African American Studies Workgroup
The 2020 legislature created the African American Studies Workgroup (Senate Bill 6168 Sec. 501 [i]) to develop recommendations for integrating, in a regular and ongoing basis, African American history, examinations of racism, and the history of the civil rights movement into curriculum provided to students in grades seven through twelve. The workgroup must also examine current curriculum available to school districts as well as professional development needs for educators.
A final report with recommendations is due to the Legislature by November 15, 2020.
- Senate Bill 6168 (2020) Concerning an African American Studies curriculum for public school students.
- RCW 28A.150.210 Basic education—Goals of school districts.
Report to the Legislature: African American Studies Workgroup 2020 Senate Bill 6168 (2020) Sec. 501 (3)(i)
The work of this committee has concluded.
- Past Meeting Minutes and Agendas
African American Studies Workgroup Members
|Angela Stubblefield||K-12 Educator|
|Angelina Riley||Student Recommendation|
|Anthony Brock||K-12 Educator|
|Bonita Lee||Community Based Organization|
|Brooke Brown||K-12 Educator|
|Denisha Saucedo||Washington Education Association (WEA)|
|Dr. James Smith||Educational Opportunity Gap Oversight and Accountability Committee (EOGOAC)|
|Dr. Kamara Taylor||Educator Recommendation (Higher Ed.)|
|Dwane Chappelle||Commission on African American Affairs (CAAA)|
|Emijah Smith||Education Advocate|
|Frederick Butts||K-12 Educator|
|Jamarkus Springfield-Worles||K-12 Educator|
|Julien Pollard||K-12 Administrator|
|Lisa Rice||K-12 Educator|
|Marcia Tate Arunga||K-12 Educator|
|Melyssa Stone||K-12 Educator|
|Roberta Wilburn||Higher Ed. Administrator|
|Savanna Jamerson||K-12 Educator|
|Shanta Watson||K-12 Educator|
|Shyan Selah||Youth Education Advocate|
|Victoria Thompson||K-12 Educator|