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California’s schools adopted “LGBT-inclusive” history textbooks

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California state board of education approved 10 LGBT-inclusive history textbooks for K-8 classrooms, becoming the first state in the U.S. to do so.

In 2012, California became the first state to mandate that students be taught about the contributions of and trials faced by LGBT people in social studies classes. It remains the only state to have such a law on the books. Now, after many delays and much wrangling over the details state officials reached a milestone this November when they voted to approve the first revised K-8 textbooks to include the mandated material. Adapted from The Time By KATY STEINMETZ November 14, 2017