K-12 DIGEST: New Jersey requires schools teach Asian American history

New Jersey poised to become second state to require teaching Asian American  history

New Jersey is now the second state to require Asian American studies in its public schools after Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday signed the measure into law.

The bills, which state Senate and Assembly voted overwhelmingly for, allow local boards of education to pick instructional materials, but a proposed Commission on Asian Heritage in the state Education Department may also assist in the process.

Mary Chao – NorthJersey.com

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