Curriculum Now Available!
The highly anticipated moment is here! SERC is incredibly pleased to share the results of hard work and dedication to the development of CT's African American/Black and Puerto Rican/Latino Course of Studies. History in the making! Thank you!
Download the Curriculum Here
Updated October 1, 2021
Changelog: What's new in this revision?
Preserving Our History; Preparing for Our Future: Progress on Public Act 19-12, An Act Concerning the Inclusion of Black and Latino Studies in the Public School Curriculum
Monday, FEBRUARY 27TH
2:00pm-3:00pm In-Person: 165 Capitol Ave, Hartford, CT
Conference Rooms D & E
Presented by The Governor’s Council on Women and Girls
Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz
State Department of Education Commissioner Charlene Russell-Tucker
In person by Feb. 23: email Christine.Jean-Louis@ct.gov
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In the News: Hamden Library Podcast: Teaching Black History
The Hamden Library Podcast’s discussed the CT African American/Black and Puerto Rican/Latino Curriculum, and includes interviews with people involved in the curriculum’s development as well as those currently teaching it to CT students.
Listen to the podcast here: https://www.buzzsprout.com/1846599/12172116
In the News: Connecticut introduces Black and Hispanic studies class to high school curriculums
News 8 recently featured the Black and Hispanic Studies Curriculum in a news story that included remarks from Governor Lamont, teachers and staff, and students who are taking the course.
Watch the story here: https://www.wtnh.com/news/connecticut/hartford/connecticut-introduces-black-and-hispanic-studies-class-to-high-school-curriculums/#new_tab
In the News: New NHS Class Expanding History Using Local Reference Points
The Newtown Bee recently published an article about the new curriculum at Newtown High School, including interviews with teachers and students.
Read it here: https://www.newtownbee.com/01102023/new-nhs-class-expanding-history-using-local-reference-points/
In the News: Will teaching Black and Hispanic history help replace ignorance with cultural understanding? (Editorial)
Weruché George writes in the Opinion section of the CT Mirror:
“Two years ago this month, the State of Connecticut took a bold step when it included the teaching of Black and Latino studies in the curriculum. More noble is the fact that Connecticut was the first state in the country to roll this out … Just as we honor human rights this month, I celebrate what looks like the beginning of the end of racism — and hope other states in America will follow suit.Weruché George
“Sec. 2. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2019) (a) For the school year commencing July 1, 2021, and each school year thereafter, each local and regional board of education shall include African-American and black studies and Puerto Rican and Latino studies as part of the curriculum for the school district, pursuant to section 10-16b of the general statutes, as amended by this act.”