COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 128
September 11, 1998

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM: Paul D. Stapleton
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT: 1999 GTE GIFT Grant Awards

 
 The GTE Growth Initiatives For Teachers (GIFT) is a grant
  program for public and private school mathematics and science
  teachers, grades 7 to 12, in 35 eligible states and the
  District of Columbia.  Every year, the GTE foundation awards
  $12,000 GIFT grants to 60 teams composed of one science and
  one mathematics teacher from the same school who plan to
  integrate the two subjects in their school's curriculum
  through the use of technology.  Each winning team receives
  $7,000 for a school enrichment project and $5,000 toward
  professional development activities.  Shirley Gearheart and
  Mary Norris, teachers at Radford High School in Radford,
  Virginia, have been named 1998 GIFT Fellows.

  Applications are now available for the 1999 GIFT program. 
  Applications are available by calling 800-315-5010 or by
  downloading it at http://www.gte.com/g/community/gift.html. 
  The deadline for submission is January 15, 1999.

  For further information contact Mrs. Maureen Hijar,
  Mathematics Specialist, at 804-786-6418 or
  mhijar@pen.k12.va.us.



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