ANCA-WR Education Committee

ANCA-WR and LAUSD to Host a Series of Workshop on the Armenian Genocide for LA Teachers and Families

The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region (ANCA-WR) and the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) will provide 2 educator workshops and 1 family webinar on April 7, April 8, and April 19, focused on effective methods for implementing Armenian Genocide education in classrooms and promoting cross-cultural understanding in the community. “Teaching educatorsContinue reading “ANCA-WR and LAUSD to Host a Series of Workshop on the Armenian Genocide for LA Teachers and Families”

ANCA-WR Applauds CTA for Firm Stance on Artsakh

In a powerful letter addressed to the Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region (ANCA-WR) Board of Directors, the California Teachers Association (CTA) President E. Toby Boyd shared his group’s “solidarity with the Armenian Community in denouncing in the strongest possible terms the aggressions and war crimes committed in Artsakh by the Azerbaijani government.” CTA isContinue reading “ANCA-WR Applauds CTA for Firm Stance on Artsakh”

Montebello Education Board Reaffirms April as Armenian Genocide Commemoration Month

The Montebello Unified School District Board of Education at its regularly scheduled meeting on October 21, approved resolution No. 5 (2020-2021). This resolution recognizes the Month of April as Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide of 1915. With this action the District seeks to ensure that the Armenian Genocide is properly taught to its faculty, studentContinue reading “Montebello Education Board Reaffirms April as Armenian Genocide Commemoration Month”

LAUSD Stands in Solidarity with Artsakh

The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region Education Committee welcomed the unanimous passage of a resolution by Los Angeles Unified School District addressing the recent aggression by Azerbaijan and Turkey against the people of Artsakh. The resolution was introduced on Tuesday by board members Scott Schmerelson and Jackie Goldberg, and co-sponsored by fellowContinue reading “LAUSD Stands in Solidarity with Artsakh”

Los Angeles Unified Schools to Observe April 24 in Recognition of the Armenian Genocide

LOS ANGELES (Oct. 6, 2020) – Today, the Board of Education unanimously voted to add a new holiday to future calendars to commemorate Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day on April 24. The resolution, authored by Board Member Kelly Gonez, would give families across Los Angeles Unified the day off to observe and remember the start ofContinue reading “Los Angeles Unified Schools to Observe April 24 in Recognition of the Armenian Genocide”

ANCA-WR Education Committee Statement on Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum

The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region (ANCA-WR) Education Committee reaffirms its support for the inclusion of Ethnic Studies in California public education, and calls on the California Department of Education (CDE) to adopt an Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum (ESMC) that encourages cultural understanding of how different groups have struggled and worked together,Continue reading “ANCA-WR Education Committee Statement on Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum”

Colorado Governor Signs Genocide Education Bill Into Law

Colorado Governor Jared Polis has signed a law that mandates the teaching of the Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust, among other cases of genocide, as a requirement for High School graduation in the Centennial State. “Armenian Genocide education has been a long-standing goal of the ANCA-WR and was included in the language of the recentContinue reading “Colorado Governor Signs Genocide Education Bill Into Law”

BUSD Passes Resolution 38 Proclaiming April 24, 2020, as the Burbank Unified School District’s Day of Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923

BUSD Passes Resolution 38 Proclaiming April 24, 2020, as the Burbank Unified School District’s Day of Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923Burbank, CA- On Thursday, April 16, 2020, the Burbank Unified School District (BUSD) Board of Education unanimously passed Resolution 38 Proclaiming April 24, 2020, as the Burbank Unified School District’s Day of CommemorationContinue reading “BUSD Passes Resolution 38 Proclaiming April 24, 2020, as the Burbank Unified School District’s Day of Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide of 1915-1923”

More than 250 Gather for 4th Annual Armenian Genocide Education Luncheon

More than 250 community leaders, dignitaries, educators, and supporters attended the Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region Education Committee’s fourth annual Armenian Genocide Education Luncheon. The event was held on Saturday, March 7 in Burbank, CA. Held since 2016, the Luncheon seeks to honor K through 16 public school educators who have goneContinue reading “More than 250 Gather for 4th Annual Armenian Genocide Education Luncheon”

ANCA-WR to Honor 7 Educators at Genocide Education Awards Luncheon

LOS ANGELES—The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region’s Education Committee announced that it will be recognizing seven educators, from various public schools and universities in the Western U.S., who have uniquely provided instruction and education about the Armenian Genocide in public schools of the Western Region. The following extraordinary educators will be recognizedContinue reading “ANCA-WR to Honor 7 Educators at Genocide Education Awards Luncheon”