El Rancho schools adopt ethnic-studies curriculum

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 7/08 2:18 pm

PICO RIVERA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California school district will soon require ethnic-studies classes — years ahead of a similar curriculum that legislators hope to someday implement statewide.

The Los Angeles Times reports that the El Rancho Board of Education recently agreed that all students, beginning with the class of 2016, must pass an ethnic-studies course before graduating.

The newspaper says El Rancho is thought to be the first school system in the state with such a requirement — one that officials say they hope will help teach students about not just their own heritage but that of others.

The state Senate is considering legislation that would require the Education Department to form a task force to study the best approach for implementing a standardized ethnic studies curriculum in all high schools.


 

©2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
NEWSCASTS ON DEMAND

What's On

All content © Copyright 2014 Intermountain West Communications Company. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
You may also view our Sitemap

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.