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Winners of Goldman Sachs Prizes for Excellence Announced Philanthropy News Digest

Payton College Prep Honored For Global Perspective
ABC.com (Chicago)
June 6, 2007

Educators Appeal For More Global Teaching
Voice of America
July 4, 2007

Ralph Begleiter
Former CNN World Affairs Correspondent

Ambassador Stephen W. Bosworth
Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Gaston Caperton
Governor of West Virginia (1989-1997), and
The College Board

Congressman Michael N. Castle
U.S. Representative, Delaware

Milton Chen
Executive Director
The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Henry Cornell
Managing Director
Goldman, Sachs and Co., and
Asia Society Trustee

John M. Engler
Governor of Michigan (1991-2003)
President & CEO, National Association of Manufacturers

Charlotte K. Frank
Senior Vice President
Research and Development
The McGraw-Hill Companies

Antonia Hernandez
President and CEO
California Community Foundation

James B. Hunt, Jr.
Governor of North Carolina (1977-1985, 1993-2001) and Asia Society Trustee

Helene L. Kaplan
Senior Counsel
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Charles E. M. Kolb
Committee on Economic Development

Kurt Landgraf
Educational Testing Service

Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering
Senior Vice President, International Relations
The Boeing Company

Admiral Joseph Prueher
Former Commander in Chief
US Pacific Command

Richard Riley
Former US Secretary of Education

Morley Safer

CBS News

Ambassador Frank G. Wisner
Vice Chairman, External Affairs
American International Group, Inc.

2006 Prizes for Excellence in International Education

Developing Global Leaders: Bringing Our Schools Out of the 20th Century

A new model of education is growing in communities around  the United States, exemplified by the outstanding work of the prize winners recognized by The Goldman Sachs Foundation and Asia Society.  Students in Chicago, New York, Washington, DC, and Massachusetts are learning Asian languages, mastering the intricacies of international economics, learning to solve global problems, and collaborating with peers in China, France, Japan, Chile, and South Africa. Driven in part by international competition, concerns about international relations, and increased parent demands for higher level skills, competencies in cultural awareness, world history, economics, and languages are now becoming an important new basic for every American student.esponding to recent reports documenting that US students are woefully uninformed about the rest of the world, The Goldman Sachs Foundation and Asia Society salute the winners of The Goldman Sachs Foundation Prizes for Excellence in International Education.

The winners, who received $25,000 in each category, are:

Washington International School, Washington, DC

PodcastListen to an interview with Kate Meenan-Waugh, Director of Global Initiatives, and Richard Hall, Head of School. Transcript

Walter Payton Preparatory High School, Chicago, IL

PodcastListen to an interview with Ellen Estrada, Principal, and Ken Mularski, Curriculum Resource Coordinator. Transcript

PodcastListen to an interview with Kathy Ennis, Executive Director, Primary Source. Transcript

Thirteen/WNET, New York, NY
PodcastListen to an interview with Ashlinn Quinn, Outreach Producer. Transcript

About the Youth Prizewinners

The Prizes were established to identify effective and replicable models of international education that address concerns about the economic, social, and diplomatic costs of educational isolationism.

In June 2003, The Goldman Sachs Foundation and Asia Society established a national competition for annual prizes recognizing excellence in international education. The prizes were established to identify and recognize the best examples of international education for K-12 students and teachers, and to disseminate practical and innovative models that are worthy of broader visibility and replication. Since its inception, the competition has drawn over 600 applications, from a wide variety of schools—urban, suburban, and rural; public, private, and charter—in 44 states and the District of Columbia. Schools and organizations in the applicant pool are striving to make international knowledge and skills a key part of a 21st century education and together reach millions of students and families.

Past winners have received widespread recognition and are playing important roles in stimulating innovation. For example, the prizes awarded for excellence in media and technology have helped propel Sesame Workshop to greatly expand its “Muppet-diplomacy” global awareness programming and helped iEARN to greatly expand the number of students collaborating online with their international peers. The John Stanford International School in Seattle, winner of the 2003 elementary/middle school category, has become the model for a network of ten new international schools to be launched in Seattle. The International School of the Americas in San Antonio, Texas and the Metropolitan Learning Center in Hartford, Connecticut have become models for a new national network of small urban international studies secondary schools aimed at preparing low-income and minority students for college and work in a global age. And the Chinese American International School in San Francisco is playing an important role in informing the growth of Chinese language programs across the country. Click here for more information on past winners.





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