ON-Lion Letter
The work of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in New York City to increase the level and quality of K-12 history education in America is covered in an early-2008 edition of Education Week.

The Institute has a network of 40 history schools and 21 affiliates that offer a rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum with expanded courses and course material on American history.  The network includes high schools, middle schools, and one elementary school.  It also supports Saturday academies at many of the schools, through which courses on specific historical themes or events are offered.

In the January 9, 2008, Education Week article -- "Let History Reign," by Kathleen Kennedy Manzo --Spanish River High School assistant principal Mara Goron says, "Students have so many opportunities through this program to study history in depth that their counterparts who are not in the program don't have."  Spanish River High is in Palm Beach County, Fla.

At the Milwaukee High School of the Arts, Gilder Lehrman coursework is well-integrated with the rest of its curriculum, according to Manzo, and many faculty members have been able to attend Gilder Lehrman's summer workshops to enhance their teaching.

The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation supports the Gilder Lehrman Institute's work in Milwaukee.
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