Kellogg Community-Involement Grants
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Battle Creek, Mich.-based philanthropic arm of the Kellogg Co., recently awarded $1.5 million to the Institute for Educational Inquiry. The Seattle-based Institute will use the grant from the breakfast-cereal giant to promote education of poor and minority students across the nation.
The grant will be distributed over three years, and will be used to establish leadership-development programs to improve public involvement in schools in eight local communities. Leadership teams will then recruit teachers and implement reform plans in community schools.
School-to-Career Opportunities Grant
PeopleSoft, a Pleasanton, Calif.-based provider of business software, has awarded $250,000 to the New York City- based National Academy Foundation. The foundation, which was founded in 1989 to help advance career academies and maintains the largest school-to-career program in the nation, will use the grant to offer career development and educational opportunities in public high schools nationwide.
Along with support volunteers from PeopleSoft, the grant will help develop an online community for naf teachers, students, and business partners and an 18-month pilot program that will work toward the creation of national corporate partnerships benefiting local schools.
DuPont Science-Teacher Education Grant
The DuPont Center for Collaborative Research and Education, based in Wilmington, Del., awarded $50,000 to Delaware State University in Dover to plan a teacher education intitative.
The grant will be used to reform the science-teacher education program at the university and align it with the National Science Education Standards. It will also support increased hands-on teaching opportunities for education students, and an enhanced assessment system, including peer-review and faculty observation of pre-service teaching.
Goldman Sachs UNA-USA Grant
The Goldman Sachs Foundation, the philanthropic branch of the New York City- based investment banking firm, recently awarded $1 million to the United Nations Association of the USA. The association, also based in New York City, is a global foreign- policy organization that administers the international Model U.N. program for high school students.
The grant will be used to support and expand UNA-USA’s Global Classrooms: Model U.N. programs, which allow students to attend mock United Nations conferences as ambassadors for their countries, and to debate international policy with students from other nations.
Annenberg Capital Campaign Grant
The Annenberg Foundation, a St. Davids, Pa.- based philanthropy, recently awarded $10 million to The Accelerated School in Los Angeles. The grant will be used to start a capital campaign for the charter school to raise funds for new buildings.
The Accelerated School’s campaign, Get Accelerated!, will underwrite up-to-date facilities for all grades and increase classroom space to allow expansion from grades K-8 to pre-K- 12. The school was honored as Elementary School of the Year by Time Magazine in 2001 for its innovative curriculum, high test scores, and high attendance rate.
Arts Education Partnership Grants
The Center for Arts Education, a New York City-based organization dedicated to providing arts education to public school students in the city, recently awarded grants of $100,000 each to 31 New York City public schools. The three-year grants will support partnerships between the schools and the city’s cultural organizations and institutions. The schools are listed below by borough:
Bronx. PS 220, Mott Haven Village School; CES 2, Morrisania School; PS 79; PS/MS 315, The Lab School; PS 205, Fiorella LaGuardia School; P 10; Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School.
Brooklyn. PS 44, Marcus Garvey Elementary School; PS/MS 27, Agnes Young Humphrey School; PS 321, William Penn School; PS 261; MS 51, William Alexander Middle School; PS 89, Cypress Hills Community School; PS 247; IS 259, William McKinley School; PS/IS 41, Walter I. White School; PS 145, Andrew Jackson School; High School of Telecommunication Arts and Technology; EBC High School for Public Service.
Manhattan. PS 142, Amalia Castro School; IS 188, Island School; PS 163, Alfred E. Smith School; PS 128, The Audubon School; IS 143, Eleanor Roosevelt International School; Humanities Preparatory Academy; Seward Park High School; Public School Repertory Company.
Queens. PS 87; PS 174, William Sydney Mount School; PS 11; PS 84; Frank Sinatra School of Arts; Robert F. Wagner Jr. Secondary School for the Arts and Technology.
Staten Island. PS 30, The Westerleigh School; PS 16, John J. Driscoll School; PS 37; IS 27, Anning S. Prall Intermediate School.
Mathematics Teaching Grant
The National Science Foundation, an Arlington, Va.-based government research organization, awarded $5.6 million to the Newark (N.J.) Public Schools, for the improvement of mathematics teaching in the district.
The five-year grant will be used to implement the Newark Public Schools Systematic Initiative in Mathematics. The initiative will provide professional development for teachers, parent-outreach efforts, and after-school-tutoring centers.
Applications are accepted at any time for small grants for programs that improve classroom teaching and learning of math, science, and technology for students in grades 7-12, sponsored by the Toshiba America Foundation. Public and private schools, local education agencies, and youth organizations in the United States, Canada, and Mexico may apply. Projects should provide direct benefits to students and include teacher-led, classroom-based experiences. Grants of up to $5,000 are offered monthly throughout the year. Contact: TAF, Program Office, 1251 Avenue of the Americas, 41st Floor, New York, NY 10020; (212) 588- 0820; e-mail: [email protected]; Web site: www.toshiba.com/about/taf.html.
Applications are accepted at any time. Space Education Initiatives provides funding for Internet-based, K-12 space education programs. The four programs sponsored nationwide are Moonlink, NEARlink, Marslink, and Orbital Laboratory. The availability of grant money varies by state. Educators may apply for funding through Space Explorers Inc. Contact: SEI, (800) 965-3763; Web sites: www.space-explorers.com/grantinfo; www.moonlink.com; near.space-explorers.com; www.marslink.com; www.orbitallaboratory.com.
Appl ications are accepted at any time. The Teaching Tolerance project of the Southern Poverty Law Center, a nonprofit group that fights discrimination, offers grants of up to $2,000 to K- 12 teachers. The grants are awarded for activities promoting diversity, peacemaking, community service, or other aspects of tolerance education. Applications should include a typed, 500-word description of the activity and the proposed budget. The number of grants awarded depends on available funding. Contact: Teaching Tolerance Grants, 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104; (334) 264-0286, ext. 374.
Applications are due Aug. 15 for Ready to Teach digital education programming grants from the office of educational research and improvement. Grants support development of educational software for elementary and middle school use that is based on state content standards. About four grants from $250,000 to $2.3 million are available. Contact: Tawanna Coles, USDE, 555 New Jersey Ave. N.W., Room 522K, Washington, DC 20208- 5645; (202) 219- 2143; fax: (202) 208-4046; e-mail: [email protected].
Applications are due Aug. 19 for grants from the Women’s Educational Equity Program from the office of elementary and secondary education. Grants will support programs that promote educational equity for women under Title IX. About seven grants averaging $145,000 are available. Contact: Diane Austin, USDE, 400 Maryland Ave. S.W., Room 3E124, Washington, DC 20202-6140; (202) 260-1393; e- mail: diane.austin[email protected].
Applications are due Aug. 19 for grants from the Voluntary Public School Choice program from the office of elementary and secondary education. Grants support the creation or expansion of public school choice programs, especially those serving low-income students in underperforming schools. About 10 awards from $2.5 million to $5 million are available. Contact: Iris A. Lane, USDE, 400 Maryland Ave. S.W., Room 3C156, Washington, DC 20202-6140; (202) 260-1999; fax: (202) 205-5630; e-mail: [email protected].
Applications are due Aug. 19 for special education research grants from the office of special education and rehabilitation services. Grants support research that improves education opportunities for children and adults with disabilities and that addresses the need for special education personnel. About 12 awards from $600,000 to $1.8 million are available. Contact: Grants and Contracts Services Team, USDE, 400 Maryland Ave. S.W., Room 3317, Switzer Building, Washington, DC 20202- 2550; (202) 260- 9182.
Applications are due Aug. 22 for Demonstration Grants for Indian Children from the office of elementary and secondary education. Grants support projects that develop and demonstrate the efficacy of programs to improve the education of American Indian children at all grade levels. About 15 awards of $280,000 are available. Contact: Cathie Martin, Office of Indian Education, USDE, 400 Maryland Ave. S.W., Room 3W115, Washington, DC 20202-6335; (202) 260-6335; e- mail: [email protected].
Applications are due Aug. 22 for Indian Professional Development grants from the office of elementary and secondary education. Grants support education and training for American Indian individuals to serve Indian children as teachers, aides, administrators, or social workers. About 15 grants of $300,000 are available. Contact: Cathie Martin, Office of Indian Education, USDE, 400 Maryland Ave. S.W., Room 3W115, Washington, DC 20202- 6335; (202) 260-6335; e-mail: [email protected].
Applications are due Sept. 17 for grants from the Local Flexibility Demonstration Program from the office of elementary and secondary education. Grants support "local-flex" agreements between local education agencies and the U.S. Department of Education that allow flexibility in spending federal funds to improve student achievement and narrow the achievement gap. Contact: Milagros Lanauze, (202) 401-0039; e- mail: [email protected].