African American studies course receives preliminary approval from State Board of Education

The proposed high school course now will be subject to public comment from March 6 to April 10 and be considered for final approval at the board’s April 17 meeting.

Texas would become the fifth state to approve a state-level African American Studies course, and the course would become the second ethnic studies course to be approved by the board. It approved a one-credit elective course in Mexican American studies in 2018.

The African American Studies course, based on a course created by Dallas ISD, will offer a broad overview of the history and culture of African Americans and cover topics such as history, citizenship, culture, economics, science, technology, geography and politics.

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