We are happy to announce that the National Center for Culturally Responsive Educational Systems (NCCRESt) together with its National Forum: Leadership for Equity and Excellence: Transforming Education is organizing a national art contest for students in grades K-12 and adults. The goal of the contest is to enhance awareness of the impact of race, class and culture in schools in the U.S.
Want to take part in the national art contest? Just visualize an ideal world where every person is equally respected, valued and appreciated. Imagine you study in a school where the atmosphere encourages students to respect each other regardless the differences in race, background, communication skills, appearance, abilities and knowledge. A school where both students and teachers do their best to appreciate, value and support individualís unique talents, aspirations and intentions as well as expand the generally acceptable limits of tolerance and performance. How would you portray such ideal school environment that encourages the development of ALL students? Share with us your vision of the school where students of all heritages and backgrounds are valued and respected.
NCCRESt intends to use the pictures submitted to the contest on a variety of products they design to enhance awareness and help people throughout the country adopt the vision of inclusive, culturally responsive education.