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AHA Helping Protect FLAS for Graduate Students

The AHA has signed on to a memo from the Coalition for International Education urging the US Department of Education to protect Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships. A new interpretation of policy would make graduate students seeking funding for beginning level training in less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) ineligible for FLAS fellowships. In opposing this change, the AHA recognizes the need to protect the nation’s efforts to strengthen area and international studies among the rising generation of scholars. Read the letter in its entirety online.

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2016 AHA Nominations

Compiled by Liz Townsend

The Nominating Committee for 2016–17, chaired by François Furstenberg (Johns Hopkins Univ.), met in Washington, DC, on February 19 and 20 and offers the following candidates for offices of the Association that are to be filled in the election this year.

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

By Lee White

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 program source of funding for history and civics.