Issues of Equity and Education

Eileen Kugler is passionately committed to strengthening our diverse schools and communities through her dynamic keynotes, engaging training programs, and comprehensive consulting focusing on equity. A global thought leader, Eileen breaks through dangerous “myth-perceptions” and shares proven strategies for valuing and leveraging difference of all types.

  • Building Partnerships with Immigrant Families

    By: Eileen Kugler

    EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP, Vol.64, No. 6 Because half of its parent population was born outside the United States, Annandale High School created a parent outreach program that transcends traditional approaches. Andrea Sobel and Eileen Gale Kugler Sylvia, a parent in Annandale High School’s Immigrant Parent Leadership class, presented to the class a problem she had encountered: […]
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  • How Immigrant Students Strengthen American Schools

    By: Eileen Kugler

    A high school chemistry teacher engaged his students in a discussion of the relationship of science and society, which quickly evolved into safety testing and animal rights. A student in the back shyly raised his hand. “What are ‘animal rights’?” he asked. Recently emigrating from an African country to escape starvation, his deep connection to […]
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  • Diversity Benefits Everyone on Campus

    By: Eileen Kugler

    The Supreme Court is currently considering the issue of race and ethnicity in college admissions. While headlines are calling this an Affirmative Action case, it is that and much more. It will impact every student on campus. It’s hard to dispute the research that shows that a diverse campus is better both academically and socially […]
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  • Understanding Our Diverse Students by Understanding Ourselves First

    By: Eileen Kugler

    The principal considered the new student in front of her. She was concerned about  Carlos’ disrespectful behavior. “You look at me while I’m talking to you!” Mrs. Harris admonished. What Mrs. Harris didn’t realize is that Carlos was being respectful. While the principal had been taught to look people in the eye when they are […]
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  • How Immigrant Students Strengthen American Schools

    By: Eileen Kugler

    A high school chemistry teacher engaged his students in a discussion of the relationship of science and society, which quickly evolved into safety testing and animal rights. A student in the back shyly raised his hand. “What are ‘animal rights’?” he asked. Recently emigrating from an African country to escape starvation, his deep connection to […]
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