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Nearly 100 Attend FWISD's Latino Studies Community Forums

Families and District staff attended two community forums relating to a Latino/a studies curriculum being developed for Fort Worth ISD K-12 students.flier1

The District and Texas Christian University’s Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies partnered to host the forums about the curriculum:

  • Tuesday, October 30 at the North Side High School Culinary Arts Café
  • Monday, November 5 in the Paschal High School Cafeteria

forum The October 30 forum included a performance from the North Side High School Mariachi Espuelas de Plata and food prepared by the North Side High culinary art students.

The Paschal Mariachi Band performred at the November 5 gathering.

Literacy activities were made available for pre-kindergarten-aged children and older at both events.

Nearly 100 people attended the two forums. 

The forum discussions focused on the following:

  • What children are learning about Latino/a culture and history in school
  • What parents learned about Latino/a studies in school
  • The importance of incorporating Latino/a studies in curriculum
  • What the public wants children to learn about Latino/a studies in FWISD classrooms

In September, Board of Education trustees authorized the District to hire TCU’s Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies as a consultant to develop a K-12 overlay curriculum relating to Latino/a American History and Culture that will be added to classroom lessons. In-depth Latino/a studies electives will also be developed at the secondary level.

The 2017-2018 school year, the District developed a similar K-12 overlay curriculum with a focus on African and African-American History and Culture.

View forum photos here

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