CPB Offers Grants for Student Civic Education
The Corporation for Public Broadcasting (www.cpb.org) has just announced an American History and Civics Initiative to address critical shortfalls in middle and high school students' knowledge of American history, the U.S. political system, and their roles as citizens. The initiative will award grants to forge unique and sustainable partnerships between public television producers and broadcast outlets, the educational community, curriculum developers, the high tech industry, and other appropriate partners to design new, groundbreaking media projects that measurably improve the learning of American history and enhance civic participation among middle and high school students. Any public or private, nonprofit, educational, or commercial entity is eligible to apply. See the CPB Web site for the complete Request For Proposals, a list of Frequently Asked Questions, and program updates. The deadline for applications is November 1, 2005.