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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 »
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 »