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Latino Student Engagement and Education – Hear Oakland’s dynamic director, Raquel Jimenez

Oakland has become the first district in the country to have a full Department of Equity.  Its latest addition is the Office of Latino Student Achievement, directed by organizer, educator, and scholar, Raquel Jimenez.  She talks about the vision and the activities of this effort, including recruiting Latino teachers, engaging Latino students and parents, and making the curriculum reflective of Oakland’s real multi-racial reality and history

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