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

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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.

Over 2,500 Asian American New Yorkers Sign Letter Demanding Inclusion in History Curriculum

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More than 2,500 residents of New York City have come together to sign an open letter calling for the inclusion of Asian American history in public schools on Monday.

The letter, addressed to Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York City Schools Chancellor Meisha Ross Porter, argues that the surge in anti-Asian incidents has highlighted the “woefully inadequate” education of Asian American history in the school curriculum — and that instruction must start in the earliest grades.

SB City College VP On Leave After Asking Why Japanese Americans Didn’t ‘Just Leave’ Concentration Camps

Joyce Coleman, the vice president of Santa Barbara Community College’s Extended Learning program, is being investigated for offensive comments targeting the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.

The comments being addressed were said at the SBCC’s Equal Opportunity Advisory Committee on March 23, according to Santa Barbara Independent.

Middle School Teachers Suspended Over ‘Derogatory’ Test Question Against Chinese Culture

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Three middle school teachers with the Carrollton-Farmers Branch Independent School District (CFBISD) in Texas have been put on administrative leave pending investigation on a test question that encouraged racial stereotypes about Chinese culture.

Joy Lim, a 2018 Carrollton Creekview High School graduate, shared the question on Twitter Tuesday, which she says had appeared on her sixth-grade sister’s social studies quiz.

SF School Board Member Said Asian Americans ‘Use White Supremacist Thinking’ to ‘Get Ahead’ in Old Tweets

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Derogatory tweets by the vice president of San Francisco’s Board of Education have recently resurfaced, prompting several San Franciscans to push for her resignation. 

Resurfaced Tweets: In a series of tweets from 2016, Vice President Alison Collins shared anti-Asian American sentiments, according to the San Francisco Chronicle

Thai Teen Dies From Doing 100 Squat Jumps as Punishment for Not Doing Homework

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A school in Thailand has apologized for the death of a 13-year-old boy after his teacher forced him to do 100 squat jumps as punishment for not doing his homework.

The boy, whose name has been withheld, fell ill on Aug. 31 and was rushed to the hospital on Sept. 2 before he returned to school on the following day, according to his uncle, Pramot Eiamsuksai, via The Nation.

Chinese Students Get Homework App Removed from Store With 1-Star Ratings During School Cancellation

Chinese students removed an app from the Apple App Store that teachers used to give students homework during the school suspensions in China amid the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

DingTalk, developed by Alibaba, expanded its service to provide help to teachers during the COVID-19 outbreak in China by giving them the chance to live stream classes and grade their students’ homework remotely, according to Shanghaiist.