Learning to speak the same language
The move toward greater cultural competency and awareness isn't just happening in urban schools or at the school district level. It's happening in colleges that train teachers.
Twice a week, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Professor Monica Medina teaches 60 education students about multicultural learning.
Her class is held at IPS' George Washington Community High School, which has a diverse student population -- about 30 percent Hispanic and 20 percent black.
The college students spend some of their time tutoring children and assisting teachers inside a George Washington classroom.