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From Federal Sources

U.S. Department of Education
555 New Jersey Ave. N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20208

The department recently awarded 24 new grants totaling $23 million to school, community, and business partnerships in 16 states under its Challenge Grants for Technology in Education Program. The grants, intended to help provide technology to teachers and students to improve learning, range from $300,000 to $1.5 million a year for five years. The recipients and grant amounts are listed below by state:

California. Berkeley Unified School District, Berkeley: $1,155,204, with $6,473,558 over five years; Sweetwater Union High School District, Chula Vista: $1,037,746, with $4,040,116 over five years. Hawaii. Hawaii Department of Education, Honolulu: $951,131, with $4,691,520 over five years. Illinois. Pekin Public School District #108, Pekin: $903,633, with $3,499,868 over five years; Kirby School District #140, Tinley Park: $853,871, with $3,992,104 over five years. Indiana. Gary Community School Corp., Gary: $735,160, with $884,054 over five years.

Maine. Old Orchard Beach School District, Old Orchard Beach: $769,403, with $3,532,679 over five years. Massachusetts. Hudson Public Schools, Hudson: $1,543,769, with $7,422,688 over five years; Lawrence Public Schools, Lawrence: $643,875, with $4,739,284 over five years. Michigan. Northern Allen Park Schools, Melvindale: $1,373,316, with $6,495,677 over five years. Missouri.Independence School District: $406,814, with $1,933,763 over five years; Kansas City School District: $732,761, with $3,201,695 over five years.

Nebraska. Seward Public Schools, Seward: $907,653, with $4,392,109 over five years. New York. Community School District 1, New York City: $1,468,397, with $6,131,170 over five years; New York City Board of Education, Brooklyn: $1,500,037, with $7,094,741 over five years; Corning City School District, Painted Post: $327,650, with $846,631 over five years. North Carolina. Guilford County Schools, Greensboro: $1,152,475, with $4,901,464 over five years. Pennsylvania. Greene County Vocational-Technical School, Carmichaels: $767,287, with $2,535,537 over five years.

Tennessee. Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools: $1,047,925, with $5,156,492 over five years. Virginia. Norfolk Public Schools, Norfolk: $1,246,640, with $5,971,732 over five years; Franklin Public Schools, Rocky Mount: $388,870, with $1,478,355 over five years. Washington. Olympia School District, Olympia: $744,894, with $3,754,173 over five years; Seattle Public Schools, Seattle: $1,564,864, with $7,305,807 over five years. West Virginia. Monongalia County Board of Education, Morgantown: $825,764, with $4,170,704 over five years.

The department has also awarded the second round of Urban and Rural Opportunities grants under the School-to-Work Initiative. The grants, totaling $17 million, will go to 32 business, education, and labor partnerships. The recipients and grant amounts are listed below by state:

Arizona. Tuba City High School, Tuba City: $647,680; California. Sweetwater Union, Chula Vista: $566,846; I-5 Business Development Corridor Inc., Firebaugh: $650,000; City of Inglewood/South Bay Private Industry Council, Inglewood: $601,908; Oakland Unified School District: $650,000; Plumas County Office of Education, Quincy: $558,153; West Contra Costa Unified School District, San Pablo: $649,999; Santa Ana Unified School District: $645,251; East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program, West Covina: $598,150. Colorado. Adams County Employment Center, Commerce City: $483,703; Denver Public Schools: $649,312.

Florida. School Board of Broward County, Fort Lauderdale: $650,000. Illinois. DePaul University, Chicago: $377,778. Kentucky. Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, Lexington: $465,996. Massachusetts. Massachusetts Youth Teenage Employment Reduction Network, Brockton: $495,720. Michigan. School District of the City of Flint: $606,857; Grand Rapids Public Education Fund: $638,406; School District of the City of Saginaw: $509,000. Missouri. Business Education/Expectations, Kansas City: $648,125; Ozarks Technical Community College, Springfield: $405,587. New Mexico. La Jicarita Enterprise Community, Mora: $343,805.

New York. Phipps Community Development Corporation, New York City: $483,571. Oklahoma. Great Plains AVTS, Lawton: $183,500; Millwood Independent School District, Oklahoma City: $101,776. Pennsylvania. Greater Philadelphia First Foundation: $634,090. Tennessee. East Tennessee Enterprise Partnership Inc., Huntsville: $473,035. Texas. Fort Worth Independent School District: $639,494; North Central Texas Council of Governments, Arlington: $575,543. Utah. Snow College, Ephraim: $552,932. Washington. Seattle-King County Private Industry Council, Seattle: $467,545; Tacoma Empowerment Consortium: $602,664. West Virginia. Mercer County Schools, Princeton: $429,870.

From Corporate Sources

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

Academic enrichment. To fund the spring session of Aetna's academic-enrichment program that serves at-risk middle school students in public schools: $271,300 to Saturday Academy, Atlanta, Ga.; Charlotte, N.C.; Hartford, Conn.; Los Angeles, Calif.; Middletown, Conn.; Milwaukee, Wis.; and Washington, D.C.

Academic enrichment. For an academic and recreational program for children in grades 3-8: $5,000 to Kids Educational Enrichment Program, Hartford, Conn.

Academic enrichment. For a tutoring and academic-enrichment program for Hartford and suburban minority youths: $6,000 to Achievement Unlimited Inc., Hartford, Conn.

After-school program. For an after-school communication arts and math program: $5,000 to the West Indian Foundation Inc., Hartford, Conn.

Child abuse. For the Healthy Families Georgia program: $5,000 to the Georgia Council on Child Abuse Inc., Atlanta.

Child care. For sponsorship of the Kids Care Fair: $50,000 to the Kids Care Fair, Los Angeles, Calif.

Child health. For transportation for Hartford parents to attend the "Stand for Children" march in Washington, D.C.: $750 to the Connecticut Association for Human Services, Hartford.

Child health. To develop and distribute a publication, "Voices From the Field," to showcase exemplary elementary-school-based health initiatives: $25,000 to the National Health and Education Consortium, Washington, D.C.

Education reform. Toward a project assistant for the Strategic Plan, a reform strategy for the school district: $25,000 to the Hartford (Conn.) Public Schools.

Immunization. For an education and awareness program on the need for on-time immunization: $9,900 to the San Francisco (Calif.) Department of Public Health.

Immunization. Toward operating support and sponsorship of the Immunization Partners conference: $100,000 to Every Child By Two, Washington, D.C.

Job service. Toward curriculum expansion: $50,000 to Jobs for America's Graduates Inc., Alexandria, Va.

Mathematics and science. To sponsor participation in an annual day that brings together 400 students to demonstrate math and science projects: $7,000 to the Connecticut Pre-Engineering Program Inc., West Hartford, Conn.

Mentoring. Toward mentoring programs for urban and suburban youths, with a focus on writing skills: $2,000 to the Youth Writers Institute, West Hartford, Conn..

Parents. For the Parent Leadership Training Institute: $5,000 to the Commission on Children, Hartford, Conn.

School-to-work. For a policy project on the employer's role in linking school and work: $25,000 to the Committee for Economic Development, New York City.

Total quality education. For general operating support of the Connecticut Total Quality Education Institute: $5,000 to the CBIA Education Foundation, Hartford, Conn.

Tutoring. For tutoring programs for Hispanic students throughout the city: $12,000 to the San Juan Tutorial Program, Hartford, Conn.

Tutoring. For the "Operation Bridge" tutorial program: $5,000 to the Revitalization Corps, Hartford, Conn.

Tutoring. For tutoring and after-school academic-enrichment programs for elementary school children: $10,000 to the West Middle School Committee, Hartford, Conn.

Youth service. To educate and inspire young people to value free enterprise, understand business and economics, and be workforce ready: $15,000 to Junior Achievement of North Central Connecticut Inc., Hartford.

Youth service. To develop and implement a culturally sensitive curriculum and create a bilingual library for an education program: $15,000 to the Leadership, Education, and Athletics in Partnership for New Haven (Conn.) Youth.

Youth service. To support a teenage newspaper program: $2,000 to Metro Bridge, Hartford, Conn.

Youth service. Toward the Personal Responsibility in Developing Excellence program, which provides an opportunity for Harrisburg (Pa.) School District students to spend a week each summer on the Bloomsburg University campus: $10,000 to Bloomsburg (Pa.) University.

Philip Morris Cos. Inc.
120 Park Ave.
New York, N.Y. 10017

Teaching. To underwrite a conference and support the implementation of pilot programs in Kentucky and North Carolina to produce education reform for the 21st century: $100,000 to the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future, New York City.

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

Cooperative learning. For an interdisciplinary project that will encourage 100 junior and senior students to utilize cooperative education techniques: $10,590 to the Ulster County Board of Cooperative Educational Activities, New Paltz, N.Y.

Environment. To engage 250 high school students in a field study: $10,000 to Pahokee (Fla.) Middle Senior High School.

Mathematics. To improve the math curriculum for more than 60 high school seniors: $2,550 to the Cape Girardeau (Mo.) Public Schools.

Mathematics and science. To improve math and science education for 284 students in grades 7-12: $9,000 to Friendship Christian School, Lebanon, Tenn.

Mathematics and science. To improve math and science learning for 220 students: $7,960 to Tallwood High School, Virginia Beach, Va.

Mathematics and science program. To implement a nontraditional math and science program that will allow 150 girls in grades 7-12 to learn various math and science principles: $12,000 to Girls Inc., New York City.

Science. To improve science education for 8th grade students: $5,000 to Lanier Middle School, Houston, Texas.

Science. To provide 2,000 students with the opportunity to learn botany and ecology: $5,000 to the New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York City.

Science. To improve science learning for 32 students in grades 11-12: $2,600 to Central High School, Philadelphia, Pa.

Science. To provide 300 10th and 11th grade biology students with improved classroom teaching of evolution: $2,450 to Villa Park (Calif.) High School.

Science. To improve science education for 170 9th graders: $7,370 to Ganesha High School, Pomona, Calif.

Science. To enrich the science curriculum for 300 10th grade biology students: $7,200 to Cheltenham High School, Wyncote, Pa.

Science. To help improve science learning for 100 advanced-placement biology students in grades 11-12: $4,280 to Arlington High School, Riverside, Calif.

Science. To enhance the advanced-placement biology program for 280 10th and 11th graders: $3,610 to James Martin High School, Arlington, Texas.

Science. To improve science learning for 1,500-2,000 students: $5,000 to Muskegon Area Intermediate School, Muskegon, Mich.

Science. To facilitate the implementation and adaptation of the regents' chemistry curriculum: $10,000 to the High School for Leadership and Public Service, New York City.

Science. To facilitate the production of a teachers' manual to show how the Toshiba/NSTA Exploravision competition can be used as a teaching tool: $20,000 to the National Science Teachers Association, Washington, D.C.

Science. For grants that will be provided to teachers interested in changing their classrooms into active-learning math and science labs: $18,180 to the Fund for New York City Public Education, New York City.

Science. To improve math and science education for 2,600 middle and high school students: $13,500 to the Discovery Science Center, Santa Ana, Calif.

From Private Sources

James Irvine Foundation
for the People of California
1 Market Plaza, Spear Tower, Suite 1715
San Francisco, Calif. 94105

Children and families. Toward core support and the development of distribution and evaluation of the School Involvement Guides: $300,000 to EdSource Inc., Menlo Park, Calif.

Community development. Toward the implementation of the urban community-development model "Building Caring Communities": $200,000 to the Children's Bureau of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif.

Early-childhood education. For the planning and design of an early-education/learning-readiness program: $10,500 to the Ventura County Community Foundation, Oxnard, Calif.

Early-childhood education. For the planning and design of an early-education/learning-readiness program: $7,500 to the Waterford Institute Inc., Sandy, Utah.

Early-childhood education. For the planning and design of an early-education/learning-readiness program: $9,800 to the Children's Television Resource and Education Center, San Francisco, Calif.

Fellowship. For continued support of the Eureka Fellowship program in Los Angeles and San Diego, and for the establishment of a new fellowship program in the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Area: $700,000 to the Eureka Communities, Washington, D.C.

Literacy. For the implementation of the Early Childhood Literacy program: $145,000 to the Ventura County Community Foundation, Oxnard, Calif.

Literacy. For hardware and software, installation, and training for the El Centrito Early Childhood Literacy Program: $52,000 to the Waterford Institute Inc., Sandy, Utah.

Mentoring. In support of the development and testing of an evaluation methodology for California affiliates: $95,000 to Big Brothers/Big Sisters of America, Philadelphia, Pa.

School-to-work. For a project to promote the school-to-work transition by establishing partnerships among employers, local youth-employment agencies, and schools: $500,000 to New Ways to Work Inc., San Francisco, Calif.

Sports. For the establishment of the Nimitz Sports Club: $100,000 to Kids in Sports, Los Angeles, Calif.

Student sponsorship. Toward the Student Sponsorship Program for the Smithsonian Institution's Ocean Planet exhibit: $150,000 to the Fort Mason Foundation, San Francisco, Calif.

Youth development. For the implementation of the second phases of the Irvine Youth Development Initiative: $1 million to the Fresno (Calif.) Regional Foundation.

Youth service. Toward organizational development: $150,000 to the Youth News Service, Los Angeles (Calif.) Bureau.

Youth service. To continue the production of a youth newspaper and to develop and begin implementation of a marketing plan: $300,000 to the Bay Area Institute, San Francisco, Calif.

Youth service. Toward the creation of a fund-development plan and the first two years' implementation of the plan: $300,000 to Camp Fire Boys and Girls, Bay Area Council, Martinez, Calif.

Youth service. Toward the implementation of Personal Best, an educational-enrichment program: $300,000 to the Neighborhood Association Inc., Los Angeles, Calif.

Youth service. To support the summer youth project: $10,000 to the Northern California Grantmakers, San Francisco, Calif.

Youth service. To help the California affiliate provide leadership training and to develop job skills among high school dropouts and other youths: $500,000 to YouthBuild USA Inc., Somerville, Mass.

Vol. 16, Issue 08

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