Organizing for Equity and Education, formerly known as Parent~Student~Resident Organization (PSRO), represents a community of refugees and immigrants coming from more than a dozen countries and four continents. Its purpose is to improve the quality of education for their children by increasing parent/student engagement in the schools.
Since forming, the Organizing for Equity and Education has gotten the School District to:
- Ensure it will provide interpretation in all the languages for parents (i.e., Karen, Kisagua. Somali and Swahili)
- Accept the student's home language as meeting the requirement for having a language other than English
- Track refugee students to better monitor their progress
- Form a task group that includes parents, alumni and students to study best practices for working with refugees and make recommendations to the School Board