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New Jersey on its way to becoming the second state to mandate teaching of AAPI history

New Jersey Bill AAPI History Education
  • The state legislature passed the bill on Tuesday, after it passed the state Senate in early December and the General Assembly on Monday.
  • If signed into law by NJ Gov. Phil Murphy, the bill would require public schools in the state to teach Asian American history.

New Jersey is on its way to becoming the second state to require public schools to teach Asian American history as an approved bill heads to the governor’s desk.

The state legislature approved the bill on Tuesday after it passed the Senate earlier in December and the General Assembly on Monday. Governor Phil Murphy is set to sign the bill, according to NBC News.

Poll: Nearly half of Republicans oppose teaching the ‘history of racism’ in schools

Critical Race Theory Poll

Eight-four percent of Republicans do not support teaching “critical race theory” in schools, while just 46% oppose teaching the “history of racism,” according to a new Monmouth University poll.

Background: Former President Donald Trump and other Republican senators have publicly expressed disapproval over efforts to include critical race theory in schools’ curriculums over the last year.

UMass Lowell to build AAPI center, give scholarships to Southeast Asian refugee students with $1.5M grant

UML refugee students

The University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML) will receive $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) over the course of five years to support Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students.

Educational effort: UML has seen increasing amounts of Southeast Asian resettled refugee students within the past decade, according to the university.

China bans Tibetan children from taking Tibetan language classes in and out of school

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China’s ban on Tibetan language classes has come full circle after a new policy bars children from taking even informal lessons outside of school.

The rundown: The ban was reportedly issued in October in the northwestern province of Qinghai, which was historically part of Tibet’s Amdo region, the birthplace of the 14th Dalai Lama. In recent years, the province has seen a growth in Tibetans and a decline in Han Chinese populations, according to census data.

NYC substitute teacher suspended for allegedly sharing COVID-19 conspiracy theories to children

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A substitute teacher in New York was suspended for allegedly sharing COVID-19 origin conspiracy theories and criticizing China’s communist party in front of fifth-grade students.

What happened: The incident reportedly occurred on Thursday when Peshe Schiller, 70, filled in for an absent teacher of the “Gifted and Talented” program at P.S. 204 in Bensonhurst.

Vietnamese language courses offered at Ivy Leagues Brown and Princeton for the first time ever

vietnamese language courses brown, princeton university

Two Ivy League universities are offering beginning and intermediate Vietnamese courses for the first time in their history.

About the courses: Brown University’s beginning and intermediate Vietnamese language courses are taught by Trang Tran, a visiting lecturer who joined the university’s faculty this fall. Through their partnership with Brown, Princeton University also offers the courses to their students.

New York elementary schools ban ‘Squid Game’ costumes for Halloween

squid game costumes elementary students

School principals in several elementary schools in New York do not want their students wearing “Squid Game” costumes.

Not for New York kids: The Fayetteville-Manlius School District, which includes schools Enders Road, Mott Road and Fayetteville, has banned the wearing of costumes based on the characters in the hit Netflix show from South Korea, reported CBS News.

Survey: 34% of white college students lied about their race to improve their admission, financial aid odds

lie white students race college admissions survey

A recent survey has found that 34% of its white respondents admitted to lying about being part of a racial minority to boost their chances of getting accepted into college.

Taking advantage: The survey, which questioned 1,250 white college applicants aged 16 and up, discovered that 34% of them lied in their applications, according to Intelligent.