Lautenberg, Menendez Announce Nearly $3 Million For Teaching American History Programs Across NJ

Lautenberg, Menendez Announce Nearly $3 Million For Teaching American History Programs Across NJ

Washington - Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) and Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) today announced that several New Jersey schools will receive nearly $3 million in federal funding through the Teaching American History grant program to further train teachers and help students better grasp the subject.

"American history is a vital part of our children's education," said Sen. Lautenberg. "These federal funds will provide our teachers with additional tools to enhance the learning experience for New Jersey students in a way that is engaging and meaningful."

"Giving our schoolchildren a full understanding and appreciation of our nation's history helps equip them to be able to make sound judgments and decisions about our nation's future," said Sen. Menendez. "Investments in our schools and teachers like these help the development of our children and help lay the foundation for long term economic security."

The following communities will receive federal funding:

• $499,995 for Washington Township Board of Education
• $999,998 for Bergen County Technical Schools
• $954,136 for Moorestown Township Public Schools
• $499,995 for Woodbury Public School District

The Teaching American History Grant Program, distributed through the U.S. Department of Education, provides teachers with an opportunity to enhance their knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of traditional American history. It provides new resources for course instruction to raise student interest and achievement in the subject. The instruction provided to these teachers by experts in America history will help them teach the subject in an exciting way that will help students better connect with the nation's past. The grant is distributed to local education agencies on a competitive basis.

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