Education Funding Grants


June 20, 2006 9 min read

Educational Technology

The Louisville, Ky.-based National Center for Family Literacy recently received a $3 million grant from Torrance, Calif.-based Toyota to support the Toyota Family Literacy Program. The program, which was established by NCFL and Toyota in 2003 to serve communities with fast-growing Hispanic populations, will be expanded to an additional five communities. Each community will receive $600,000 to implement the program. Communities that have already been funded through the initiative are Chelsea, Mass., Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York City, Providence, R.I., Santa Paula, Calif., Shelby County, Ala., and Washington.

Teaching American History

The U.S. Department of Education awarded 123 Teaching American History Grants this year. The annual grants support the creation and implementation of K-12 American-history programs. Each grantee must partner with at least one institution of higher education, nonprofit history or humanities organization, library, or museum to receive funding. Following is a list of the 2006 recipients:

Alabama: Jefferson County Board of Education; Montgomery Public Schools; Tuscaloosa City Board Of Education.

Alaska: Anchorage School District.

Arizona: Deer Valley Unified School District; Tucson Unified School District.

Arkansas: Little Rock School District.

California: Alameda County Office of Education; Del Norte Unified School District; Elk Grove Unified School District; Folsom Cordova Unified School District; Imperial County Office of Education; Long Beach Unified School District; Los Angeles Leadership Academy; Lynwood Unified School District; Mendocino County Office of Education; Montebello Unified School District; Mt. Diablo Unified School District; San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools; San Diego County Office of Education; San Joaquin County Office of Education; Santa Clara County Office of Education.

Colorado: Greeley-Evans Weld County School District 6; Jefferson County Public Schools; Pueblo District 70; Denver Public Schools; South Central BOCES.

Connecticut: Capitol Region Education Council.

Florida: Duval County Public Schools; Lake County Schools; School Board of Polk County; School District of Clay County; School District of Palm Beach County.

Georgia: Richmond County Board of Education; Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools.

Illinois: Chicago Public Schools.

Indiana: Anderson Community School Corporation; Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics and Humanities, Muncie; Indianapolis Public Schools; Metropolitan School District of Martinsville.

Iowa: Washington Community School District.

Kansas: Valley Heights Public Schools.

Kentucky: Bourbon County Schools; Green River Regional Educational Cooperative, Bowling Green; Jefferson County Public Schools; Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative, Shelbyville; Owen County Public Schools.

Louisiana: Jefferson Parish Public Schools.

Maryland: Howard County Public Schools; Montgomery County Public Schools; Washington County Public Schools.

Massachusetts: Boston Public Schools; Malden Public Schools; Reading Public Schools; Springfield Public Schools.

Michigan: Plymouth-Canton Community Schools; Waterford School District.

Minnesota: Southeast Service Cooperative, Rochester.

Mississippi: Alcorn School District; Winona Separate School District.

Missouri: Carthage R-9 School District; Cooperating School Districts, St. Louis; Poplar Bluff R-1 School District.

Nebraska: Educational Service Unit #2.

New Jersey: Gov. Livingston High School, Berkeley Heights; Bergen County Technical Schools & Special Services; Bridgewater-Raritan Regional School District; Fort Lee School District; Freehold Regional High School District; Manalapan-Englishtown Regional School District; Millville Public Schools; Moorestown Township Public Schools; Somerville Public Schools; Toms River Regional School District.

New Mexico: Alamogordo Public Schools; Albuquerque Public Schools; Portales Municipal School District.

New York: Albany-Schoharie-Schenectady-Saratoga BOCES; Albion Central School District; Jamestown Public Schools; New York City Department of Education; New York City Department of Education—Autonomous Zone Schools; New York City Department of Education—District 15; New York City Department of Education—District 17; New York City Department of Education—District 20; New York City Department of Education—District 21; New York City Department of Education—District 25; New York City Department of Education—District 27; New York City Department of Education—Region 2; New York City Department of Education—Region 4; Sullivan County BOCES; Yonkers Public Schools.

North Carolina: Cleveland County Schools; North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, Durham.

North Dakota: Williston Public School District #1.

Ohio: Education Service Center of Cuyahoga County; Franklin County Educational Service Center; Hamilton City School District; Mid-Ohio Education Service Center, Mansfield; Western Buckeye Educational Service Center, Paulding.

Oklahoma: Moore Public Schools.

Oregon: Lincoln County School District.

Pennsylvania: Greencastle-Antrim School District; Northwest Tri-County Intermediate Unit; Reading School District.

South Carolina: Berkeley County School District; Chester County School District; Sumter County School District 2.

Tennessee: Loudon County Schools; Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools; Wilson County School System.

Texas: Alpine Independent School District; Hays Consolidated Independent School District; Laredo Independent School District; Region Four Education Service Center, Houston; Region One Education Service Center, Edinburg.

Utah: NUAMES Early College High School, Roy; Granite School District; Tooele County School District.

Virginia: Charlottesville City Public Schools; Chesterfield County Public Schools; Newport News Public Schools.

Washington: Education Service District 113, Olympia.

West Virginia: Regional Education Service Agency III, Dunbar.

Educational Technology

Hewlett-Packard, based in Palo Alto, Calif., has granted $4.5 million in cash and equipment to 130 public schools nationwide as a part of its Technology for Teaching initiative. The grants, valued at more than $175,000 each, were awarded to schools that are using a collaborative, team-based approach to integrate technology in the classroom. The recipients are listed below:

Alaska: Goldenview Middle School, Anchorage.

Arizona: Mission View Elementary School, Tucson.

Arkansas: Central Elementary School, Harrisburg.

California: Bryte Elementary, West Sacramento; Costano Elementary School, East Palo Alto; Jefferson Elementary School, Carlsbad; John Gomes Elementary, Fremont; John Marshall High School, Los Angeles; McKinleyville Middle School, McKinleyville; Mt. Diablo High School, Concord; Pine Street School, Bishop; Rancho Milpitas Middle School, Milpitas; San Lorenzo Valley Elementary, Felton; Sinnott Elementary School, Milpitas; Three Rivers Elementary School, Three Rivers.

Colorado: Falcon Elementary School, Falcon; Lincoln Junior High School, Fort Collins; PIONEER School for Expeditionary Learning, Fort Collins.

Florida: Chets Creek Elementary School, Jacksonville; Clermont Elementary School, Clermont; Madeira Beach Middle School, Madeira Beach; Palmview Elementary School, Pompano Beach; Sandy Lane Elementary, Clearwater; Sleepy Hill Middle School, Lakeland; Sunset Elementary School, Miami; The Quest Center, Hollywood; Toledo Blade Elementary, North Port; Valrico Elementary, Valrico; Westside Elementary School, Clewiston; Wildwood Middle School, Wildwood; Winston Park K-8 Center, Miami.

Georgia: A.L. Burruss Elementary School, Marietta; Berrien Middle School, Nashville; Ellijay Elementary School, Ellijay; Spalding Drive Charter Elementary School, Atlanta; Whitesburg Elementary School, Whitesburg; Wynbrooke Elementary Traditional Theme School, Stone Mountain.

Idaho: Homedale Middle School, Homedale; Skyview High School, Nampa.

Illinois: Clay City Community Unit # 10 Schools, Clay City; Curie Metropolitan High School, Chicago; George Washington Elementary School, Schiller Park; Thomas J. Waters Elementary School, Chicago; Unity Point School, Carbondale.

Indiana: Chesterton High School, Chesterton.

Kansas: Wilbur Middle School, Wichita.

Kentucky: Lewis County High School, Vanceburg.

Louisiana: Atlanta High School, Atlanta;Cut Off Elementary, Cut Off; Harry Hurst Middle School, Destrehan; Julius B. Nachman Elementary School, Alexandria.

Maryland: Centreville Middle School, Centreville; William Paca Elementary, Baltimore.

Massachusetts: Arlington High School, Arlington; Avery School, Dedham; Balch Elementary School, Norwood; H. Olive Day Elementary School, Norfolk; Hale Middle School, Stow; Mildred Avenue Middle School, Mattapan; Sutton Memorial High School, Sutton.

Michigan: Olivet Middle School, Olivet.

Minnesota: Cass Lake-Bena Middle School, Cass Lake.

Missouri: Barnwell Middle School, St. Charles; Carrollton High School, Carrollton; Fredericktown Intermediate School, Fredericktown.

Montana: Poplar Elementary School, Poplar; Superior Elementary School, Superior.

New Jersey: Clinton Public School, Clinton; Malcolm X. Shabazz High School, Newark; Saddle Brook Middle/High School, Saddle Brook.

New York: Granville T. Woods Public School 335, Brooklyn; Hannibal High School, Hannibal; Herbert H. Lehman High School, Bronx; Hugh C. Williams Senior High School, Canton; Lido Elementary School, Long Beach; Millennium Art Academy, Bronx; MS 223/The Laboratory School of Finance and Technology, Bronx; PS 8/The Luis Belliard School, New York City; PS 130, New York City; PS 188/The Island School, New York City; PS 212, Queens; PS 33/The Timothy Dwight School, Bronx; Stockbridge Valley Central School, Munnsville.

North Carolina: Durant Road Elementary School, Raleigh; Watauga High School, Boone.

Ohio: Franklin Local Digital Academy, Duncan Falls; Maize Elementary School, Columbus; North Canton Hoover High School, North Canton; The Arts IMPACT Middle School, Columbus; Virginia Stevenson Elementary School, Riverside; Washington Elementary School, Coshocton; Waterford High School, Waterford.

Oregon: Dorena School, Dorena; Dry Hollow Elementary School, The Dalles; Gregory Heights Middle School, Portland; Metropolitan Learning Center, Portland; Riley Creek Elementary School, Gold Beach; Wy’east Middle School, Hood River.

Pennsylvania: A.D. Eisenhower Middle School, Norristown; C.E. McCall Middle School, Montoursville; Independence Charter School, Philadelphia; James R. Lowell Elementary School, Philadelphia; Peters Township High School, McMurray; Seneca Valley Intermediate High School, Harmony.

Rhode Island: Washington Oak School, Coventry.

South Carolina: Byrd Elementary School, Graniteville; Walhalla Middle School, Walhalla.

Tennessee: Bolivar Middle School, Bolivar; South Pittsburg Elementary School, South Pittsburg;

Texas: Hillcrest Elementary School, Plainview; John E. Codwell Elementary School, Houston; Moorhead Junior High School, Conroe; Sanchez Middle School, El Paso; Spring Forest Middle School, Houston; William B. Travis High School, Austin; Wills Point High School, Wills Point.

Utah: Clearfield High School, Clearfield.

Virginia: Camp Allen Elementary, Norfolk; Carroll County High School, Hillsville; Graham Park Middle School, Triangle; Narrows Elementary/Middle School, Narrows; Rocky Run Elementary School, Fredericksburg; Thomas Harrison Middle School, Harrisonburg; Woodley Hills Elementary School, Alexandria.

Vermont: Alburg Community Education Center, Alburg; South Royalton School, South Royalton.

Washington: Todd Beamer High School/Humanities & Arts Academy, Federal Way.

Wisconsin: Milwaukee Academy of Science, Milwaukee; Spring Valley Middle/High School, Spring Valley; Thurston Woods Campus Elementary School, Milwaukee.

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A version of this article appeared in the June 21, 2006 edition of Education Week


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