Northam’s Commission on African American History Education holds first listening session

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — Members of Virginia’s Commission on African American History Education held the group’s first of five statewide listening sessions Tuesday at the Harrison Museum of African American Culture.

Governor Northam created the commission by Executive Order on August 24, 2019, charging it with “reviewing Virginia’s history standards, and the instructional practices, content, and resources currently used to teach African American history in the Commonwealth; and with examining and make recommendations on the professional development supports needed to equip all teachers for culturally competent instruction.”


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