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Florida lawmakers seek to expand African American and Holocaust education statewide

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Two new Florida bills aim expand and standardize the curriculum for students on African American history and Holocaust education — the latest legislation to emerge in a string of proposals for what children can and cannot be taught in schools statewide.

Education on these topics is widely inconsistent across the state and some districts teach them better than others, according to one of the bills’ sponsors, state Sen. Lori Berman, D-Boynton Beach.

The bills, if passed, would implement statewide testing requirements and lay out consequences for school district superintendents who fail to show they’ve been teaching and testing on that material.

Read more from our news partner at The South Florida Sun-Sentinel.