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Edison teachers win summer fellowships for graduate study

• Jun 27, 2018 at 12:00 PM

ASHLAND — Edison High School teachers Haley Baun and Mary Traut have been awarded prestigious McMaster Summer Fellowships by the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University.

“During their week at Ashbrook, the summer fellows study the ideas that motivated the people who have shaped our nation’s history by reading what these individuals said and wrote at the time,” program director Chris Pascarella said.

“The fellows then engage in small, discussion-based seminars led by nationally distinguished faculty and engage with other teachers about the meaning and importance of the ‘core documents’ under discussion.”

Teachers chosen as summer fellows participate in a rigorous, week-long, graduate-level summer course with other students enrolled in the Ashbrook master of arts in American history and government program. It is the nation's only master's degree program developed specifically for history and government teachers. The courses run from late June through July.

The Ashbrook Center is a highly regarded, non-profit provider of educational programs for U.S. history and government teachers, as well as high school and college students.

The fellowships were made possible through generous funding support from the Harold & Helen McMaster Foundation.

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