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CHICAGO SCHOOL PARTNERSHIP WINS ANDERSON MEDAL

 TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Access 2000 Chicago Partnership, an education reform alliance involving about one-quarter of that city's public schools, was presented the 1992 Anderson Medal by the Business-Higher Education Forum at the organization's Winter Meeting currently underway in Tucson.
 The award -- named after Robert Anderson, retired chairman and chief executive officer of Rockwell International Corp. -- is given annually by the Business-Higher Education Forum to honor partnerships among businesses, higher education institutions and public schools that seek to improve the performance of American students.
 The Forum, a national organization of corporate and academic chief executives, is affiliated with the American Council on Education, the nation's principal higher education association. Anderson chaired the Forum from 1982 to 1984.
 Access 2000 Chicago Partnership works to increase the participation of underrepresented minorities in science, engineering, and math professions through nearly 40 precollegiate projects serving African-American and Latino students or their teachers.
 Among the components of Access 200 Chicago Partnership are:
 -- The Young Scholars Project, a series of activities that prepare students for the Advanced Placement Examination in Computer Science;
 -- The Black Churches Project, a network of tutoring centers that focus on math and science and are linked to local schools;
 -- A program to improve the precollegiate math skills of students at three high schools by creating double periods for Algebra I;
 -- A training project that teaches instructors of grades three through eight a well-known and successful instructional model for teaching math and science; and
 -- A summer algebra camp that teaches eighth grade instructors a high-quality algebra instructional model.
 Partners in Access 2000 include the Chicago Public Schools; Institute for Illinois; AMOCO Corp.; Kraft General Foods; General Motors Corp.; Solutions Inc; Argonne National Laboratory (managed by the University of Chicago); Chicago State University; Illinois Institute of Technology; Loyola University of Chicago; Northwestern University and University of Illinois at Chicago. Substantial in- kind contributions are provided by AT&T Bell Labs, IBM and several private consultants. The project's primary funder is the Human Resource Development Division of the National Science Foundation.
 Founded in 1978 by the American Council on Education, the Forum is a membership organization of 100 chief executives of major corporations and college and universities.
 Rockwell International, headquartered in Seal Beach, Calif., is a multiindustry company applying advanced technology to a wide range of products in its electronics, aerospace, automotive and graphics businesses.
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