Curriculum Associates (http://www.curriculum associates. com) has begun accepting applications for its 1999-2000 Excellence in Teaching Cabinet Awards.

In the third year of this grant program, Curriculum Associates is seeking proposals that demonstrate a desire to make classrooms better learning environments through the use of innovative tools, including technology. Projects can be from three months to one year in duration.

Three teachers will be awarded cash grants of $1,000, plus $500 worth of materials from Curriculum Associates. Winning teachers will additionally serve on the Excellence in Teaching Cabinet. The deadline for proposals is March 15, 2000.