This program works to address the abandonment of older neighborhood schools and the siting of new schools outside of communities. Organizations that wish to develop state-level policy recommendations and offer an educational program to help citizens and officials in their state make informed spending choices on school facilities are invited to apply.
The Nestle Very Best in Youth Program honors young people who have excelled in school and who are making their community and the world a better place. The young people, selected from nominations from volunteers, parents, and teachers, will be featured in a special publication and honored at a black-tie ceremony in Los Angeles in July 2009.
Open Meadows Foundation is a grant-making organization for projects that are led by and benefit women and girls. Open Meadows Foundation funds projects that do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age or ability.
Sometimes referred to as "community learning centers," schools that serve as centers of community provide a rich array of social, civic, recreational and artistic opportunities to the broader community, often clustering educational and municipal buildings together. These additional services and opportunities often improve student achievement and help maximize local tax dollars. The winning school will be a center of community that demonstrates innovative design ideas and helps promote student achievement.
Raytheon’s MathMovesU program is designed to engage middle school students in math by illustrating the connection between math, their passions and interests, and "cool" careers. The focal point of the program is the MathMovesU.com web site, targeted towards students. The goal of the web site is to stimulate interest in everyday math through compelling and relevant content and prize winning contests and events.
The Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award rewards excellence in the development and delivery of technology programs. Programs which focus on aerospace and/or aeronautics will be given priority to other programs. Applicants must demonstrate how their programs ultimately benefit the students in a school or district.
The Tommy Hilfiger Corporate Foundation, Inc. believes education is the cornerstone for today’s youth. For America to remain competitive in the global marketplace, the group believes a stronger emphasis should be placed on exposing youth to experiences in education and career-related opportunities. By focusing on preparing students for the demands of today’s global society, its goal is to be a major force in improving education.
Every year, the Outstanding Biology Teacher Award (OBTA) program attempts to recognize an outstanding biology educator (grades 7-12) in each of the 50 states; Washington, DC; Canada; Puerto Rico; and overseas territories. A major portion of the nominee’s career must have been devoted to the teaching of biology/life science, and candidates are judged on their teaching ability and experience, cooperativeness in the school and community, inventiveness, initiative, and student-teacher relationships
This award will be given to a secondary school teacher who has successfully developed and demonstrated an innovative approach in the teaching of ecology/environmental science and has carried his/her commitment to the environment into the community. Vernier’s sponsorship of this award includes $1,000 toward travel to the Professional Development Conference, and $500 of Vernier equipment. The recipient also receives a plaque to be presented at the NABT Professional Development Conference, and a one-year complimentary NABT membership.
Yahoo Inc. became Microsoft Corp.’s takeover prey largely because Google Inc. established such a commanding lead in the internet’s lucrative search advertising market, the Associated Press reports. But after eluding Microsoft’s grasp, Yahoo is now turning to Google to help squelch a rebellion among its shareholders who believe it should have accepted Microsoft’s $47.5 billion buyout offer while it was still available last month…
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