Museums and libraries support formal education from early elementary through the highest levels of research and scholarship.
Partnership: National Student Poets Program
The President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and IMLS are partnering with the nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers on the National Student Poets Program, the country’s highest honor for youth poets whose original work exhibits exceptional creativity, dedication to craft, and promise.
Search the Awarded Grants database for grants to programs that strengthen education support (issue areas have only been assigned to grants awarded since FY 2009)
Education support content on the IMLS Web site:
The Haines Borough Public Library and the Chilkoot Indian Association worked together on a project to share Native cultural knowledge and to offer basic literacy and technology programs to help the members of their rural, isolated community. The results: new energy and programs that empower residents with a solid foundation of traditional life skills to weather hard times, technical literacy for twenty-first century success, and mutual understanding and respect.
The Balboa Park Online Collaborative launched the Balboa Park Commons, a resource for educators featuring more than 20,000 digitized photographs and artifacts from seven cultural organizations in Balboa Park.
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan is bringing the museum experience into public housing developments with a model program that includes early childhood literacy elements, health exhibits, and educational programming.
Dee, a Columbian Mammoth, was 65 to 70 when he died approximately 11,600 years ago. In 2010, Dee was reborn as the centerpiece of a major Ice Age exhibit at the Tate Geological Museum at Casper College.
Art museums can be excellent English literacy classrooms. An innovative program that partners university and community college ESL programs with New York City art museums is finding that works of art generate excellent discussions for students of English.