Evanston Township High School (ETHS) in Illinois has received a $19,000 grant to establish an internet link with its sister school in Japan from an unusual source: the United States-Japan Foundation.

Though the foundation hadn't awarded grants directly to K-12 schools in the past, it was looking for ways to strengthen cross-cultural communications between the two countries via the internet. The foundation chose ETHS and its Japanese sister school, Kokusai Joho High School, to pilot a web-based project to serve as a possible model for other high schools participating in sister-school programs.

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