(105 ILCS 5/34-18.54)
    Sec. 34-18.54. Implicit bias training.
    (a) The General Assembly makes the following findings:
        (1) implicit racial bias influences evaluations of
    
and behavior toward those who are the subject of the bias;
        (2) understanding implicit racial bias is needed in
    
order to reduce that bias;
        (3) marginalized students would benefit from having
    
access to educators who have worked to reduce their biases; and
        (4) training that helps educators overcome implicit
    
racial bias has implication for classroom interactions, student evaluation, and classroom engagement; it also affects student academic self-concept.
    (b) The board shall require in-service training for school personnel to include training to develop cultural competency, including understanding and reducing implicit racial bias.
    (c) As used in this Section, "implicit racial bias" means a preference, positive or negative, for a racial or ethnic group that operates outside of awareness. This bias has 3 different components: affective, behavioral, and cognitive.
(Source: P.A. 100-14, eff. 7-1-17; 100-863, eff. 8-14-18.)