Washington State: The State of Native Education

This report addresses the accomplishments and recommendations of the Office of Native Education (ONE), a department of the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). These accomplishments include:

  • Refined the Since Time Immemorial: Tribal Sovereignty in Washington State web-based curriculum, and expanded professional development in utilization of the resource.
  • Strengthened partnership efforts with the OSPI Environment and Sustainability Office focusing on the inclusion of indigenous knowledge in science instruction.
  • As a result of Engrossed Second Substitute House Bill (E2 SHB) 1134 (authorizing OSPI to enter into State-Tribal Education Compacts to establish tribally controlled schools), negotiated and approved three Tribal Compact Schools: Muckleshoot Tribal School, Lummi Nation Schools, and Chief Kitsap Academy (Suquamish Tribe).
  • Continued ongoing efforts to extend partnerships with Tribes and tribal organizations.

Authorizing bill/law: RCW 28A.300.105

http://k12.wa.us/LegisGov/2015documents/NativeEducationJan2015.pdf

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