Ethnic head coverings will no longer be banned at Chicago Public Schools starting next year

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(WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- The Chicago board of education has voted to change the school systems dress code.

The decision by the board was approved this week without discussion so starting next school year, dress code policies can no longer ban head coverings tied to race, ethnicity or hair texture.

The Chicago Tribune reported in May that such bans were in effect at 115 schools and students of color surveyed said bans on head coverings made them feel like parts of their identities or their culture were not welcome.

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