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Florida Districts Garner Grants for Teaching American History Project

Ten Florida School districts were recently awarded more than $9.6 million dollars in grants to help schools improve the teaching of American history. The Teaching American History grant program is designed to improve student achievement by enhancing teachers’ knowledge of traditional American history through intensive ongoing professional development in both content and research-based teaching strategies. The five-year grant will fund projects collaboratively developed by organizations with extensive knowledge of American history such as libraries, museums, nonprofit or humanities organizations and institutions of higher education.

Florida school districts receiving the grant are:

  • Brevard County – $977,215
  • Citrus County – $484,098
  • Florida Virtual School – $983,419
  • Lake County – $716,669
  • Manatee County – $974,436
  • Miami-Dade County – $1,799,880
  • Pinellas County – $821,626
  • Polk County – $998,640
  • Sarasota County – $984,122
  • Volusia County – $907,686

For more information about the Teaching American History grant program, visit http://www.ed.gov/programs/teachinghistory/index.html.