More on grants .. clarification

Roseann R. Krane (
Thu, 25 Jul 1996 23:26:58 -0700 (PDT)

Hello. Several people wrote and asked me for more specifics on the grants.
I usually just write for grants that deal with math, science and
computers. But some of the ones I sent you cover more areas. I'll look up
the info and try to clear up that last list.

I thought I had a winner from DEC only to get a letter from them saying we
would not be awarded as their weren't enough DEC employees living in our
school district. That taught me a lesson on "research the grant
requirements in detail first!". So .. I'll do the look up on those others
and get back to you as soon as I can.

Here is a good one with all the specifics .. Just show you are working on
restructuring .. who isn't?? Do note that this time I gave you an e-mail
address!! Have fun with it!


Scope: The Best Practices in Education program funds pilot projects
that adopt successful teaching practices from countries other than the
United States for implementation and use in American schools.

Deadline: None.

Funds: About five to 10 grants of up to $2500 for pilot projects.

Eligibility: School districts, higher education institutions and
other nonprofit agencies and organizations.

Areas: Teachers or administrators should identify an existing practice
or adapt teaching or learning expertise from a country other than the
United States, recruit teachers who are willilng to put the method into
practice in their classrooms and implement the practice in a public
or private school. Proposals should outline the practice's benefits in
the source country, how it will benefit schools in the United States and how the
pactice needs to be adapted to work in American classrooms. For
example, the Arkansas School for Mathematics and Science is testing
a Russian approach to geometry and conceptual physics courses.

Contact: Peter Moxhay, President, Best Practices in Education, 92
Exchange St., Portland ME 04101, (207)780-1887; fax (207)766-2755;

Roseann Rayes Krane,
Monte Vista High School, Network Manager, 510-552-2859
Computer Science Department, 510-837-7507

"All students are different, schools should make them more so!"