Proposed bill works to include Asian American History into public school curriculum

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WCIA) — Representative Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz is sponsoring a bill proposed by the organization Asian Americans Advancing Justice.

The TEAACH Act will amend the Illinois School Code to include Asian American History Curriculum in every K-12 public school classroom in the state of Illinois. It pairs with the PBS film series “Asian Americans” and a K-12 curricula, compliant with Common Core and National Standards, designed to be easily implemented into teacher’s lesson plans.

If the Bill passes in May, Illinois will be the first state in the country requiring Asian American history to be taught in school.

This comes at a time when more than 3,000 hate incidents directed at Asian Americans nationwide have been recorded since the start of the pandemic, according to advocacy group Stop AAPI Hate.

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via WCIA.com https://www.wcia.com

February 26, 2021 at 04:02PM

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