$100 million from California Department of Education
For the Digital High School Initiative program, $100 million to 216 California high schools. The program’s goal is to provide internet access in every high school classroom and a student-to-computer ratio of four to one by the year 2000. The 216 schools selected in the first year of the program will receive installation grants of $300 per student for wiring, hardware, curriculum resources, and teacher training.
$10 million from Connecticut Board of Education
For the Educational Technology Infrastructure Grant program, which sup
ports wiring and networking projects to extend internet access in Connecticut’s public schools, $10 million to 56 Connecticut districts. Bridgeport, New Haven, and Hartford will each receive $1 million in funding.
$6.5 million from Intel, Microsoft, and HiQ Computers
For the “Partners in Technology” program, which aims to wire all schools by Sept. 1998, $6.5 million in hardware and software to the Boston Public Schools.
$162,267 from Medtronic Foundation
For various science and technology projects, $162,267 to nine K-12 schools
and districts. Awards include $23,043 to Henry Sibley High School in Mendota Heights, Minn., to implement an engineering program; $25,000 to Hill-Murray High School in Maplewood, Minn., for a computer-based experimental science project; $11,670 to Mesa Public Schools in Mesa, Ariz., for the Spacerunner Math and Science Laboratory; and $10,159 to St. Mary’s Academy in Englewood, Colo., for a science and technology program for girls.
$1 million from Oxley Foundation
For the construction of a science and technology center, a $1 million matching challenge grant to Holland Hall School in Tulsa, Okla.
$300,600 from Tyco International Ltd.
To refurbish used computers donated by businesses, $300,600 over three years to New Hampshire public schools.
$2 million from U.S. West Foundation
For the 1998 “Connecting Teachers with Technology” program, $2 million in cash and equipment to 85 teams of teachers. Each team received an award valued at $24,000 which included four state-of-the-art laptop computers, a cash grant, and technology training to assist them in integrating technology into their classrooms. For information about the next round of U.S. West Foundation grants, see the Opportunities section of this issue.