A little learning, indeed, may be a dangerous thing, but the want of learning is a calamity to any people. - Frederick Douglass
School District Spotlight: Miami-Dade
School District Spotlight: Miami-Dade County Schools, Miami-Dade, FloridaThey came from all across the state of Florida: a conference room filled with educators, school board members, college professors, and elected officials all with a stake in ensuring that African America History continues to be taught in South Florida public schools and in public schools across the state.“Our goal and mission is to make sure that our students are aware of the contributions that our race has made in this world, not just here in the U.S., but abroad,” said Dr. Sherrilyn Scott, District Supervisor, African American History Curriculum at Miami Dade Public Schools.
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Dr. Scott led a panel discussion on the state of African American studies in Florida public schools, at the annual two day conference of the Florida Department of Education African American History Task Force.The Miami-Dade County Public School’s African American History Advisory Committee hosted this year’s conference, held on Jan. 31 through Feb. 1 at the Miami-Dade Public Schools Administrative building, to coincide with the start of Black History Month.