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At the South Street Seaport Museum, 300,000 children learn about marine biology and
shipbuilding, courtesy of a Chase grant. Farther uptown, at the New York Zoological Society's
Jungle Lab, 11,000 school kids observe and record animal behavior with the zoo's staff.
In Albany elementary students study the Hudson River School artists with a grant from Met Life. In
Tulsa fourth- and fifth-graders visit the Philbrook Museum's Native American and Southeast Asian
collections, and then create their own art.
At the Middlesex Elementary School in Baltimore County, students earn credits for good
attendance that can be redeemed at the school store. During the summer 48 middle and high school
teachers attend state-certified workshops taught by BG&E staff.
Genentech's Access Excellence will link biology teachers nationwide to resources and scientists. A
core of 100 teachers, selected with help from the National Science Teachers Association, will
attend Genentech's annual teachers' summit.
Campbell recently expanded its summer program for Camden kids by adding a Young
Entrepreneurs program. With help from the Latin American Economic Development Association,
kids ages 10 to 14 prepare a business plan, open bank accounts, and, at a local fair, market the
goods they've made.
The World of Work program currently operates in 58 schools; employees spend an hour a week
tutoring students to help them better understand the relationship between the workplace and what
they are learning in the classroom.
On Colgate Shadow Day, 70 New York City seventh-graders accompany Colgate employees as they
do their jobs; teachers are invited to a seminar where they learn about the skills kids need in the
business world. Last year Colgate expanded the program to include 110 businesses and city
Begun in 1990 at Michigan's Novi High School, the Ford Academy of Manufacturing Sciences
prepares students for careers in manufacturing, engineering, and skilled trades. FAMS now reaches
317 students at 12 high schools in five states. Most of its 74 graduates are in college.
The Urban League and other social agencies refer students to McGraw-Hill for an eight-week
course in such subjects as business English, math, and word processing. Over 2,000 graduates now
have jobs in the corporate sector.
At the Public School Academy in Minneapolis, General Mills worked with administrators, parents,
and the teachers' union to replace part-time teachers with full-time teachers. In 1988 the student-
teacher ratio was 28 to 1; today it is 14 to 1.
Middle school students who don't think college is for them might change their minds after watching
three videos designed by the College Board with a grant from Coca-Cola. In one, rap singers
explain how to pay for college.
Sixth-graders from the inner city visit a university in Boston, while parents learn about financial
resources. Sallie Mae supports this six-week Kids to College program, sponsored in part by the
Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Massachusetts.
Eight hundred ''average'' students -- those who score in the 25th to 65th percentile on achievement
tests -- have been chosen from Kern County, California, high schools to participate in Project 2000,
sponsored in part by Wells Fargo; 80% of its graduates attend college.
Children living in public housing rarely have access to computers for homework assignments. So
EDS pledged $250,000 to create ten computer centers in Dallas and Detroit housing developments.
Three are up and running.
In its partnership with J.C. Nalle Elementary in Washington, D.C., Freddie Mac tries to deal with
the violence in the lives of inner-city children. A psychologist sees students alone and with their
families; after one year, suspension rates among those children decreased by more than 10%.
With help from BellSouth, Chattanooga schools are redesigning their guidance and counseling
systems; and the Delta Algebra Project, which brings experimental teaching techniques to low-
income minority students in the middle grades, is taking root in a rural area of Mississippi.
Teen mothers and their children attend New Vistas High School, opened in 1990 at company
headquarters. Attendance averages close to 75%; 50 students have graduated and three-quarters of
them are now in college.
In Puerto Rico, the Bridge to Employment Program sponsored by J&J and the National Alliance of
Business provides counseling and classes to dropouts; in New Jersey, it supplements existing
resources for dropout- prevention programs.
Forty percent of students who enter ninth grade in the / Cincinnati public schools do not graduate.
Project Aspire, P&G's partnership with Woodward High, was begun to keep kids in school; 28 of
last year's 29 graduates are in college.
After developing Keep Your Brain in the Fast Lane, a rap video, Russell distributed it to 2,500-plus
high schools in 11 Southeastern states.
Four-year-olds from economically disadvantaged families in Dallas attend a Head Start program
funded by Texas Instruments. A nurse practitioner provides medical care, and the Paid Parent
Program offers parents temporary work as teachers' aides.
Besides pairing tutors from communities in Washington and Oregon with local schools,
Washington Mutual runs a program that encourages elementary school students to open savings
accounts. Begun in 1923, School Savings now involves more than 6,000 children.
When the Philadelphia school district established homework centers in homeless shelters, Rohm &
Haas adopted two. The company provides transportation three times a week to employees who
volunteer at the shelters.
Dole believes that most children know too little about nutrition, so it's bringing software and
teaching materials to schools across the U.S. Dole also leads on-site tours in supermarkets; so far
50,000 kids have participated.
This health care company wants California children to learn more about health and nutrition. So
employees work with 31 schools, providing learning materials, programs, and career education.
Students struggling with an assignment can call Homework Hotline, which is staffed with retired
teachers and volunteers from McDonnell Douglas and Monsanto. Last year, Hotline received over
At the High School for Communications Professions in Cincinnati, students publish a newspaper
and produce news and talk shows broadcast on a local cable channel. The school was established in
1988 with a grant from Scripps and curriculum development from Ohio University.
New York City kids have attended the Say Yes Through Family Math and Science Program,
sponsored in part by Con Ed, since 1990. Last year 250 children learned about geometry and
Each year 100 freshmen from the Battle Creek area enter a state-of-the-art math and science facility,
to which Kellogg has contributed more than $1 million. Three hundred students are now enrolled.
PSE&G grants encourage teachers to link science and math with environmental education. At the
Wachtung School in Montclair, New Jersey, urban elementary students study nature in an outdoor
United Technologies supports CPEP (Connecticut Pre-Engineering Program), an after-school and
summer program designed to stimulate the math and science interests of minority students. College
enrollment of CPEP grads is close to 100%.
Wellesley College's SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) Project would like to see
gender bias eliminated from the educational system. H-P wants more women to study math and
science. Last summer H-P invited each of its partnership's nine school districts to send a teacher to a
For ten years Amoco has provided funding for the University of Chicago School Mathematics
Project. Today over 2,500 school districts use UCSMP elementary and secondary materials.
Recently the program was extended to KP3 children; its Kindergarten Everyday Mathematics
curriculum integrates math with reading and other subjects.
The George Washington Carver Elementary School serves inner- city Santa Ana, California, and
emphasizes math and science; since 1991, Fluor Daniel has provided money, lab materials, and
volunteers who bring hands-on science experiments into the classroom.
Each week 100 ServiceMaster employees drive 30 miles to work with children at the Francis Scott
Key Elementary School in Chicago. Teachers say that 90% of the children in the program, which is
also supported by Rush- Presbyterian St. Luke's Hospital, have improved their grades.
For every hour a retiree volunteers his time to a school, the school receives $10 from Phillips, with
a yearly maximum of $3,000. Phillips has also developed films on such subjects as U.S. economic
history and the importance of wildlife habitats.
Grants to Marymount College and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation share a
common goal: to eliminate bias against girls in the classroom. Philip Morris will also pay the
freshman-year tuition at the University of Colorado's college of education for ten sons and
daughters of migrant workers.
Teachers use Lesson Line, a phone message system sponsored by First Tennessee, to leave
information about classroom activities. Teachers from 800 schools participate; parents made over
500,000 calls in September.
Hasbro is donating nearly $3 million to programs aimed primarily at children under 12 and their
families. Knock on Every Door, a Georgetown University project, is designed to bring children
from Washington, D.C., shelters into preschools.
More than 70 wee ones in Rochester attend a Montessori preschool funded by Kodak. Local
vendors donated materials, and students and teachers from Edison Technical and Vocational High
School helped build the school.
With help from IBM and Boston University, six Boston preschools now have an electronic link
with social service, educational, and health organizations. Recent graduates of teachers' colleges
learn to use computers through IBM's Teacher Preparation Grants.
J.P. Morgan helps fund the Principals Institute of the Bank Street College of Education, which
actively recruits women and minorities. Morgan also supports a nonprofit organization that tries to
keep homeless children who move from shelter to shelter in the same school.
In three years the AmSouth Fund for Educational Excellence has awarded over $1.2 million to 175
programs in Alabama and Florida. In Tuscaloosa teachers work with at-risk students to help move
them from ''learning to read'' to ''reading to learn.''
This year Edison's Step Up project awarded 60 grants in California. At a Santa Ana elementary
school, Spanish-speaking students and their families can join Club Literario, a reading program.
Time Warner's volunteer tutoring program, Time to Read, operates in 180 locations nationwide.
Employee volunteers use magazines, comics, and music videos to improve the literacy of kids and
Since the mid-1970s, Hyde Park High School and the Bank of Boston have been partners: The
bank's work-study program complements the students' academic year; in summer they're hired full-
time. This past year, 100 students worked at the bank.
After serving three years as a resource broker to the Orr School Network in inner-city Chicago,
Continental is handing over the reins to the schools. Principals are calling more staff-development
meetings; teachers are participating in hands-on science education workshops.
Eleven high schools benefit from GE's $20 million College Bound program. At Western High in
Louisville, Kentucky, the percentage of college-bound students increased from 25% in 1988 to 59%
Since 1989 Georgia-Pacific's paper mill in Crossett, Arkansas, has adopted each school in the local
district, reaching 2,750 students. Lab technicians tutor science students, and the company helps pay
a teacher in the computer lab.
Since Grace began a partnership with Atholton High School in Howard County, Maryland,
enrollment in foreign language classes has increased from 38% to 59%, and 97.5% of the students
now pass the state writing test.
Three schools in the Houston area have been adopted by Lyondell. At Jennie Reid Elementary,
children participate in a recycling program. At Deady Middle, employees tutor students. At C.E.
King High, the company provides career counseling in math and science.
Tenneco's partnership with Jefferson Davis High School involves parents and the University of
Houston. In 1989, when Tenneco told students that it would pay $4,000 toward college, only 37%
were passing the Texas Assessment of Academics. This year 86% passed.
Champion sponsors educational consultants and visits to model schools and conferences as part of
its five-year-old partnership with middle schools in Connecticut, Michigan, and Florida.
Fewer than 25% of the students in grades one through nine in the Benton Harbor Area School
District are at grade level. A major goal of Whirlpool's partnership with the district is to raise that
level to at least 37% by the end of the 1993-94 school year.
Power to principals, teachers, and parents: That's the goal of the Los Angeles Educational Alliance
for Restructuring Now (Learn), a coalition of 600 businesses, parents, educators, and community
groups in which Arco has invested $600,000. During a summer seminar 74 principals and teachers
learned about accountability, budgets, and teamwork.
As part of its commitment to systemic reform, Bank of America has helped California school
districts develop strategic plans and policies. It has also trained over 2,000 high school and adult
students in entry-level banking skills.
Boeing was instrumental in helping to push through legislation to reform education in the state of
Washington. First step: Create statewide standards and assessment techniques.
Five California schools are part of Pac Tel's $2 million Education for the Future initiative.
Sacramento's Will C. Wood Middle School, with 1,200 seventh- and eighth-graders, was
reorganized into ''houses,'' where groups of 125 students and five teachers remain together for both
School-based decision-making was a primary goal of the Fort Worth independent school district,
which for two years received dollars and sense from Penney. Now the program is expanding to San
Schools determined to make bold reforms receive grants of up to $250,000 a year for three years
from RJR's Next Century Schools. In 1990, New Stanley School in Kansas City, Missouri,
lengthened its school year and introduced team teaching -- three teachers instruct the same students
for three years.
In Missouri, Arkansas, and Florida, Southwestern Bell has been helping to create coalitions of
business and community leaders, legislators, and educators interested in reforming schools.
Travelers supports the School Development Program in Hartford's public schools. The SDP model
calls for systemic reform and includes services such as a mental health team and a parent program.
Forty-five employees have begun working with teachers at Sheridan Elementary, an inner-city
school in Allentown, as part of Air Products' Growing With Science program. The kids learn about
matter, energy, the environment, and health.
Since 1983, engineers from this paper products company have taught in Virginia's rural West Point
school system. They teach both traditional science classes and principles of technology, which leads
into advanced training at a local community college.
Besides helping to sponsor MEGA (Manufacturing Education Government Associates), which
encourages partnerships between businesses and schools, Corning sends its scientists into the
classroom for hands-on demonstrations.
Each year the National Science Resources Center holds a seminar at the Smithsonian Institution to
teach hands-on science to superintendents, science coordinators, and elementary teachers. Dow has
sponsored 18 teams, representing some 40 school districts nationwide.
For ten years Du Pont has sent 200 teachers a year to the National Science Teachers Association
conference. It also sponsors a science essay contest for students that attracted 8,000 entries last
Students at Valley Grand Elementary in Selma, Alabama, enjoy ''garden-based learning.'' Using
indoor greenhouses and an outdoor garden, teachers integrate science with math, social studies,
writing, and art.
Working with Purdue University, Lilly uses the Chemobile to bring sophisticated equipment into
Indiana high school chemistry classrooms. Each year over 400 students tour Lilly's research
To stimulate students' interest in science, Medtronic awarded over $450,000 to 29 programs in the
Minneapolis/St. Paul area last year, part of a five-year, $3 million commitment. Special emphasis is
given to programs designed to reach girls and minorities.
The Merck Institute for Science Education features an on- site resource center where employees
train to become mentors in local schools. Teachers visit to learn about hands-on science modules
such as MicroWorld and Weather and Me.
For more than ten summers elementary and secondary science teachers have worked in 3M labs to
see how science is applied in the corporate world. When the school year resumes, visiting wizards
(3M employee volunteers) do experiments in the classroom.
The Say YES to a Youngster's Future partnership aims to encourage high school girls and
minorities to study math, science, and technology. Saturday sessions explore such concepts as
gravity and animal habitats.
Elementary science teachers gather in Danbury each summer for a workshop sponsored by Union
Carbide. The company also has a partnership with St. Charles Parish, which includes 10,000
Mattel's Computer Learning Labs have adapted IBM's Writing to Read program for special-needs
children. Begun in 1990, the program now serves preschools and elementary schools in 55
Westinghouse's partnership with Baltimore's Harlem Park Middle School, begun in 1986, includes a
counselor for students who are failing courses or taking drugs; last year 75% of the 400 kids
involved improved attendance, and 85% were promoted to the next grade.
As part of the Tandy Technology Scholars program, 100 seniors who excel in math, science, or
computer science receive a $1,000 scholarship; 100 teachers receive cash awards of $2,500.
American Express's Academy of Travel and Tourism reaches over 6,000 students in 350 schools.
The two-year program, begun in 1986, combines academic courses and a paid summer internship at
a tourism-related company. Ninety-five percent of the graduates pursue higher education.
Rather than sending at-risk kids for remedial help, Chevron and Stanford University offer them
accelerated classes. At Los Angeles's 99th Street Accelerated School, the average reading score on
the California Test of Basic Skills rose from the 16th percentile in 1990 to the 23rd in 1993; math
scores rose by about the same amount.
Members of the Futures 500 Club at Woodson High School in Washington receive $500 in
scholarship credits from Fannie Mae for each semester they earn all A's and B's. Of the club's 246
graduates, 213 are in college. In May the first class graduated from college; two of those ten now
work for Fannie Mae.
The Renaissance Education Foundation, supported by Jostens, attempts to motivate students and
teachers at 3,500 schools with award ceremonies and incentives from local merchants.
Since 1987, MBNA has selected 120 at-risk high school students to work at the bank eight hours a
week. This year the company began a program that pairs incarcerated Delaware youths with MBNA
In 1988, Merrill Lynch adopted 250 first-graders from inner-city schools. Merrill will pay their
tuition when they are ready for college; each year it adds $500,000 to the fund.
Maintaining a C average, having good attendance, and staying drug-free earns students at two inner-
city high schools -- Southwestern in Detroit and L.G. Pinkston in Dallas -- $250 a semester in
college tuition credits.
Students who earn all A's and B's at Eastern High School in Washington also earn $500 in
scholarship money per semester from the company. The program has awarded close to $650,000
over six years; 432 kids have participated, and 251 have gone on to college.
Reader's Digest has awarded more than $800,000 to 65 teachers and principals as part of its
American Heroes in Education program.
More than 140 teachers have participated in the Bell Atlantic/American Association for the
Advancement of Science Institute, whose goal is to give teachers new skills in science and
In Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, 800 teachers convene for two weeks at the Cray Academy, begun in
1987 to improve teaching skills. Among the courses offered last summer: Engineering With Kites.
Each summer Entergy enables 40 math and science teachers from Louisiana, Mississippi, and
Arkansas to attend a one-week science program at Delta State University in Cleveland, Mississippi.
Grants to the American Federation of Teachers and the University of Washington help fund
programs that are designing and testing new models for teacher training.
Elementary school teachers taking math and science courses at the Florida Institute of Technology
can have their tuition paid by Harris, which also sponsors seminars for South Brevard County
teachers; in 13 years, 3,000 have attended.
Math and science teachers attend summer school at the University of Tennessee and the University
of Maryland; Martin Marietta has committed over $3 million to the two programs.
In Beaumont, Texas, 45 teachers from five schools will attend workshops to improve the way they
teach math and science. Mobil hopes to expand the program to the entire school district over the
next three years.
Rockwell pays for 26 educators to spend a week at the U.S. Space Academy, a foundation in
Huntsville, Alabama, where they learn new ways to teach science.
With a grant from Unum, the University of Southern Maine gives future teachers an extra year of
training. The program is part of Unum's five-year, $1.1 million commitment to teacher training.
Elementary school teachers reluctant to tackle science in the classroom can pick up confidence at a
ten-day program in Kalamazoo, sponsored by Upjohn and the National Science Teachers
Association. So far 88 teachers have participated in ScienceGrasp, begun four years ago.
Teachers get fully paid one-year sabbaticals at Polaroid through Project Bridge, while BEAT
(Bridging Education and Technology) offers paid internships to students from two area high
Since 1990, 34 teachers have received State Farm's Good Neighbor Award. Part of the award is a
$5,000 contribution to the educational organization of the teacher's choice.
In the Great Lakes region, teachers who use technology creatively can earn their schools grants of
up to $7,000. At the Detroit Lakes Junior High School, a recent winner, students taking an Artists &
Authors course edit a literary magazine and create a video for a local elementary school.
Digital supports ACT-SO, the NAACP's Afro-American Cultural, Technological, and Scientific
Olympics program. Employees volunteer as tutors, and Digital awards cash grants to local affiliates
and personal computers to ACT-SO's gold medalists.
Apple's grants encourage educators to integrate technology into their curriculums. This year 29
recipients shared $1.6 million. In New York City, the J.H.S. 47 School for the Deaf is developing a
computerized American Sign Language dictionary featuring inner-city deaf students as actors.
Last year Applied Materials helped establish Joint Venture: Silicon Valley, a partnership of
businesses and government whose goal is to revitalize the area's economy. Pilot projects include
injecting technology into the schools of San Jose, bringing in not just computers but the culture of
technology as well.
In July math and science teachers from 16 states attended the first session of AT&T's Teachers and
Technology Institute, designed to increase the teachers' understanding of the real-world impact of
The TCI Education Project brings programs broadcast on the Discovery Channel, C-Span, CNN,
and other cable networks to classrooms in $ 16,000 schools nationwide.
The National Teacher Training Institute for Science, Math, and Technology, a partnership of
Texaco and public broadcasting networks, has reached some 30,000 teachers and four million
students. Workshops introduce teachers to lessons and hands-on activities that dovetail with the