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Advocacy, History Education

On February 2, Brendan Gillis, manager of teaching and learning at the AHA, testified before the Virginia Board of Education’s hearing on the history and social studies standards revisions process. He spoke in support of the collaborative Combined History and Social Science Standards for Virginia developed by the AHA, the Virginia Social Studies Leaders Consortium, and the Virginia Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Brendan reported on the AHA’s involvement in Perspectives on History“The Uncertain Future of Social Studies in Virginia.” The AHA has also shared action alerts with VA members encouraging testimony and submitted comments on the draft standards.