Se conceden $118 millones en subvenciones para mejorar la Enseñanza de la Historia Americana
Se enfatiza la historia de EEUU conforme a la Ley Que Ningún Niño Se Quede Atrás
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PARA LA DIVULGACIÓN
13 de octubre de 2005
Enlaces: Public Affairs
(202) 401-1576

Nota a los directores: Aparece a continuación una lista de beneficiarios de las subvenciones.

Unas 129 subvenciones que ascienden a un valor total superior a $118 millones se han concedido a distritos escolares en 40 estados con el objeto de mejorar la calidad de la enseñanza sobre la historia americana, adelantó la Secretaria de Educación de EEUU Margaret Spellings.

"Más que nunca, este es el momento de celebrar los principios fundamentales de nuestra gran democracia y los hombres y las mujeres que hicieron posible nuestra libertad, así como los que han luchado y continúan luchando por esa libertad", dijo la Secretaria Spellings. "Estas subvenciones para la enseñanza de la historia americana profundizarán los conocimientos de los maestros y, a su vez, darán a los estudiantes una mayor comprensión y aprecio de nuestra rica historia. Los estudiantes que cuentan con una buena base en la historia tienen mayor probabilidad de ser participantes activos e informados en nuestra sociedad democrática."

El programa de subvenciones discrecionales para la Enseñanza de la Historia Americana (Teaching American History discretionary grant program) presta apoyo a proyectos de tres años dirigidos a mejorar el aprecio y los conocimientos de la historia americana mediante el desarrollo profesional intensivo y continuado. Los proyectos deben ser en colaboración con organizaciones que tengan amplios conocimientos sobre la historia americana, entre las cuales se incluyen las bibliotecas, los museos, las organizaciones sin fines de lucro dedicadas a la historia o las humanidades y las instituciones de educación superior.

La Historia es una de las materias académicas básicas según lo dispuesto en la histórica ley Que Ningún Niño Se Quede Atrás; sin embargo, la Evaluación Nacional del Progreso Educativo, conocida por sus siglas en inglés NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) y, popularmente, como las "calificaciones del país", muestra que menos del 25 por ciento de los estudiantes del cuarto, octavo y doceavo grados son competentes en materia de historia americana. El Departamento de Educación de EEUU ha podido constatar que los estudiantes se desempeñan mejor si sus maestros cuentan con conocimientos profundos sobre las materias que enseñan. Mediante el programa de subvenciones para la Enseñanza de la Historia Americana, los maestros de historia profundizarán en el contenido de historia americana a fin de poder enseñar de manera más eficaz a sus estudiantes.

Se puede obtener mayor información sobre las subvenciones para la Enseñanza de la Historia Americana en: http://www.ed.gov/programs/teachinghistory/index.html

La Ley Que Ningún Niño Se Quede Atrás es la histórica legislación bipartidista de reforma educativa que tiene por objeto transformar la cultura de las escuelas de EEUU al cerrar la brecha en el rendimiento académico, al ofrecer mayor flexibilidad a los estados, al dar a los padres más información y opciones y al enseñar a los estudiantes con base en lo eficaz. Conforme a las firmes disposiciones de la ley respecto a la responsabilidad de los resultados, los estados deben describir cómo cerrarán la brecha en el rendimiento y garantizarán que todos los estudiantes, incluso los que tienen discapacidades, se superen académicamente.

Subvenciones para la enseñanza de la historia americana (Teaching American History Grants)
2005

AK—Fairbanks North Star Borough School District, $499,963
AL—Madison County Board of Education, $999,940
CA—Clovis Unified School District, $1,782,741
CA—Glendale Unified School District, $1,000,000
CA—Glenn County Office of Education, $999,997
CA—Los Angeles County Office of Education, $1,359,344
CA—Napa Valley Unified School District, $999,916
CA—Northern Humboldt Union High School District, $974,433
CA—Pasadena Unified School District, $969,555
CA—Placer County Office of Education, $1,000,000
CA—Riverside Unified School District, $871,137
CA—San Francisco Unified School District, $999,758
CA—San Juan Unified School District, $990,607
CA—Santa Anna Unified School District, $999,967
CA—Wiseburn School District, $499,964
CO—Southeastern BOCES, $499,956
CT—Area Cooperative Educational Services, $906,293
CT—Hartford Public Schools, $920,716
CT—Newington Public Schools, $957,960
CT—Stratford Public Schools, $982,395
DE—Colonial School District, $991,113
FL—Brevard Public Schools-Public School System, $827,147
FL—School Board of Pinellas County, Florida, $990,329
FL—School Board of Broward County, $992,406
GA—Clayton County Public Schools, $999,998
GA—Coastal Plains RESA, $989,271
GA—Henry County Schools-Henry County Board of Education, $999,622
GA—Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools, $1,000,000
IA—Dubuque Community School District, $499,925
IL—Homewood-Flossmoor Community H.S. District #233, $967,900
IL—Regional Office of Education #26, $581,019
IL—Urbana School District #116, $991,750
IL—Woodstock Community Unit School District, $999,945
IN—Madison Consolidated Schools, $499,980
KS—Olathe District Schools #233, $661,650
KS—USD #208-WaKeeney School District, $999,879
KY—Ballard County Board of Education, $1,000,000
LA—Caddo Public Schools, $999,925
LA—Lafayette Parish School System, $999,943
LA—Lafourche Parish School Board, $809,944
MA—Beverly Public Schools, $999,052
MA—Fall River Public Schools, $984,841
MA—Hampshire Educational Collaborative, $995,000
MA—Public Schools of Brookline, $999,828
MA—The Education Cooperative, $798,175
MA—Westfield Public Schools, $999,650
MA—Worcester Public Schools, $999,908
MD—Baltimore County Public Schools, $994,334
ME—Gorham Public Schools, $880,580
MI—Flint Community Schools, $499,999
MI—Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency, $992,696
MI—Lansing School District, $999,996
MI—Muskegon Area Intermediate Schools, $886,130
MN—Saint Paul Public Schools-ISD 625, $835,147
MO—Crane, Missouri R-III School District, $968,283
MO—East Newton R-VI Schools, $998,469
MO—Jackson RII Schools, $971,475
MO—Parkway School District, $889,883
MO—St. Louis Public Schools, $619,749
MT—Shelby Public Schools, $499,996
MT—Twin Bridges Public Schools, $999,987
NC—Caldwell County Schools, $500,000
NC—Carter G. Woodson State Charter School of Challenge, $1,903,880
NE—Omaha Public Schools, $976,818
NJ—Delsea Regional High School District, $999,825
NJ—Ewing Township School District, $938,462
NJ—Jersey City Public Schools, $998,882
NJ—Lakewood Public School District, $998,641
NJ—Milburn Township Public Schools, $938,462
NJ—Paterson Public Schools, $999,948
NJ—Pennsville School District, $497,945
NJ—Trenton Board of Education, $999,390
NJ—West Morris Regional High School District, $499,000
NM—Taos Municipal Schools, $976,278
NV—Washoe County School District, $955,283
NY—Community School District 13, $452,657
NY—Community School District 2, NYC Dept of Education Region 9, $925,901
NY—Community School District 4, $997,455
NY—Community School District 7, NYC Dept of Ed, Region 9, $904,180
NY—District 29/Region 3, NYC Dept of Ed, $985,215
NY—District 9-DOE New York City, $990,614
NY—Dutchess County Board of Cooperative Educational Services, $999,522
NY—New York City Dept. of Education, $984,000
NY—New York City Dept. of Education, $978,881
NY—NYC Dept of Education Regional Instruction Center 10, $999,999
NY—NYC Public School District DOE, Community School District 28 (Region 3), $983,980
OH—Akron Board of Education, $990,505
OH—Alternative Education Academy, $484,443
OH—Euclid City School District, $998,488
OH—Fairfield City Schools, $995,093
OH—Perry Hocking Educational Service Center, $993,095
OK—Byng Public School, $499,846
OK—Latta Public School, $499,959
OK—Morrison Public School 52-1006, $500,000
OR—High Desert Education Service District, $999,801
OR—Multnomah Educational Service District, $1,999,949
OR—Portland Public School District #1J, $999,915
PA—Central Susquehanna Intermediate Unit, $1,230,178
PA—Ridley School District, $458,582
PA—School District of Philadelphia, $1,000,000
PA—School District of the City of Erie, $499,734
RI—East Providence School Department, $566,779
TN—Johnson City Schools, $993,684
TX—Cypress-Fairbanks ISD, $994,487
TX—Education Service Center, Region XIII-Center for Teaching and Learning, $1,139,250
TX—Houston Independent School District, $984,899
TX—Region 10 Education Service Center, $1,519,771
TX—Region 16 Education Service Center, $930,825
TX—Region 5 Education Service Center, $999,753
TX—San Antonio ISD, $1,000,000
TX—Kennedy Independent School District, $500,000
UT—Alpine School District, $999,564
UT—Logan City School District, $999,974
UT—Ute Indian Tribe Education Department/LEA, $499,628
VA—Fairfax County Public Schools-Department of Instructional Services, $999,206
VA—Hampton City Schools, $997,276
VA—Loudoun County Public Schools, $999,440
VA—Northampton County Public Schools, $496,663
VA—Roanoke City Schools, $993,060
VA—Stafford County Public Schools, $999,982
VA—Virginia Beach City Public Schools, $990,940
WA—Educational Service District 101, $997,993
WA—Educational Service District 112, $999,686
WA—Thorp School District #400, $998,781
WI—CESA 10 (#9910), $1,522,596
WI—School District of La Crosse, $999,118
WV—Regional Educational Service Agency, $999,147
WV—Upshur County Schools, $498,142
WY—Teton County School District #1, $499,850

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