For the last 29 years, superintendent Wayne Walters has modeled that commitment through the district’s African American History Bowl Challenge. When Walters was a teacher and member of the local chapter of the mentorship group 100 Black Men, he advocated for the district to stage a local version of the national competition, which 100 Black Men had developed. The group wanted to ensure that African-American history was taught in schools.

“The belief that I have is that [African-American history] is everyone’s history,” Walters said. “Representation matters, identity matters, the way that you see yourself in your learning matters.” To read the full article, please click here

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