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Goodbye, Columbus Day. Chicago Public Schools ends holiday in favor of Indigenous Peoples Day.

Posted on AllSides February 27th, 2020
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Columbus Day will no longer be observed in Chicago Public Schools.

Following similar moves in other school districts and cities, the Chicago Board of Education voted Wednesday to drop Columbus’ name from the October school holiday in favor of an observance of Indigenous Peoples Day.

CPS had been using both names in its calendar to refer to the day off.

“I’m asking for this amendment because I believe it’s the board’s responsibility to lead on this issue," board member Elizabeth Todd-Breland said. “While I know that CPS has been in...

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