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Northam in Hampton Roads on Friday to launch grant program, sign education bill – Virginia Beach, Virginia

Virginia Beach, Virginia 2021-06-11 08:02:58 –

Newport News, Virginia (WAVY) — Governor Ralph Northam makes several stops at Hampton Roads on Friday.

Northam will first come to Virginia Beach Oceanfront’s Harvest Restaurant to launch a “Return to Earn” grant program.

Then he headed to Woodside High School in Newport News. Law sponsored by Suffolk del Clint Jenkins (D) and Senator Mommy Rock (D-Hampton) Create cultural skills training for Virginia teachers. This effort aims to change what critics have said is an outdated curriculum on African-American history.

The law requires the evaluation of all teachers, principals and supervisors to consider cultural abilities and creates a minimum standard for their abilities. A licensed history teacher must approve teaching African-American history.

It was after the Virginia Commission on African-American History Education discovered that Virginia’s public schools did not do enough work to teach students black history.

The Commission called the teachings of black history “incomplete” and “contaminated by a master narrative that alienated or erased the existence of non-Europeans from the American landscape.”



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