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US State Department Taps Metro’s Language RBERN to Meet with Educators from Latvia

Led by Aiji Tuan, a group of educators from Latvia explored with our team how our education system addresses diversity issues and promotes tolerance. Dr. Tuan has been actively involved in promoting systemic and purposeful educational change at the classroom, school, national and international level in Latvia.  The visiting group also included Ms. Galina Koreneva, teacher at Daugavpils Secondary School No.17, Mrs. Daila Ranse, teacher at Valmiera Secondary School No. 5, Principal Valija Salna of Daugavpils Secondary School No. 10, and Ms. Laura Mikelsone, Director of the Broceni High School Museum.

Formed in 1918, the Republic of Latvia is located in the Baltic region of northern Europe. As a current member in the European Union, Latvia was incorporated into the Soviet Union in 1944 until it regained its independence in 1991.