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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
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In the News: ‘One of the best history classes’: Norwalk students praise Black and Latino history course

PTECH Norwalk social studies teacher Cecile St. Jean speaks with a few of her students from the pilot history course for African American/Black and Puerto Rican/Latino studies. From left to right, her students are juniors Chance Teel and Julian Rivera, senior Tanajae Foster, and junior Hadiya Vahora.
Emily Morgan /Hearst Connecticut Media

The Norwalk Hour published a story about CT’s Black and Latino Studies Curriculum on November 30, 2021. Emily Morgan reports through student and teacher interviews about the experiences of those directly involved in the course’s first year being offered in CT.

Read the story at The Norwalk Hour

UPDATED: Request for Proposals (RFP) for the African American/Black and Puerto Rican/Latino Course of Studies Implementation: Round 2


Update: A Round 2 of this Request for Proposals is being offered.

SERC RFP Number:  BL072021A
State Education Resource Center (SERC)
Contact Person: Michelle LeBrun-Griffin (


On June 23, 2021, CT PA 21-2 identified SERC as the lead organization for coordination and provision of professional learning and implementation support for CT’s African American/Black and Puerto Rican/Latino Course of Studies.

SERC is seeking competitive proposals from qualified and interested organizations or individuals with proven expertise and experience in one or more of the following at the high school level:  curriculum evaluation, content, pedagogy, instructional coaching, networking, and resource development.

For more information, including Proposal Requirements, Instructions, and Dates, download the updated RFP here.

“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