Tag Archives: Cultural Competency

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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