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Culturally & Linguistically Responsive Teaching Implementation Continues

District 15 is quickly becoming a model district for Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching (CLR) through its dedication in implementing the practice across all 20 of its schools. The Board of Education heard an update to the program's implementation at its Sept. 11 meeting.

CLR is professional development that equips teachers with the tools to build students’ academic capacity while validating and affirming their home language and culture. This process builds and bridges students' ability to be successful in school.

Within the next three years, all of District 15's schools will be CLR-trained facilities. The district has also launched its first lab classroom to serve as a model for D15 teachers to learn the CLR strategies and tactics.