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Asian American History Requirement Starts in Illinois Public Schools

Starting this school year, every public elementary school and high school in Illinois must include a unit of instruction on Asian American history. Illinois became the first state to implement the requirement when Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the Teaching Equitable Asian American Community History Act, or TEAACH, into law last summer. 

40 Years after the Murder of Vincent Chin, We Honor Our Community’s Resilience in the Face of Hate

Vincent Chin’s death, and the failure of justice that followed, sparked outcry from our communities across the country, marking a turning point for the Asian American civil rights movement. From organizing rallies to political advocacy, Asian Americans from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life came together as a united front to fight against racist violence and seek justice for Vincent Chin.

CPS’ Skinner North integrates Asian American history into curriculum in interactive ways

It’s been almost a year since Governor JB Pritzker signed the Teach Equitable Asian American Community History Act, known as the TEAACH Act, requiring that Asian American history be taught in public schools. It goes into effect this fall, but one CPS school has already started making sure Asian American history and culture are taught and celebrated in the classroom. At Skinner North Classical School, Asian American history isn’t just for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. They believe it should be center stage throughout the school year.