Florida schools soon will be required to teach AAPI history


s part of a broad education curriculum bill signed this week by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, educators in the state will be required to teach Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) history. F

lorida joins Illinois and New Jersey among states that include AAPI history as part of their curriculum. L

awmakers noted that Illinois was the first state to add such education amid an increase in violence directed toward the AAPI community in 2021. A

n analysis of the bill says the lessons “must include the history of Japanese internment camps and the incarceration of Japanese-Americans during World War II; the immigration, citizenship, civil rights,

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