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Illinois signs law that would make it first state to require Asian American history lessons


Illinois will make history as the first state to officially require Asian American history lessons in the public school curriculum.

Setting a new standard: On Friday, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed the Teaching Equitable Asian American History Act (TEAACH Act), making it mandatory for public schools to include a unit studying the “events of Asian American history,” reported CNN.

Illinois Senate Unanimously Passes Bill Requiring Schools to Teach Asian American History

Asian American history

Illinois is now on its way to becoming the first state to require public schools to teach Asian American history as part of its curriculum as the Teaching Equitable Asian American Community History (TEAACH) Act enters final voting.

The final phase: The TEAACH Act (HB 376) received a unanimous vote of 57-0 at the Illinois Senate on Tuesday, according to Injustice Watch.

Indian Doctor Fighting Pandemic in U.S. Prepares Family for Deportation in Case He Dies

An Indian doctor working in a hospital in Peoria, IL, had already prepared the deportation documents for his family in case he falls ill and die in the frontline against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Parth Mehta started the preparations when he moved into his basement in March where he created a binder containing all the necessary information for his family, which includes his social media login credentials, phone numbers, investment information, and deportation procedures, according to NBC.