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Using Cultural Knowledge for Equity: A Series

More than three years ago, the then-superintendent of the Forest Grove, Ore., district asked researcher Stephanie Fryberg to work with district leaders on inclusion and equity issues. Yvonne Curtis, the superintendent, was concerned that a growing number of Latino students were experiencing opportunity and achievement gaps. In response, researchers created a curriculum to help school staff understand cultural differences and use cultural knowledge to improve instruction and interaction with families and students.

In this series for Education Week, the team led by Fryberg writes about what it has learned.

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Teaching Opinion Being a Teacher Means Talking About Sensitive Social Issues. Here's How
You can set the stage for conversations that benefit all students, writes a team of researchers and practitioners.
Laura Brady, Stephanie Fryberg, Hazel Rose Markus, Camilla Griffiths, Jenny Yang, Perla Rodriguez & Laura Mannen-Martínez, February 9, 2021
5 min read
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Families & the Community Opinion 7 Ways for Teachers to Truly Connect With Parents
For some parents, the most relevant question is, "How is your family doing," according to researchers working in an Oregon school district.
Laura Brady, Stephanie Fryberg, Hazel Rose Markus, Camilla Griffiths, Jenny Yang, Perla Rodriguez & Laura Mannen-Martínez, December 31, 2020
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Families & the Community Opinion Families Not Engaging With School? Rethink the Problem
Parents are ready to support distance learning, but educators need to speak the right cultural language, writes a team of researchers working with an Oregon school district.
Laura Brady, Stephanie Fryberg, Hazel Rose Markus, Camilla Griffiths, Jenny Yang & Perla Rodriguez, November 5, 2020
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