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No Funding for FY 2011 Teaching American History Grant Applications

The Department of Education has decided not to fund any of Teaching American History (TAH) grant applications submitted in 2011. Instead, remaining funds will be used for continuation grants for some current TAH projects. An email was sent out last week:


Sent: Fri 5/27/2011 1:18 PM
Subject: 2011 Application For Grants Under the Teaching American History Program

Dear Sir or Madam:

Thank you for your application to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2011 Teaching American History (TAH) grant completion.   As you may be aware, funding for many Department of Education programs was decreased in the FY 2011 full-year continuing resolution.  As a result, there are sufficient funds only to support continuation grants for the TAH program to current grantees.  We, therefore, will not be making any new awards in FY 2011 for this program.

We appreciate your interest in this program and your support for improving the teaching of American history in our nation’s schools. We encourage you to access the TAH Web site, which lists all current grantees and provides abstracts for their projects.  These projects include a variety of strategies with activities that support high-quality professional development for history teachers.  That site may be accessed at http://teachinghistory.org/tah-grants.

If you have further questions on the TAH program, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Peggi Zelinko
Director
Teacher Quality Programs
Office of Innovation and Improvement
U.S. Department of Education

Meanwhile, the House of Representatives has a taken another step towards eliminating the TAH program.

Read some of our previous posts on evaluation and the Teaching American History program:

The evaluation of the TAH program, George Washington, and lessons learned:

Teaching American History Grant Evaluation: Glenn Beck, the Center for American Progress and “No Evidence”? -Part III

TAH, evaluation, evidence, and how a Fox News analyst’s remarks criticizing the Teaching American History program were misleading at best:

Teaching American History Grant Evaluation: Glenn Beck, the Center for American Progress and “No Evidence”? -Part II

How Glenn Beck and the Center for American Progress have sparred over the Teaching American History program:

Teaching American History Grant Evaluation: Glenn Beck, the Center for American Progress and “No Evidence”? -Part I

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