Migrant and Bilingual Education Programs
All children in Washington State have the right to a public education, grades kindergarten to 12, up through age 21. Students may qualify for additional support through the Migrant or Bilingual Education Programs if: A language other than English is spoken at home. The family has recently moved for agriculture or fishing work.
Watch this video to learn about the rich history of the Washington State Commission on Hispanic Affairs.
LATINOS: The Changing Face of Washington
This is the teaser for the one hour KCTS 9 documentary that examines the history of Latinos in Washington state, their dramatic population growth and the impact in politics, education, immigration and entrepreneurship in the state.
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- CHA's Spanish Language Outreach Radio Program, "Conozca su Gobierno con Uriel Iñiguez
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About 20,000 students in grades K-12 are expected to cast a ballot in the 10th annual Mock Election. Educators across Washington are making the Mock Election part of their back-to-school lesson plans.
The Mock Election is a non-partisan, civic education event that teaches kids to be informed voters before they turn 18. This year, students in grades K-12 are invited to vote on candidates for U.S. Representative, as well as two measures concerning guns and one about class sizes in public schools.
“These are tough issues for kids, but it’s important the next generation of voters learns to respectfully discuss the civic choices we face as adults,” said Secretary of State Kim Wyman.
Voting is conducted online at www.vote.wa.gov/MockElection. Voting starts at 9 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 27 ends at 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31. Statewide results will be posted immediately, and can also be sorted by school.
The Mock Election is free to all public, private, tribal, and homeschool students in Washington State. No pre-registration is necessary; voting takes less than 10 minutes. Younger students are given reading-level appropriate ballots and a kid-friendly voters’ guide.
“Voting in the Mock Election prepares students for an active role in civic life,” said Secretary Wyman. “Student voters will learn how to gather information, think critically about the issues, and participate in our democracy.”
Free resources are available such as “I Voted” stickers for students and the curriculum book Teaching Elections in Washington State. These lessons for grades K-12 meet state and common core standards, and satisfy the civics coursework required for graduation. Classroom Based Assessments (CBAs) are included with each lesson.
Shoreline/North Seattle Community Conversation - Youth Action Plan
October 28, 2014 06:30 PM / 08:00 PMShoreline City Hall206-477-1001Community Events
October 29, 2014 All DaySeattle Art MuseumCommunity Events
SAM is excited to welcome back their 20th celebration of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with a tapete (sand painting) installation inspired by Oaxaca's beautiful traditions for celebrating the holiday.