Education Department Announces Teaching American History Grants

The U.S. Department of Education recently announced the award of $116 million for 122 new grants to improve the quality of American history education. The grants are being awarded to school districts in 40 states nationwide.

The Teaching American History (TAH) grant program supports three-year projects to improve teachers’ knowledge and understanding of traditional American history through intensive, on-going professional development.

As we have reported, both the House and Senate Appropriations Committees have approved funding bills providing around $120 million for the TAH program in fiscal year (FY) 2008. This is similar to the amount provided in FY ’07 and is $70 million more than the President’s request for the program in FY ’08.