Tag Archives: History Coalition

Tell Congress Not to Eliminate Title VI/Fulbright-Hays Programs

Title VI / Fulbright-Hays is an essential aspect of the infrastructure of research and education in areas beyond the boundaries of the United States. If you are in the congressional district or state of the Members on the House and Senate Appropriations Committees (see list below) call and urge their support for "holding the line" on funding, that is to say, no more cuts to Title VI/FH in FY 2012. Article By: James R. Grossman, executive director of the AHA

A Second Urgent Appeal on Education Legislation

This is the first—and I hope the last—time I will ask members of the history profession twice in one week to contact members of Congress. Indeed, my general inclination is to avoid an all-too-common Washington practice of rallying members with innumerable "urgent" notices. There is much that is urgent; but I do try to keep our please to a minimum so that you can be confident that when we do ask, it does matter - and that there is a chance that we can accomplish something. Article By: Jim Grossman, executive director of the AHA

Urgent Message on Federal Funding for History Education

On Oct. 11 the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee released the draft of a bill reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind. Sen. Tom Harkin, (D-IA), the committee chairman, and Sen. Michael Enzi (R-WY) the ranking Republican have been engaged in negotiations since early this year in crafting the bill. Article By: Jim Grossman

What We’re Reading: July 21, 2011 Edition

In the news this week, a bill has been introduced to eliminate the NHPRC, the Minnesota Historical Society has closed due to a state shutdown, and Borders bookstores are no more. Then, the negative news continues with teacher performance bonuses being eliminated in New York, a new research report showing low numbers for the humanities, and research libraries facing limited resources. Read on for thoughts on Skype interviews and the expectations of history grad students. Finally, we round up a number of posts on preserving the past: smells from history, archiving the Internet, collecting oral histories, a Spokane History mobile app, an exhibit of U.S. presidents’ ailments, and a look back at bicycles. Article By: Elisabeth Grant and Robert B. Townsend

History Programs Face Major Cuts in FY ’11 Federal Budget

On April 12, 2011, the House Appropriations Committee released a list of proposed cuts in federal programs for the remainder of Fiscal Year (FY) 2011. Nearly every program of interest to the historical and archival communities was reduced. However the fact that some, such as Teaching American History grants, survived is a testament to the dogged lobbying efforts of the National Coalition for History, its constituent organizations and allies in civics education. Article By: Lee White, executive director of the National Coalition for History

Support National History Day

The following text is an alert from the National Coalition for History. It is crossposted on the NCH web site. National History Day (NHD) is asking for your help to gain support from members of Congress for a $1 million National History Day appropriation that will help state programs grow and improve. Article By: Lee White, executive director of the National Coalition for History