03/05/2013 10:48 am ET

CPS To Offer Black History Curriculum This Fall

CHICAGO — Black history will be taught in all Chicago Public Schools next school year — and not just during February.

It's the outcome of a monthslong battle that a South Side community group has waged to bring CPS into compliance with a state law that mandates black history be taught in all public schools.

After months of trying to meet with the city's top educator, the community group, We Can Inc., met last week with CPS CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett to discuss implementing the new curriculum in the fall.

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