Champions of Active Learning (CAL), founded in 1991, awards more than $250,000 in grants to creative middle-school teachers, giving them the resources and training they need to bring hands-on, cross-curricular ideas to life in the classroom. CAL supports educators who engage students in active learning projects during the critical early adolescent years. For the 2004-05 program year, grants will be awarded to outstanding teams of educators from 16 communities across the nation: Tempe, Ariz.; Bridgeport, Conn.; Los Angeles; San Francisco; Wilmington, Del.; Miami; Tampa, Fla.; Monroe, La.; Newark, N.J.; Paterson, N.J.; New York, N.Y.; Rochester, N.Y.; Yonkers, N.Y.; Columbus, Ohio; Dallas; and Houston. CAL is funded by the J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation and administered nationally by the nonprofit organization Public Education Network and in New York City by New Visions for Public Schools. CAL grant applications can be downloaded from the web site below.

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