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Date: Sat Nov 17 2001 - 21:20:45 PST


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Hi everyone,
Here is an assortment : First a job opening and then a bunch of grants for
various programs. Mixed bag...

An art teacher is needed to fill the position of a middle school art teacher
going on an unexpected early maternity leave. The opening may begin as
early as after Thanksgiving and may go until the end of the school year.
Art Teacher: Middle School - 6,7, and 8
Employer: Park Forest School District 163
Position Type: Teaching
School: Forest Trail
Location: Park Forest, IL
No. of Positions: 1
Posting Date: Friday, November 16, 2001
Closing Date: Until Filled
Contact Information: Earline Scott, Principal
                               215 Wilson Street
                       Park Forest, IL 60466
                     Phone: (708) 481-2920

"MetLife Foundation Tri-Connecting Award"
MetLife Foundation and Families and Work Institute announce and solicit
applications for the MetLife Foundation Tri-Connecting Award. The award
will honor initiatives across the United States that strengthen connections
among students, teachers, and parents with their communities to promote
student learning and success. Eight awards will include a grant of $2,500
to inspire continued action. Twenty-four finalists and eight winners will
be announced in Spring 2002. Application deadline: December 7, 2001.

"Poverty & Race Research Action Council"
The Poverty & Race Research Action Council (PRRAC) announces another round
of education reform grants in areas of social science research. PRACC is
particularly interested in issues such as high classroom turnover/mobility
and its disproportionate impact on low-income, minority, and farm worker
students. However, other issues will be considered as well. To apply, send
PRRAC a proposal outlining the planned research and methodology, the
advocacy work it is designed to support, a budget, timeline, and
qualifications of the researchers. Maximum grant: $10,000. No application

"BellSouth Foundation Opportunity Grants"
The BellSouth Foundation awards Opportunity Grants once a year in late
Winter/early Spring. Opportunity Grants are available for unsolicited
proposals that may not fit within the parameters of a specific BellSouth
Foundation initiative, but that appear likely to add value to the
Foundation's work within that priority area. The BellSouth Foundation
focuses its grants primarily toward education reform activities that will
have an impact on a substantial number of students. Concepts due March 1,

"The Wireless Foundation"
Faced with the challenge that 90 percent of all classrooms in the U.S. do
have a telephone, and that many schools are unable to install computer and
phone lines due to aging buildings and the danger of asbestos, the Wireless
Foundation created ClassLink. Through ClassLink, Nokia and CTIA wireless
carriers donate wireless phones and airtime to schools in order to
accelerate learning and prepare children's classrooms for the 21st century.
Schools are selected to receive phones through an application process, which
is reviewed by a panel of independent judges representing the wireless
industry and academic institutions.