Cultural & Linguistic Competence

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Cultural and linguistic competence is a set of congruent behaviors, attitudes, and policies that come together in a system, agency or among professionals and enable that system, agency or those professions to work effectively in cross-cultural situations.

 

 

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Homepage of the Our Nation's English Learners resource

Presents an interactive website that provides a State by State chart of the most common non-English languages spoken by English Learners (ELs), highlighting the more than 400 different languages spoken across the country; a district level map that shows current EL populations; as well as changes in the EL populations over time, and graphics highlighting how likely ELs are to attend schools and districts with high concentrations of other ELs.

U.S. Department of Education
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Uses a survey of 96,400 public schools and educational programs and 17,300 school districts in the United States to measure student access to courses, programs, staff support, and resources — as well as school climate factors, such as student discipline and bullying and harassment — that impact education equity and opportunity for students.

U.S. Department of Education
CDC cover page on LGBT Youth

Provides research-based steps parents can take to support the health and well-being of LGBTQ youth. Also, outlines effects on education and mental health regarding this population and what can schools can do to foster a nurturing environment.  

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Photo of the English Learner Toolkit for State and Local Agencies book cover.

Assists state and local education agencies (SEAs and LEAs) in meeting their legal obligations to English Learners (EL) and in providing all ELs with the support needed to attain English language proficiency while meeting college- and career-readiness standards. The EL Tool Kit is intended primarily for state, district, school administrators, and teachers, but may also inform other stakeholders concerned with the education of ELs. 

U.S. Department of Education

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