A Conference of the Association for the Study of Connecticut History (ASCH)
A Virtual Event to be Held on Saturday, November 14

The Association for the Study of Connecticut History is sponsoring an online conference on “Black Lives Matter in Historical Perspective,” on Saturday, November 14 from 9:00 AM-12:15 PM. 

SERC consultant Paquita Jarman-Smith will be featured in a panel discussion titled: “Teaching Black History In The University And Secondary School Classroom”

Registration is free. For more information, visit: http://asch-cthistory.org/.

Expert Review Panel members announced

The Expert Review Panel is a combination of national and state level experts and researchers whose purpose is to review course deliverables as they are being developed, and provide critical feedback and relevant resources to the SERC Team in a timely manner.  We are honored to be working with such a prestigious group and look forward to their public endorsement of curriculum.

Confirmed members of the Expert Review Panel (as of August 20, 2020) are:

George Coleman, Chair, SERC Board of Directors; Former Interim Commissioner of Education

Dr. Terrell Hill, Founder/President, Black Leaders and Adm. Consortium (BLAC); Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources, Windsor Public Schools

Dr. Jason Irizarry, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, UCONN; Author, The Latinization of U.S. Schools

Sandra Lamb, Co-Founder/Director, The Institute of Black Invention and Technology, Inc.

Ana Ortiz, President, Association of Latino Admin. and Supt. (ALAS); Retired Superintendent, Oxford

Dr. Paul Ortiz, Professor of History, University of Florida; Author, An African American and Latinx History of the United States

Dr. Raquel Ortiz, Curriculum Developer, Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Cultural Ambassador Program

Glenn Singleton, Founder/President, Pacific Educational Group (PEG); Author, Courageous Conversations About Race

Dr. Blanca Silvestrini, Professor Emerita of History, University of Connecticut

Stefanie Wager, President, National Council for Social Studies; Consultant, Iowa State Department of Education

“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

The Connecticut Black and Latino Studies Curriculum becomes available in: