The Office of Culturally & Linguistically Responsive Initiatives (CLRI)

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Welcome to CLRI

We Lift as We Climb." - Mary Church Terrell

It is our greatest joy to provide Culturally Relevant Curricula, Resources, and Experiences to the students in the Buffalo Public School District. 

 Mission Statement

The mission of the Buffalo Public Schools’ Office of CLRI is to share the value and best practices of culturally and linguistically responsive practices in order to support and respond to the growing needs of our diverse student population. The Office of CLRI will provide supports, resources, exemplars, and a framework for stakeholders to receive lifelong meaningful learning experiences that inform, train, and support systemic culturally and linguistically responsive practices.

Vision Statement

The vision of the Office of Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Initiatives (CLRI) is that all staff support schools in establishing a community that embraces, values, and infuses culturally and linguistically responsive teaching and learning for all students.