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Olga Acuna Castillo oral history transcript

WCM_OH_48.pdf

Title

Olga Acuna Castillo oral history transcript

Description

A transcript of an oral history of Olga Acuña Castillo, Office of Hispanic Outreach (TOSA), on Hispanics in the Hillsboro schools. She is the Director of the Office of Hispanic Outreach in the Hillsboro School District. She works with all 32 schools in the district. There are 4600 Hispanic students in the Hillsboro School District. Ms. Castillo would like to have mentor program to help students advocate for themselves. She also explains during the interview that it would prove beneficial to empower parents. Having a grant from OEA or Oregon Education Association and NEA also known as the National Education Association would help with parental outreach programs. Century High School offers free English classes for parents. She would like to close the achievement gap from 9.8% to 4%. Ms. Castillo will be the principal for the Migrant Summer School this year. 75% Hispanic students receive free or reduced lunch. The district will be providing “Understanding Racism” classes for administrators, staff, and students. Students continue ESL to attain Cognitive Academic Language Proficiency or CALP, takes 7-10 years to reach this level. There is currently dual language immersion program at two elementary schools, W.L. Henry and Minter Bridge. Adelle Hughes has a similar position in the Portland school district. Ms. Castillo has chosen to attend international conference on child labor in Florence, Italy.

Creator

Acu

Contributor

Dominguez, Abelid

Date

2004

Source

Washington County Museum

Is Part Of

Century High School Project

Subject

Hispanic Americans -- History
Education

Extent

1 vol.

Language

English

Identifier

WCM_OH_48

Spatial Coverage

Washington County (Or.)
Hillsboro (Or.)

Rights

In Copyright

Citation

Acu, “Olga Acuna Castillo oral history transcript,” Pacific University Archives Exhibits, accessed September 18, 2020, https://exhibits.lib.pacificu.edu/items/show/11105.

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