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Pritzker signs legislation requiring Asian-American history to be taught in public schools

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker signed HB 376, the Teaching Equitable Asian American History Act, into law last week. The law makes Illinois the first state...

U.S. Dept. of Ed confirms LGBTQ, trans protections

The U.S. Department of Education on Wednesday announced that it will enforce Title IX's prohibition on discrimination on the basis of sex to including...

Bill would add Asian-American history to Illinois school code

Racial-justice advocates are urging the state Senate to pass a bill called the TEAACH Act, making Illinois the first state to add Asian American history to the school code.

Review: “No Way, They Were Gay?”

No Way, They Were Gay?: Queer History by Lee Wind, from Lerner Publishing Inc., is a educational, nonfiction young adult book about famous LGBTQ+...

REACH Act to be reintroduced into Illinois General Assembly

On Tuesday, State Sen. Ram Villivalam (D-Chicago) and State Rep. Kathleen Willis (D-Northlake) announced that they were reintroducing the Responsible Education for Adolescent and...

Strengthening Ties: LGBTQ+ Allyship and Community-Building at Congregational United Church of Christ

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS — The Congregational United Church of Christ will host a education session on allyship and community building this Saturday, Oct. 26.

Pritzker signs LGBTQ Inclusive Curriculum bill

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed HB 246 over the weekend, which ensures that LGBTQ history will be taught in Illinois Schools. The bill was an...

Brave Space Alliance offering Trans 101 training

CHICAGO — The Brave Space Alliance, a Black-led trans-led LGBTQ center in Chicago, is offering Trans 101 training. The training is being offered to businesses...

Illinois House passes RISE Act

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois House of Representatives passed the Retain Illinois Students and Equity (RISE) Act this week. The bill would make it easier...

DeVos defends roll back on transgender student protections

WASHINGTON — U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos defended rolling back the department's protections for transgender students on Wednesday. The Hill reported that DeVos defended the...

Proposed Illinois law would include consent in sex ed

SPRINGFIELD — On Thursday, the Illinois House passed a bill that would require a more detailed definition for consent in sex ed programs for...

Want to study medicinal cannabis? You can soon.

SKOKIE — Oakton Community College in Skokie announced this week that its board had authorized a medicinal cannabis program. Yes, for real. From the Chicago...

Illinois House passes Inclusive Curriculum Bill

SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois House of Representatives has passed the Inclusive Curriculum Bill with a 60-42 vote. The news came out on Equality Illinois social...

State rep pushes for ‘nondiscriminatory’ textbooks that include LGBTQ

SPRINGFIELD — A bill before the Illinois House would require books bought with state funds to also include contributions from LGBTQ people. Capitol News Illinois...

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