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 >


National Archives Issues Proposed Rule on “Controlled Unclassified Information”

The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) recently issued a Proposed Rule on “Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI)” in the Federal Register. To access the proposed rule, click here. CUI is information that, while sensitive, does not meet the higher level of security restrictions needed to qualify as classified. The challenge of how to develop a more >


NCH Questions Government’s Handling of Clinton E-Mails

On March 17, the National Coalition for History and eleven other pro-transparency groups wrote to the Secretary of State and the Archivist of the United States, requesting that they independently verify the preservation of federal records among the emails in electronic form.. The groups wrote, “the task of determining which emails constitute federal records should more >


Administration Submits FY16 Budget Request to Congress

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 more >