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The National Archives and the University of Kentucky Libraries Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center are seeking self-nominations for the Earle C. Clements Innovation in Education Award for Civics and History Teachers.

Up to six civics, social studies, and history teachers from elementary, middle, and high schools throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky will be selected for the Clements Award and will receive $1,000 each. 

The award criteria include the following:

  • Teacher’s knowledge of, and enthusiasm for, their subject and a commitment to increasing student awareness of the importance of public service
  • Impact on student success
  • Evidence of creativity and innovation in the classroom

Applications are due Friday, May 17. 

Winners of the Clements Award will be notified in May and an award program will be held in early August at the UK Libraries Special Collections Research Center. 

The Clements Award recognizes promising and innovative Kentucky educators and honors the life and career of the late Earle C. Clements and his lifelong commitment to education and public service. 

Find more information on award criteria and submit an application here.