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Schools to Pilot AP African American Studies Course Amid Upheaval Over Teaching Race

The College Board is developing a new Advanced Placement course in African American studies at a time when the nation is reckoning with how teachers should talk to students about race and America’s racist past. 

The new course will be piloted this fall at about 60 schools, with more schools to be added in the pilot’s second year. The College Board is working in close partnership with academic and cultural institutions, and with the African American community on the national and local level, according to a spokesperson. 

The course will include key connections to the African diaspora and will be the largest and most accessible high school course in the discipline. 

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Rachel Collins teaches a lesson in the AP African American Studies course at White Station High School in Memphis, Tenn., earlier this month.
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