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Teaching African American History in Arlington
In the summer of 2020, our Nation entered its most recent social reawakening on the issue of racial justice. Following the murder of George Floyd, many, individually and collectively, began earnestly seeking to understand systemic inequity and structural challenges facing people of color in our community. Important to this reckoning has been understanding how African American history is taught to our children.

Virginia’s standards for education are reviewed at the state level at defined periods; importantly, the history standards were due for review in 2022. The Virginia African American History Education Commission was charged with reviewing, revising, and making recommendations regarding Virginia's history standards, particularly African American history. The standards will define what should be taught to all Virginia students.

Join us on February 8 as we seek to better understand how Virginia's history education standards are implemented in the curriculum of Arlington Public Schools, why teaching African American history is important, and the community's role in ensuring that we are honestly addressing all aspects of our Nation's history.

Panelists: TBA

Feb 8, 2023 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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