community Foundations Youth Project with diverse audiences nationwide: $145,300 to the Council of Michigan Foundations, Grand Haven.
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
One Biscayne Tower, Suite 3800
2 S. Biscayne Blvd.
Miami, Fla. 33131
The Knight Foundation has awarded grants under its Excellence in Education Initiative to six colleges and universities involved in innovative collaborations with local public schools. The program encourages stronger relationships between colleges and schools aimed at improving education from kindergarten through college. The institutions receiving grants are:
Columbia College, Columbia, S.C.: $100,000 to institutionalize and evaluate schools as a center of the community process. Florida State University, Tallahassee: $150,000 to examine more extensively the impact on student achievement of Project TEAMS (Technology Enhancing Achievement in the Middle Schools), an interactive-learning curriculum. Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pa.: $100,000 to institutionalize and disseminate the Science Outreach Program, which provides professional-development opportunities for teachers and curriculum enrichment in the sciences. Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, Mass.: $100,000 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. University of North Dakota, Grand Forks: $100,000 to continue the development and assessment of an interdisciplinary curriculum with a focus on national standards. University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia: $100,000 to document, institutionalize, and replicate the Taking Stock/Making Change research and decisionmaking process, which helps individual schools determine their role in education reform.
Henry Luce Foundation Inc.
111 W. 50th St.
New York, N.Y. 10020
Mentors. To fund a mentoring program for disadvantaged New York City students who have gained admission to demanding high schools and colleges: $100,000 (over two years) to the Harlem Educational Activities Fund, New York City.
Reading. To support a model preschool literacy program in New York City: $90,000 (over three years) to Reading Is Fundamental Inc., Washington, D.C.
Research. For an interdisciplinary research program on the impact of immigration on New York City's public schools, health-care system, and employment patterns: $300,000 (over three years) to the New School for Social Research, New York City.
Youths. To support a new educational initiative at the club's Learning Centers: $210,000 (over three years) to the Boys' Club of New York, New York City.
Youths. To support the establishment of a YMCA Teen Center program: $50,000 (over two years) to the YMCA of Greater New York, New York City.
Pew Charitable Trusts
2005 Market St., Suite 1700
Philadelphia, Pa. 19103-7017
Assessment. In support of a project to analyze and evaluate alternative strategies by which states and school districts can meet new student-assessment requirements: $300,000 (over two years) to the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.
Education reform. To evaluate progress of standards-based reform in seven Pew Network for Standards-Based Reform school districts: $1.285 million (over four years) to SRI International, Menlo Park, Calif.
Education reform. To support the participation of seven school districts in the Pew Network for Standards-Based Reform: $8.5 million (over four years) to the Education Development Center Inc., Newton, Mass.
Education reform. To provide continued support for a comprehensive evaluation of education reform in Philadelphia, Pa.: $500,000 to the Greater Philadelphia First Foundation.
School-to-work. For the High Schools That Work program, for work with states and an employer consortium: $300,000 (over three years) to the Board of Control for Southern Regional Education, Atlanta, Ga.
School-to-work. In support of a policy project to examine the employer's role in linking school and work: $400,000 (over two years) to the Committee for Economic Development, New York City.
Standards. To facilitate the adoption of new standards in southeastern Pennsylvania school districts: $200,000 (over two years) to the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
From Corporate Sources
Farrallon Communications Inc.
2470 Mariner Square Loop
Alameda, Calif. 94501-1010
Farrallon Communications Inc., along with its partners PSINet and Surfwatch Software, has awarded $37,500 in grants under its Education Internet Challenge Grant Program. The program, designed to assist schools interested in integrating the Internet education into classroom curricula, provides five grants valued at $7,500 each. The recipients are:
West Running Brook Middle School, Derry, N.H.; Augusta A. Mayo Elementary School, Compton, Calif.; St. Pius X High School, Fetus, Mo.; William Cowper Intermediate School, Queens, N.Y.; Taylors Creek Elementary School, Hinesville, Ga.
1509 22nd St. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20037
Entrepreneurship. To support a project to promote social and economic entrepreneurship among youths: $49,550 to KidsWorking/Peterstown Library, Peterstown, W.Va.
Entrepreneurship. To develop a program to provide youths with work experiences and career-enhancement activities and assist youth teams in starting and operating their own businesses: $200,000 (over three years) to Southend Community Services, Hartford, Conn.
Leadership. To support the Student Leadership Initiative Project, a program designed to build leadership, entrepreneurship, and workforce skills: $200,000 (over three years) to Forward in the Fifth, Berea, Ky.
Mentors. To design and implement career-mentoring prototypes: $200,000 (over three years) to Detroit One to One, Detroit, Mich.
Mentors. To establish an intergenerational mentoring program: $187,500 (over three years) to the Greater Washington (D.C.) Urban League.
Youths. To enhance, expand, and link three programs and help integrate and institutionalize them in schools and businesses: $188,700 (over five years) to One to One Philadelphia (Pa.).
Youths. To provide education and training components that include assessment, career exploration and planning, job shadowing and mentoring, and education or job-placement assistance: $201,905 (over three years) to Chugachmiut, Anchorage, Alaska.
Youths. To implement a community economic-development project for youths: $199,968 (over three years) to the South Bronx Community Coalition, New York City.
19800 MacArthur Blvd., Suite 950
Irvine, Calif. 92715
Literacy. To expand literacy programs to 9,000 children in northern Mississippi communities: $37,000 to Reading Is Fundamental, Washington, D.C.
Toshiba America Foundation
1251 Ave. of the Americas
New York, N.Y. 10020
At-risk students. To improve science learning for at-risk high school students by motivating them to increase their understanding of earth science and biology: $4,680 to the John V. Lindsay Wildcat Academy, New York City.
Science. To maximize the ability of 61 students in grades 7-8 to absorb and utilize scientific information through hands-on learning: $3,300 to St. Elizabeth School, Granite City, Ill.
Science. To integrate innovative ways of teaching science to 429 students in grades 7-8: $4,480 to Pioneer Middle School, Walla Walla, Wash.
Science. To improve science learning for 650 9th graders: $3,580 to Tomball (Texas) High School.
Science. For 120 students in grades 11-12 to maximize their potential to learn science and develop skills in analysis, inference, organization, and problem-solving: $4,500 to Central Senior High School, Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Technology. To enable 48 regional teams to participate in the Exploravision Awards program: $50,000 to the National Science Teachers Association, Arlington, Va.
Toyota USA Foundation
19001 S. Western Ave.
Torrance, Calif. 90509
Math and science. To develop and support a World Wide Web site devoted to improving math and science education for K-12 students with sensory and motor disabilities: $50,000 to the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta.
Science education. To expand the "Youth Teaching Youth" science-education program to include high school students: $100,000 to the Utah Museum of Natural History and the University of Utah, Salt Lake City.
Technology. To support the development of an interactive exhibit along with supporting curriculum to encourage children to define, identify, and understand different habitats: $50,000 to the Dallas (Texas) Arboretum and Botanical Garden.
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