Advancing American Indian Education – Podcast Episode 101 | Classnotes Podcast 101
Classnotes Podcast (February 13, 2012) In December, the President issued an executive order on improving American Indian and Alaska Native educational opportunities in light of the fact that these students are dropping out of school at alarming rates, that the United States has not been successful in closing achievement gaps, and many native languages are close to extinction. Recently, a consortium of federally-funded technical assistance providers west of the Mississippi came together examine some of the state of Native Americans in schools and the implications of those realities on their work particularly to ensure staff development that is provided to schools serving American Indian students is culturally responsive and appropriate.
Bradley Scott, Ph.D., director of the IDRA South Central Collaborative for Equity, is joined by Veronica Betancourt, M.A., Kristin Grayson, M.Ed., and Paula Johnson, M.A., to share their reflections from the event key insights about providing technical assistance to improve education of American Indian students.
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There are approximately 624,000 American Indian and Alaska Native students in the U.S. K-12 system. About 93 percent attend regular public schools and 7 percent attend schools administered by the U.S. government’s Bureau of Indian Affairs, a system of 184 schools for educating American Indian students spread over 23 states. (from Native Education 101)
The Condition of Native Education in 2011
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act Reauthorization
Executive Order 13592 — Improving American Indian and Alaska Native Educational Opportunities and Strengthening Tribal Colleges and Universities
Priorities for Improving the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) for Native American Students
NIEA/NCAI National Tribal Priorities for Indian Education
American Indian Education: The Role of Tribal Education Departments
Tribal Leaders Speak: The State of Indian Education, 2010
2011 Tribal Education Departments Report
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