Education Funding Grants

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December 12, 2006 2 min read
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GRANTS AWARDED

Lumina Foundation

The Lumina Foundation awarded $19.9 million in grants to schools and organizations that promote greater access to post-secondary education. The recipients are:

Arkansas: Arkansas State University, Jonesboro.

California: Al Wooten Jr. Youth and Adult Cultural Education Center, Los Angeles; A-MAN, Inc., Los Angeles; Resolution, Inc. California Newsreel, San Francisco; Orangewood Children’s Foundation, Santa Ana; University of San Francisco, San Francisco; University of Southern California Center for Urban Education, Los Angeles.

District of Columbia: American Association of Community; The Brookings Institution; Excelencia in Education, Inc; The Finance Project; Maya Angelou Public Charter School; National Center on Education and the Economy; National Council for Community and Education Partnership; The SEED Foundation; The Urban Institute.

Georgia: University of Georgia Board of Regents, Atlanta.

Illinois: Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, Chicago; Urban Prep Academies, Chicago; Illinois State University, Normal.

Indiana: Boys and Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana, Inc., Gary; Hendricks County Community Foundation, Avon; Independent Colleges of Indiana, Indianapolis; Indianapolis Metropolitan Career Academies/Goodwill Educational Initiatives, Indianapolis; La Plaza, Indianapolis; Lawrence Township Foundation, Indianapolis; Martin University, Indianapolis; North Central High School, Indianapolis.

Kentucky: Berea College, Berea.

Louisiana: Dillard University, New Orleans.

Massachusetts: Commonwealth Corporation, Boston; Education Development Center, Boston; Jobs for the Future, Boston; Media and Technology Charter High School, Boston.

Michigan: Calvin College, Grand Rapids; Cranbrook Schools Horizons – Upward Bound, Bloomfield Hills.

Missouri: National Coalition of Community Foundations for Youth, Kansas City; University of Missouri, Columbia.

Montana: University of Montana, Missoula.

New York: Bank Street College of Education, New York City; Groundwork, Inc., New York City; Harlem Educational Activities Fund, Inc., New York City; Harlem Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities, New York City; Medgar Evers College School of Continuing Education and Community Programs, New York City; Public Agenda Foundation, New York City.

North Carolina: MDC, Chapel Hill.

Oregon: Oregon Business Council/Oregon Community Foundation, Portland.

Pennsylvania: Camp Curtin Branch YMCA, Harrisburg; Crossroads Foundation, Pittsburgh.

Rhode Island: What Kids Can Do, Inc., Providence.

South Carolina: Clemson University Foundation, Clemson.

Tennessee: Vanderbilt University, Nashville.

Texas: Project GRAD USA, Houston.

Science Education

The Arlington, Va.-based Biotechnology Institute received a three-year, $824,660 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support the institute’s “Operation Biotechnology” program. The teacher-training program promotes the use of real-world science applications in biology, chemistry and physics classes.

Performance Pay

The Texas Education Agency awarded a three-year, $380,000 grant to the National Center on Performance Incentives at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. The grant will fund an evaluation of the state’s pilot teacher-incentive program.

Charter Schools

The Broad Foundation awarded Green Dot Public Schools, a public charter school operator and developer in Los Angeles, a $10.5 million grant to open 21 small high schools over the next four years.

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A version of this article appeared in the December 13, 2006 edition of Education Week


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