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Part C - Innovation For Teacher Quality. Subpart 4 - Teaching Of Traditional American History. Establishment of program.   

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(a) In general

The Secretary may establish and implement a program to be known as the "Teaching American History Grant Program", under which the Secretary shall award grants on a competitive basis to local educational agencies -

(1) to carry out activities to promote the teaching of traditional American history in elementary schools and secondary schools as a separate academic subject (not as a component of social studies); and

(2) for the development, implementation, and strengthening of programs to teach traditional American history as a separate academic subject (not as a component of social studies) within elementary school and secondary school curricula, including the implementation of activities -

(A) to improve the quality of instruction; and

(B) to provide professional development and teacher education activities with respect to American history.

(b) Required partnership

A local educational agency that receives a grant under subsection

(a) of this section shall carry out activities under the grant in partnership with one or more of the following:

(1) An institution of higher education.

(2) A nonprofit history or humanities organization.

(3) A library or museum.

(c) Application To be eligible to receive an grant under this section, a local educational agency shall submit an application to the Secretary at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the Secretary may require.

(Pub. L. 89-10, title II, Sec. 2351, as added Pub. L. 107-110, title II, Sec. 201, Jan. 8, 2002, 115 Stat. 1666.)