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How Maine schools teach Black history and efforts to expand the curriculum

Selected books were on display courtesy of the U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern's U.S. Army Libraries Feb. 17 at the garrison's Black History Month Celebration at the Kaiserslautern Community Activities Center on Daenner Kaserne. Photo by Christine June, USAG Kaiserslautern.
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Selected books were on display courtesy of the U.S. Army Garrison Kaiserslautern's U.S. Army Libraries Feb. 17 at the garrison's Black History Month Celebration at the Kaiserslautern Community Activities Center on Daenner Kaserne. Photo by Christine June, USAG Kaiserslautern.

We learn what Maine students in grades K through 12 learn about the history and contributions of Black Americans. And educators share their plans to expand the way that Black history is covered in schools.

Panelists:
Courtney Belolan, executive director, Maine Curriculum Leaders Association
Christopher Jones, special educator, MSAD-60; board of directors, Maine Education Association
Joe Schmidt, Acting Coordinator of Secondary Education, Social Studies Specialist, Maine Department of Education

VIP Callers:
Jesse Hargrove, chair, social studies department, Hermon High School; vice president, Maine Education Association

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