Published Online: January 7, 2014
Published in Print: January 8, 2014, as Chicago Adds Black History to its Core Curriculum

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Chicago Adds Black History to Its Core Curriculum

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More than two decades after Illinois enacted a law that requires public schools to teach African-American studies, the 404,000-student Chicago district has announced a new guide for incorporating the subject into core classes.

Until now, African-American history "has been taught sporadically in Chicago, often coming up only during Black History Month or to mark the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday," the Chicago Tribune reported.

The district also will add computer science as a core subject, rather than an elective, for high school students.

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