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Posted inSchools

State Mandates Teaching of Asian American History in Public Schools

According to census estimates, Asian Americans are the fastest-growing demographic group in Illinois. However, the history and contribution of Asian Americans are rarely included in the social studies and history curriculums of public schools. This will soon change. On Friday, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed the Teaching Equitable Asian American Community History (TEAACH) Act into law, making […]

Posted inColumns

Peggy Tarr: Bored?

At a July 4th get-together, one person asked if the month of July had a National Month designation. No one knew. I decided to Google the question. Wow! There were at least 15 National Month titles for July. I was struck by two of the titles: World Watercolor Month (included in Evanston’s Blick Art Supply Store ad) and […]