Cultural Competency Project

State Goal

To support efforts to implement cultural competency goals and plans under the Learning English for Academic Proficiency and Success (LEAPS) Act and World’s Best Workforce legislation.

Background

Through this continuing project, MWCC will build on the capacity to develop cultural competence resources and guidance for educators working with students with limited or interrupted formal education in Year 4 by assisting MDE in supporting efforts to implement cultural competency goals and plans under the LEAPS Act and World’s Best Workforce legislation.

Activities
  • MDE will conduct a listening tour of various divisions and departments on the topic of cultural competency to strengthen alignment between divisions.
  • MDE will develop an action plan related to cultural competency, edit a document to be used by educators in working with English learners and Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education, and create a family handbook to encourage family engagement and help families know their rights and responsibilities in the education system in Minnesota.
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