Education Funding Grants

Grants

November 07, 2006 3 min read
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GRANTS AWARDED

Foreign Language Instruction

The Department of Education awarded $12.9 million in grants to schools and school districts in 22 states to expand instruction in “critical” foreign languages. These grants are part of President Bush’s National Security Language Initiative. The recipients are:

Alaska: Anchorage School District, Anchorage.

California: Carlmont High School, Belmont; Glendale Unified School District, Glendale; South Bay Union School District, Imperial Beach; Academia Semillas del Pueblo Charter School, Los Angeles; Wilton Place Elementary, Los Angeles; Saddleback Valley Unified School District, Mission Viejo; Shasta Union High School District, Redding; Language Academy of Sacramento, Sacramento; North Sacramento School District, Sacramento; San Francisco Unified School District; Capistrano Unified School District, San Juan Capistrano; Adele Harrison Middle School, Sonoma; Sonoma Valley Unified School District, Sonoma; MIT Academy, Vallejo; Walnut Valley Unified School District, Walnut.

Colorado: Poudre School District, Fort Collins.

Connecticut: West Hartford Public Schools, West Hartford.

Florida: Broward County School Board, Fort Lauderdale; Pinellas County Schools, Largo; Miami-Dade County Schools, Miami; Florida Virtual School, Orlando; Hillsborough County Schools, Tampa.

Iowa: Mid-Prairie Community Schools, Wellman.

Illinois: Beardstown Community Unit School District #15, Beardstown; Chicago Public Schools; Highland Park High School, Highland Park; Woodstock Community Unit School District #200, Woodstock.

Indiana: Brownsburg Community School Corporation, Brownsburg; Metropolitan School District of Washington Township, Indianapolis.

Kansas: Unified School District 457, Garden City; Pittsburg Unified School District 250, Pittsburg.

Kentucky: Fayette County Public Schools, Lexington; Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville.

Massachusetts: Amherst Pelham Regional School District, Amherst; Cambridge Public Schools, Cambridge.

Michigan: Dearborn School District, Dearborn; Lansing School District, Lansing.

Minnesota: Worthington Area Language Academy, Bigelow; South Washington County Schools, Cottage Grove; St. Paul Public Schools, St. Paul; Wilmar Public School District #347, Wilmar.

North Carolina: Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, Winston-Salem.

New Jersey: Northern Valley Regional High School District, Demarest; Fair Lawn Board of Education, Fair Lawn; Fort Lee School District, Fort Lee; East Windsor Regional School District, Highstown; Vernon Township Public Schools, Vernon.

New York: Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex, Fort Edward; Orange-Ulster BOCES, Goshen; Hornell City School District, Hornell; Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES, New Hartford; New York City Department of Education District 1; Ross Global Academy Charter School, New York City; Rochester City School District, Rochester; Roosevelt Union Free School District, Roosevelt; Schenectady City School District, Schenectady.

Ohio: Cleveland Municipal School District — Buhrer K-8 School, Cleveland; Franklin County Board of Education, Columbus.

Oregon: Eugene School District 4J, Eugene; Multnomah County School District No. 1, Portland.

Pennsylvania: Folk Arts-Cultural Treasures Charter School, Philadelphia; The School District of Philadelphia; Pittsburgh School District.

Texas: Houston Independent School District; Katy Independent School District, Katy; Plano Independent School District, Plano.

Virginia: Fairfax County Public Schools.

Washington: Seattle Public Schools.

Pre-K Programs

The Pew Charitable Trusts awarded a two-year, $448,000 grant to the National School Board Association’s Center for Public Education for a prekindergarten education initiative. The Center will work with the state school board associations of Kansas, Ohio, and Texas to promote the benefits of pre-K programs.

Graduate Summer Internships

Education Pioneers, a national nonprofit organization that trains and places graduate students in school districts and educational organizations, received a $1.2 million dollar grant from the Broad Foundation. The grant is intended to triple the number of students that the San Francisco-based Education Pioneers places in summer internships with schools and education organizations.

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A version of this article appeared in the November 08, 2006 edition of Education Week

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