Teachers get training in African-American history

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For the first time, Leon County Schools is growing closer to a districtwide plan that will ensure more African-American history is taught across multiple subjects throughout the school year.

It comes on the heels of a Tallahassee civic-rights group's relentless pursuit — which has included filed complaints, letters to Gov. Charlie Crist and a filed lawsuit to the state attorney general — for more to be taught.

Black history is being taught already in Leon County. But some school officials admit some teachers do more than others.

The Tallahassee Inter-Civic Council has strongly disagreed with the district's level of commitment to teaching African-American history, especially as a result of the 1994 Florida law that requires school districts to teach black history in all public schools.

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