$50,000 from Assisi Foundation
For a student computer laboratory with software geared toward math and science applications, $50,000 to St. Agnes Academy and St. Dominic School in Memphis.
$64,685 from AT&T Foundation
For an educational technology fair and program, $64,685 to the Illinois Association of School Boards.
AT&T Wireless/Ericsson Mobile Phones Safe Schools Program
To enhance the safety of children in schools nationwide by providing key school personnel with mobile communications, two Ericsson Digital PCS phones and free AT&T Wireless service for the 1997-98 school year to schools in 21 districts: Atlanta; Camarillo, Calif.; Charlotte, N.C.; Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Minneapolis-St. Paul; New York City; Oklahoma City; Orlando, Fla.; Pittsburgh; Philadelphia; Tucson, Ariz.; Portland, Ore.; Sacramento, Calif.; Salt Lake City; Seattle; Tampa, Fla.; Tulsa, Okla.; Washington; and West Palm Beach, Fla.
$525,000 from California Wellness Foundation
For “Computers in Our Future,” to increase access to computer technology and training for its students, $525,000 to the Central Union High School District in El Centro, Calif.
$10 million from IBM Corporation
For research, development, and use of technology applications, $10 million in new Reinventing Education grants to the public school districts of Atlanta; Boston; Rochester, Minn.; Detroit; New York City; Durham, N.C.; Houston; and the city of Memphis as well as to these state departments: the Maryland State Department of Education; the New York State Education Department; the South Carolina Department of Education; and the Texas Education Agency. Projects are aimed at overcoming critical problems in education such as limited parental involvement and information flow between home, school, and teachers, and providing better instructional tools in math, science, and reading.
$50,000 from Norfolk Foundation
For technology equipment for classroom use, $50,000 to Nansemond-Suffolk Academy in Suffolk, Va.
$22,600 from Toshiba America Foundation (212) 588-0820
To enable students at six high schools to participate in hands-on, student-centered investigations of motion and light, heart rate, pH, voltage, and temperature using calculator-based laboratories, $22,600 to Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District in Houston.