Tag Archives: Cultural Competence

Washington High School One of 3 Finalists in Race to the Top Competition

-Andrew Ryan ’12 Bridgeport High School, a rural school in Bridgeport, WA, serves a student body of 90% Latino students, most of which are first generation Americans. The school gained national recognition in a Race to the Top competition this year for its impressively high college matriculation rates of 82% in recent years. Bridgeport High […]

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New Frontier: The Quest for Cultural Competency Experts at NIIC

By Simerun Singh, Politics ’12 The most frustrating aspect of my State of the State project is that it revolves around a really specific term within education reform policy that a Washington State bill introduced in 2009 but did not effectively publicize within school districts. The term, “cultural competency”, is popular amongst a certain cadre of […]

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Parents in Schools: A Radically Simple Solution to Cultural Competency

- Andrew Ryan, ’12 Parents care about their children’s education. It is a simple concept. But Parents rarely fill much more than an advisory role in the American public education system. Why is a parent’s role as an educator so detached from the actual structure of education in America? That is a question that drives […]

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Achieving Culturally Appropriate Early Childhood Education: A Promising Answer for Latinos In Washington

This report explores effective, high quality teacher training for early childhood educators working in diverse settings. What do training programs look like that best aid teachers in providing or maintaining culturally appropriate early learning environments for their young students? Issues such as bilingual education, kindergarten readiness, Latinos and academic success, and the benefits of dual language abilities […]

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