DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
PRINS. MEMO NO. 30
September 30, 2008
Linda M. Wallinger
Assistant Superintendent for Instruction
Online Application for the 2008 Goldman Sachs Foundation Prizes for Excellence in International Education
Goldman Sachs Foundation and Asia Society are seeking applications for the 2008 Goldman Sachs Foundation Prizes for Excellence in International Education. The prize program was created in 2003 to raise awareness of the growing importance of international knowledge and skills for
Applications for the elementary/middle school, high school, district/state, and media/technology prizes are due Monday, December 1, 2008. For more information and to access the online application, please visit http://asiasociety.org/gsfprizes.
Elementary/Middle School ($25,000)
An elementary or middle school that engages all or most of its students in learning about other world regions, cultures and languages.
High School ($25,000)
A secondary school that engages all or most of its students in learning about Asia, Africa, Latin America or the Middle East, or about international affairs through its curriculum and through partnerships with other countries or local organizations.
A state or one of the 100 largest school districts that is actively promoting the development of international knowledge and skills on a wide scale through the creation of robust policies and specific programming initiatives.
A program within a
For further information, please contact Dr. Beverly Thurston, coordinator of history and social sciences, Office of Middle and High School Instruction, by e-mail at Beverly.Thurston@doe.virginia.gov or by telephone at (804) 225-2893.