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.
Become an advocate for Washington's Hispanic Communities Your tax deductible contribution will support our advocacy work in the following areas:
- CHA's Spanish Language Outreach Radio Program, "Conozca su Gobierno con Uriel Iñiguez
- Washington State Latino/Hispanic Assessment Report
- Leading Change Through Advocacy
Senior Lecturer and Faculty Director of Institute for Creative Educational Leadership at Boston University, Founding Headmaster of Boston Arts Academy, and Author of The Hardest Questions Aren’t on the Test
CounterpARTS in Education offers a forum to explore issues, research, and trends impacting the worlds of arts and education. The lecture series was created to honor the legacy of Andrea Allen, late Board President of ArtsEd Washington, passionate arts education advocate, and friend to many in the Seattle arts and education communities. Read more.
CounterpARTS in Education is generously hosted by our friends & partners at:
Linda Nathan is a Senior Lecturer and Faculty Director of the newly formed Institute for Creative Educational Leadership (ICEL) at Boston University. Most recently Dr. Nathan served as the Special Advisor to the Superintendent of Boston Public Schools. She also directs the National Artist Teacher Fellowship Program.
Dr. Nathan served for 15 years as founding headmaster of Boston Arts Academy, Boston’s only public high school for the visual and performing arts. Under Dr. Nathan’s leadership, the school won state, national, and international recognition and awards. Over 94% of graduates are accepted to college each year. Dr. Nathan began her career in Boston as a bilingual teacher and served as the co-director of Fenway High School for 14 years, a period of national awards for its innovative school-to-career programs.
For over a decade, Dr. Nathan has taught “Building Democratic Schools,” a course at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She has written a widely-praised book about teaching and leadership in urban schools, “The Hardest Questions Aren’t on the Test,” which was also published in Spanish. She consults nationally and internationally on issues of educational reform, leadership, teaching, and arts.
Dr. Nathan holds a Doctorate in Education from Harvard University, two Master’s degrees in education administration and performing arts, from Antioch University and Emerson College. Read Dr. Nathan’s full bio here.
Introducción a los Servicios de L&I para Empleadores
April 23, 2015 05:00 PM / 08:30 PMOficina de L&I 206-853-1000Workshop
Descripción del taller
Este taller gratuito es esencial para todos los dueños de negocios y gerentes que aún no tienen un conocimiento completo de los derechos y responsabilidades de los empleadores con relación al Departamento de Labor e Industrias o de los servicios y recursos que proporciona L&I. Los participantes aprenderán acerca de la compensación de los trabajadores, reportes trimestrales, estrategias criticas del manejo de reclamos, requisitos de seguridad y salud en el lugar de trabajo, leyes de salario y horas y las normas para el registro de contratistas.
Este taller también incluye:
Nóminas, tiempo extra, los requisitos de comida y descansos
El mantenimiento de sus archivos
Lo que cubre el seguro de compensación para los trabajadores y los pagos de primas
Recursos y servicios gratuitos del Departamento de Labor e Industrias
Reglas y servicios gratuitos del Departamento de Labor e Industrias
Requisitos de salud y seguridad
Administración de riesgos y reclamos para ahorrarse dinero
Por favor regístrese con tiempo para asegurar su lugar en la sesión que escoja. El espacio es limitado.
Por teléfono, comuníquese con Delfina Gayle al: 360-902-5407
Free Citizenship Application Assistance on Citizenship Day
April 25, 2015 10:00 AM / 03:00 PMCommunity Events
CITIZENSHIP DAY Saturday, April 25, 2015
Citizenship Day is a day-long workshop where volunteer immigration attorneys, paralegals, and interpreters come together to offer assistance with citizenship applications. All lawful permanent residents ("green card" holders) interested in applying for U.S. citizenship are welcome to participate. The assistance extended to the public on Citizenship Day is FREE. Resources for preparing for the naturalization interview will be provided as well.
Our next Citizenship Day will be held at four sites across Washington on April 25, 2015. All sites will be open from 10 AM to 3 PM. Appointments are not required, but we recommend arriving early in case of long lines. And plan for long wait times--bring a snack!
Yakima: Central Lutheran Church 1604 W Yakima Ave, Yakima, WA 98902 (park in lower lot on 16th and Chestnut)
Tacoma: Tacoma Community House 1314 South L Street, Tacoma, WA 98405
Vancouver: Clark College Gaiser Hall, Room 213, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver, WA 98663
Mount Vernon: KSVR - Skagit Valley College, Mount Vernon Campus Lewis Hall L-66, 2405 East College Way, Mount Vernon, WA 98273
If you are interested in attending, please call us at 1-877-926-3924 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. No appointment is necessary at Citizenship Day, but we recommend calling first to find out what to bring.
Additional clinics will be scheduled throughout the year; contact us to find out when we will be somewhere near you!
* Application assistance is available in some Washington communities, in addition to Citizenship Days. Call our hotline 877-926-3924 for more information.
* See a list of items to bring and other ways to prepare for attending a Citizenship Day.