It included discussion on a recently enacted state law, which requires all Connecticut high schools to offer courses on African-American, Black, Puerto Rican and Latino studies.READ MORE: Police Open Fire After Pulling Over Suspected Car Thief On West Side Highway
“Identity matters, particularly when 27% of our student body identifies as Latino or Hispanic, 13% identify as Black. This curriculum is one piece of a bridge to connect a story of people of color to American history,” said Desi Nesmith, deputy commissioner of the Connecticut State Department of Education.Caught On Video: Car Bursts Into Flames In Hell's Kitchen
Connecticut schools will be given the option to begin the new Black history curriculum next fall.
It will be required starting in the fall of 2022.MORE NEWS: Belmont Stakes Tickets Go On Sale Thursday
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