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Marion Williams
Marion Williams

Public schools in Flint were organized in 1834.  Students paid 10 cents per week to attend.

Over 100 years later, Flint Community Schools hired its first African American teacher,
Marion Williams, in 1943.

 

 
 
 

Frequently Asked Questions

 
 

How was the Flint Community Schools Teaching American History Grant (TAHG) Program funded?
Funding for the Teaching American History Grant Program was made possible by the “Teaching American History” federal grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The Teaching American History Grant Program is a discretionary grant program funded under Title II-C, subpart 4 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

How was the program structured?
In order to have a lasting impact on the teaching of American history, TAHG was designed to provide intensive, in-depth exploration of U.S. History.  TAHG provided teachers with three full years of professional development.

Was there a cost to participate, and what were the benefits?
There was no cost to participating teachers.  The U.S. Department of Education fully funded this program for the entire three-year duration.  In addition to receiving stipends, participating teachers received classroom materials, provision for classroom substitute teachers, CEUs or graduate credit(s) based upon approval from the Michigan Department of Education and partnering univeristy, interactions with historical experts, and curriculum development opportunities.

What was the main goal of the project?
The overall goal of the program was to increase student achievement by enhancing teachers’ knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of traditional American history.