A Teacher Is Sought For Mcauliffe Award

November 07, 1990

A $33,000 grant will be awarded to the Maryland teacher selected to participate in the 1991 Christa McAuliffe Fellowship.

The yearlong fellowship, which is open to all public and private school teachers, was created to allow teachers to go on sabbatical for study or research, consultation with or assistance to a school district or private school system, or development of an innovative instructional program or model teacher program.

The federally funded program was created in memory of Christa McAuliffe, the teacher-astronaut killed when the space shuttle Challenger exploded in 1986.

Fellowship proposals must be received by the Maryland Higher Education Commission no later than 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4.

A committee of school administrators, teachers, parents and representatives of institutions of higher learning will review all proposals and recommend candidates to the U.S. Department of Education. The U.S. Secretary of Education will announce the Maryland Christa McAuliffe Fellow in April 1991.

Information: 974-5370.

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