On June 6, the U.S. Department of Education announced 124 grants, totaling more than $118 million, to school districts in 38 states to boost the quality of American history education. The Teaching American History program supports three-year projects to improve teachers’ appreciation for and knowledge of traditional American history through intensive, on-going professional development. All grantees must work in partnership with one or more organizations that have extensive knowledge of American history, including libraries, museums, non-profit history or humanities organizations, and/or higher education institutions.

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