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Multicultural Parent Advisory Group

The Multicultural Parent Advisory Group actively challenges the history of inequity in the education of gifted and talented students. To that end, they are committed to supporting University Laboratory High School administrative, faculty and student efforts to create and maintain an open and inclusive community that values diverse viewpoints and which cultivates a desire to understand and expand social awareness. They want the school environment to demonstrate a critical understanding of and respect for racial and ethnic diversity, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, political views, and socioeconomic differences. They honor their commitment by advising, facilitating, and supporting Uni in its efforts to broaden admission policies, hiring practices, professional development, curriculum and an inclusive school culture that demands equity as an essential component of a quality education.

Goals

  • Support the development of institutionalized outreach initiatives to attract and maintain a diverse school population, with a particular focus on populations underrepresented in the student body, faculty, and administration.
  • Support the development of additional retention services, especially those that enhance faculty and administrative efforts to retain students of underrepresented groups.
  • Support and ensure the development of a curriculum that threads the issues of racial and ethnic diversity and social awareness throughout required and elective curriculum in all academic departments.
  • Support the outstanding talents and creativity present in students from all cultural groups and across all economic strata by broadening admission practices and ensuring the development of appropriate curricula.