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From Federal Sources

U.S. Department of Education

400 Maryland Ave. S.W. Washington, DC 20024

The department recently awarded $96.5 million to 57 districts in 24 states for magnet school programs. The grants aim to help districts establish or expand magnet programs that are part of their approved desegregation plans. The districts and their grant amounts are listed below by state.

Alabama. Montgomery City/County Board of Education: $2,074,806. Arizona. Phoenix Union High School District: $672,623. California. ABC Unified School District: $1,478,354; Berkeley Unified School District: $1,040,592; Long Beach Unified School District: $1,535,607; Los Angeles Unified School District: $2,510,344; Moreno Valley Unified School District: $1,991,371; San Diego Unified School District: $2,533,264.

Connecticut. Capitol Region Education Council, Hartford: $350,000; New Haven City School District: $2,412,995. Florida. Gadsen County School Board: $893,493; School Board of Pinellas County: $1,736,255; Seminole County Public Schools: $2,523,078; The School Board of St. Lucie County: $1,799,666; The School District of Lee County: $1,566,055; The School Board of Miami-Dade County: $2,715,671; The School District of Palm Beach County: $2,400,488.

Illinois. Decatur Public Schools District #61: $491,364. Indiana. Indianapolis Public Schools: $2,370,490. Kansas. Topeka Public Schools: $464,958. Kentucky. Fayette County Public Schools: $1,820,924. Louisiana. Monroe City School System: $1,339,136; St. John the Baptist Parish School Board: $502,308. Maryland. Montgomery County Public Schools: $1,107,283. Massachusetts. Springfield Public Schools: $2,335,896. Michigan. Kalamazoo Public Schools: $1,930,364. Mississippi. Madison County Schools: $842,687.

Missouri. Board of Education of City of St. Louis: $2,705,313. New Jersey. Montclair Board of Education: $619,479. New York. Beacon City School District: $428,447; Community School District 3: $1,928,628; Community School District 10: $1,492,932; Community School District 22: $1,835,912; Community School District 28: $1,783,311; Freeport Public Schools: $921,886; Newburg Enlarged City School District: $1,061,474; New York City Board of Education Community School District 30: $2,418,693; New York City Community School District 15: $2,829,108; Rochester City School District: $2,576,693; Yonkers City School District: $2,466,310.

North Carolina. Bladen County Schools: $544,790; Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education: $2,656,683; Edgecombe County Public Schools: $1,530,693; Wake County Public School System: $2,171,309. Ohio. Dayton Public Schools: $2,574,373. Oklahoma. Oklahoma City Public Schools District I-89: $2,652,448. Rhode Island. Providence School Department: $2,856,392. Tennessee. Hamilton County Department of Education: $2,401,878.

Texas. Amarillo Independent School District: $573,583; Corpus Christi Independent School District: $1,441,145; Victoria Independent School District: $2,242,389; Wichita Falls Independent School District: $1,772,289. Virginia. Danville Public Schools: $1,208,601; Roanoke City Public Schools: $958,050. Washington. Seattle Public Schools: $1,194,516; Tacoma School District 10: $1,997,271; Yakima Public Schools: $1,214,752.

The department also awarded $30 million--the first year installment of 5-year grants--to 20 district partnerships to help prepare new teachers and support current ones to teach effectively using tecnology. The Technology Innovative Challenge Grants will benefit partnerships in 17 states through the integration of new technologies into state or local education improvement efforts. The partnerships and their grant amounts are listed below by state.

Alaska. Alaska Reform in the Classroom through Technology Integration and Collaboration and the Chugach School District, Anchorage: $8,442,793 (over five years). Arizona. Project Venture and the Creighton Elementary School District 14, Phoenix: $4,721,176 (over five years); Global Connections and the Phoenix Union High School District, Phoenix: $6,960,655 (over five years).

Illinois. Blazing Learning Trails and the Franklin-Williamson Regional Office of Education #21, Benton: $6,708,999 (over five years); Leaders in Technology Enhanced Schools and Madison County Regional Office of Education, Edwardsville: $10,000,000 (over five years). Kansas. Professional Replenishment Approach, Innovative Resources for Youth, and Arkansas City Public Schools--USD 470, Arkansas City: $5,311,144 (over five years).

Louisiana. America 2000: Making Inroads to the Backroads and Concordia Parish School Board, Vidalia: $7,313,349 (over five years). Maryland. Maryland Teaching and Learning with Technology and Montgomery County Public Schools, Rockville: $9,056,132 (over five years). Massachusetts. Project MEET: Massachusetts Empowering Educators with Technology and Springfield Public Schools, Springfield: $9,999,878 (over five years).

Montana. Montana Tales: Technology and Learning in Every School and Polson Public Schools, Polson: $9,100,752 (over five years). New Mexico. Regional Educational Technology Assistance Initiative and the Gadsen Independent School District, Anthony: $8,723,841 (over five years); Education Technology Improvement Plan Project and Central Consolidated School District, Shiprock: $7,600,537 (over five years). New York. Net Learn: Networked Learning Communities for Educational Reform and New York Community School District 2, New York City: $9,933,801 (over five years).

North Carolina. Education Future Now and North Carolina School of Mathematics and Science, Durham: $6,486,589 (over five years). North Dakota. Teaching with Technology Initiative and Bismark Public School District #1, Bismark: $7,2882,557 (over five years). Ohio. Alliance and Technology Innovation Challenge Grant and Polaris Joint Vocational School District, Middleburgh Heights: $9,283,687 (over five years).

South Dakota. Learning Organizations for Technology Integration and Black Hills Special Services, Rapid City: $9,988,655 (over five years). Texas. El Paso Trainer of Trainers Model in Curriculum and Technology Integration and Region 19, El Paso: $9,869,164 (over five years). Washington. Virtual Professional Development School Consortium and North Central Educational Service District, Wenatachee: $9,917,023 (over five years). West Virginia. West Virginia. TurnKey Solution and Marion County Board of Education, Fairmont: $7,020,466 (over five years).

Vol. 18, Issue 6, Page 42

Published in Print: October 7, 1998, as Grants

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