CAN-DO CHILDREN CVS Caremark and Scholastic have partnered to launch the All Kids Can Learn program, a $25 million commitment to support children with disabilities. The centerpiece of the program is the All Kids Can Learn teacher's guide, which includes a "Class Tree" poster, language arts lessons and tips for varying instruction. There are also companion take-home activities. Teachers can request a copy of the curriculum by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
TAKE IT FOR GRANTED You better move quickly if you want to participate in the Lowe's Scholarship program. March 15 is the deadline for applications to the 51-year-old program, which last year awarded 358 scholarships totaling more than $450,000. Awards are based on academic achievement, leadership and community involvement. For program description and applications, visit www. lowes.com/scholarships.
THE RED STATE Middle schools can learn how to properly manage their finances by visiting the personal finance section at Junior Achievement's student center. JA recently received a $100,000 grant from Wall Street giant Goldman Sachs to beef up programs and outreach when it comes to teaching financial literacy to young adults. Many of the resources are free online for students who visit http://studentcenter. ja.org/. Tools include financial calculators and worksheets, games and a youth forum.
THEMES THAT LAST The American Heritage Education Foundation is offering teachers curriculum materials worth $150 in exchange for feedback from teachers detailing their experiences using the materials in the classroom. "America's Heritage: An Adventure in Liberty" materials explore themes of freedom, unity, progress and responsibility. The materials, which correlate to NCSS and Core Knowledge social studies standards, can be downloaded from the AHEF Web site, www.americanheritage.org.
DESIGNING KIDS The PBS kids' show "Design Squad" is inviting students to transform items from their recycling bins into the "next big thing"-and win a $10,000 cash prize in the process. The competition, which is open to kindergartners through high schoolers, launches at www.bkfk.com on April 1 and runs through June 30. Participants will try to take everyday discarded or recycled materials and re-engineer them into functional products. The grand prize-winner will receive …