More schools are replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day, reports Jackie Zubrzycki on Ed Week.
Seattle made the switch in 2014 and other districts are following suit.
This year, Denver, Phoenix, Vermont, and Alaska have started marking Indigenous Peoples Day.
However, there’s been pushback from Italian Americans, reports the Omaha World Herald.
More states are trying to improve teaching about Native American history and culture, writes Zubrzycki. “The High Country News recently reported on a new effort to bring culturally relevant education to Native American students in New Mexico. Washington State and Montana are also home to statewide efforts to teach the history of Native Americans in public schools.”