Urge the House to Fund K-12 History and Civics Education!

In December, President Obama signed into law a bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. The “Every Student Succeeds Act” restored funding for K-12 history and civics education that was eliminated five years ago. Unfortunately, when the President’s budget request was released on February 9 it did not include appropriations for the major new more >


Commission on National Women’s History Museum Seeks Public Input

The Congressional Commission to Study the Potential for a National Women’s History Museum has been tasked to develop an independent, bi-partisan plan that highlight themes and collections related to women’s history, and make recommendations on the museum’s location in our nation’s capital and how it might be financed, operated, and maintained. The report to Congress is more >


Congress Approves FY’ 16 Federal Funding Bill

On December 18, Congress approved a $1.15 trillion omnibus appropriations bill that will fund the federal government for the rest of fiscal year 2016. The vote in the House was 316-113 and the vote in the Senate was 65-33. President Obama has indicated he will sign the bill shortly.


President Signs “Every Student Succeeds Act” With New Funding for History & Civics Programs

The “Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015” (S. 1177)–Conference Report to Reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Overview of History-Related Provisions After nearly a decade of false starts, President Obama has signed into law a new education law to replace the controversial “No Child Left Behind Act” that was passed in 2001. On more >


Urge the Senate to Pass the “Every Student Succeeds Act”

On December 2, the House of Representatives by a vote of 359-64 approved the conference report to S. 1177, the “Every Student Succeeds Act.”  The bill reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) for the next four years and replaces the No Child Left Behind Act. Most importantly the legislation includes multiple sources of funding to support more >


Urge Congress to Restore Funding for History & Civics in ESEA Bill

On December 2, the House of Representatives is scheduled to consider the conference report to S. 1177, the “Every Student Succeeds Act.”  The bill reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) for the next four years and replaces the much maligned No Child Left Behind Act. Most importantly the legislation includes multiple sources of funding more >


NCH Comments on HHS Rule on Protection of Human Subjects in Reasearch

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently proposed revisions to the regulations for the protection of human subjects in research. On October 30, the National Coalition for History (NCH) submitted comments to HHS on the proposed rule. NCH’s comments focused on the treatment of oral history under the rule and strongly endorsed the recommendation to exclude more >


Urge Congress to Restore Funding for K-12 History & Civics Education

DEADLINE TO CONTACT YOUR CONGRESSPERSON HAS PASSED.   Negotiations to finalize a rewrite of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) will resume when Congress returns after Labor Day. Members of the House and Senate will be meeting to iron out the differences between the versions of the bill passed by each body. Quite simply, the more >


House Bill Surfaces That Would Eliminate the NHPRC

Recently a draft bill surfaced in the House which included a provision to eliminate the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC). On July 21, the House Oversight and Government Reform (OGR) Committee had been expected to consider legislation to address the massive employee records data breach at the Office of Personnel Management. The costs more >