Civil Rights Education
RCW 28A.230.178 encourages school districts to prepare and conduct a program at least once a year to commemorate the history of civil rights in our nation, including providing an opportunity for students to learn about the personalities and convictions of heroes of the civil rights movement and the importance of the fundamental principle and promise of equality under our nation's Constitution.
Washington State Social Studies Standards:
The K-12 Social Studies Learning Standards define what all students should know and be able to do at each grade level in Social Studies. There are a variety of standards which provide districts the opportunity to address civil rights education, particularly at the 11th grade level where OSPI recommends placement of United States History content from the 20th and 21st centuries. For more information about the Social Studies standards and the relationship to civil rights education please visit the Online Grade Level Standards and Resources.
Additional Resources to Support Civil Rights Education:
For information regarding district compliance with federal and state civil rights and non-discrimination laws please visit the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction’s Office of Equity and Civil Rights.