Zoo Siab Tos Txais! The goal for Phalen Lake Hmong Studies is for every child to contribute to and become part of our growing multicultural society. Through a special focus on the Hmong language, students explore culture, history, folklore, art, literature and traditions of many cultures. Our immersion program gives students the advantage of learning through two languages, English and Hmong.
Juanita Ortiz has seen the power of such an action. A Latino culture teacher at Phalen Lake Hmong Studies Magnet in St. Paul, Ortiz helped her fourth- and fifth-graders combat hate speech this year with something far mightier: thoughtful speech. The class wrote letters to President Obama, Donald Trump and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.
See Pha Vang, a teacher at Phalen Lake Hmong Studies Magnet School, will receive the 3M Innovative Economic Educator Award, which recognizes educators who use creative lessons to teach economics at the elementary and secondary levels.