Omar and his mom, Mona Masood, in Omar's World of Comics.
Posing with his mother, Mona, Omar Masood sported chef attire in honor of his latest expansion: Omar's Bistro. (Sophie Culpepper / LexObserver)

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This week’s School Committee Roundup: Administrators share updates on new African American History course, Elementary World Language planning with METCO families

At Tuesday’s meeting in Boston, families also heard an update about making instruments accessible to everyone, decolonizing music resources in LPS Performing Arts

Tuesday’s School Committee meeting took place at the Global Ministries Christian Church in Dorchester, where members resumed the annual tradition of meeting with METCO families in person after two years of convening remotely.

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