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December 1, 2023: Curriculum Update Available!

Please download and replace your PDF copy of the curriculum with this required update, which includes minor fixes to linked resources. See changelog for details.

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Updated December 1, 2021
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CSDE/SERC Training Series

SERC is honored to have completed the 2023-2024 CSDE/SERC African American/Black and Puerto Rican/Latino Course of Studies Training Series. Participating teachers continue to speak highly of: the speakers and historians that we have gathered, the synergy of the learning community created through the cohort model, and the scaffolded lesson support to ensure fidelity of implementation of the model curriculum. Planning for the 2024-2025 Training Series (Cohort 4) has begun.

Please “Save-the-Dates” below and watch for registration information on our website. (*First two days of training series will be held in-person at SERC in Waterbury. Majority of remaining sessions will be held virtually via Zoom.)

  • Summer Institute – Monday-Friday, July 15-19, 2024 : Registration is Open!
  • September Quarterly – Thursday and Friday, September 19-20, 2024
  • December Quarterly – Thursday and Friday, December 5-6, 2024
  • February Quarterly – Thursday and Friday, February 6-7, 2025
  • March Quarterly – Thursday and Friday, March 27-28, 2025

African American/Black and Puerto Rican/ Latino Course of Studies Showcase

Come learn about the dynamic and inspiring experiences of high school teachers and students from across the state involved in the third year of implementation of this model curriculum. Please join us for all or any part of the day.

Tuesday, June 4, 2024
Virtual and In-Person Event


Tuesday, June 4, 2024 8:00 am to 10:30 am and
11:30 am to 2:00 pm via Zoom


Tuesday, June 4, 2024
3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
SERC, 175 Union Street, Waterbury, CT 06706

“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.”

Connecticut PA 19-12