ERIC Number: ED483987
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Report on the Texas Geography Fund Program, Fiscal Year 2004.
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
House Bill 3590, passed by the 77th Texas Legislature, established the Texas Fund for Geography Education. The legislation permits the Board to enter into an agreement with the National Geographic Society to develop and operate an endowment fund, the earnings of which will be available for competitive grants to fund partnerships which enhance geography education for K-12 students. The partnerships shall include, at a minimum, an institution of higher education and a Texas K-12 institution. The fund is currently endowed at approximately $1 million. Staff has been notified that approximately $56,000 in earnings is available for the 2004- 2005 grant awards. The current year's grant cycle is underway, with new grants to be awarded later this fall. This annual report includes a brief history of the fund, a statement of the fund's value and its earnings, a brief summary of each project supported previously by a grant from the earnings, a roster of the Advisory Committee members and their affiliations, and other related information, as required by the Texas Education Code, Sec. 61.99681 through 61.9685 and the Texas Administrative Code (Title 19, Part 1, Chapter 13, Subchapter J, Rule 13.187). The following are appended: (1) Projects funded during 2003-2004, Texas Geography Fund Grant Competition; and (2) Texas Geography Fund 2004/2005.
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Grants, Endowment Funds, Geography Instruction, Public Education, Higher Education, Elementary Secondary Education
Division of Participation and Success, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, P.O. Box 12788, Austin, TX 78711. Web site: http://www.thecb.state.tx.us.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: Texas State Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.