Converge, May 1999, p. 36
Recent trends in grantmaking show that these nine areas are the most popular among the nation’s funders:
- School reform and restructuring. Includes the development of standards, assessment techniques, community & business partnerships, parental involvement, and classroom management.
- Disabilities. Includes building compliant facilities, creating assistive programs and applications, and inclusion through technology.
- Teacher training. Includes certification, training in curriculum integration and education technology, assessment, and Internet use.
- Minorities and women in math, science and engineering. Includes recruitment, curriculum standards, and technology.
- Libraries and museums. Includes digitizing collections, placing collections, resources, and catalogs online, and educational programs.
- Rural and urban development. Includes equal access to technology and communication tools, outreach to families, economic development, and urban/rural business partnerships.
- Telemedicine and health care. Includes recruitment of women and minorities into health care services, community-based practices, and technology applications in medicine.
- School to work. Includes career development and planning, business partnerships, mentor programs, job training and internships.
- Adult education and life-long learning. Includes career development, ESL, GED, distance learning, and continuing education.