The National Coalition for History (NCH) is a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit educational organization providing leadership in history-related advocacy, serving as the profession's national voice, and acting as a clearinghouse of news and information.

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Administration Submits FY16 Budget Request to Congress

February 4th, 2015

On February 2, the Obama administration released its fiscal year (FY) 2016 budget request to Congress. The National Coalition for History (NCH) has created a chart showing the budget requests for all major federal agency programs affecting history, archives and education. To access the budget chart, click on this link. FY 16 Obama budget request 2-4-15 (NCH) Read More…

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NCH provides two ways for you to receive in-depth analysis of history- and archival-related news from the Nations capital. The NCH Washington Update, is a weekly electronic newsletter that wraps up events from the past week. We also offer an RSS feed that provides real-time access to news as it is being made. These reports provide information on legislation, hearings, markups, and regulatory issues of concern to historians, archivists, and other stakeholders. Both the newsletter and RSS feed are free and provided as a public service.
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NCH Issues Statement on the Revised AP History Framework

September 3rd, 2014

In recent months, the newly developed framework for the Advance Placement (AP) in U.S. History exam, issued by The College Board, has sparked controversy across the country. On September 3, the National Coalition for History sent a letter to the State Boards of Education in eight states (Georgia, Tennessee, Louisiana, South Carolina, North Carolina, Texas, Colorado and Nevada) supporting the efforts of The College Board in trying to make the AP History course and exam more flexible and reflect ongoing developments in scholarship. Read the full article »

House Appropriations Committee Restores Proposed Cuts in NEH FY 15 Budget

July 15th, 2014

On July 15, the House Appropriations Committee adopted the Interior, Environment and Related Agencies FY 15 funding bill. The Appropriations Committee included $146 million for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). The Committee added $8 million in funding for the NEH, up from the $138 million level recommended by the Interior appropriations subcommittee. Read the full article »