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U.S. Department of Education/$1 Million Grant
 MAILED:  July 6, 2004

A representative from the U.S. Department of Education will be in Eau Claire Wednesday, July 7, to present a $1 million grant to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and its grant partners, CESA 10 and 11, and the Chippewa Valley Museum.

Kristine Cohn, the U.S. Department of Education Secretary's representative for Region V, will make the presentation at noon at the Pine Pavilion in Carson Park (near the parking lot for the baseball stadium).

Please join us Wednesday in Carson Park for this wonderful presentation/celebration (you're welcome to stay for a picnic lunch).

The grant will fund an innovative UW-Eau Claire program that will help more than 200 elementary and secondary teachers from 39 school districts in northern and western Wisconsin learn new ways to teach American history. The "Learning by Doing: Public History in the Classroom" program - a partnership among the UW-Eau Claire history department, CESA 10 and 11 and the Chippewa Valley Museum - is an example of UW-Eau Claire's commitment to developing programs that will directly benefit our region and state.

In addition to Cohn, others speaking during the July 7 event will include:

The grant presentation will be part of a picnic for area teachers who already are involved in "Learning by Doing: Public History in the Classroom" program, which was launched in 2002 with another U.S. Department of Education $1 million grant. Some 60-70 teachers are expected to attend the picnic and grant presentation.

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Updated: December 28, 2004