Lessons Sought on Serving Native American Students

Here, from Ed Week.  An excerpt:

The Council of Chief State School Officers is looking to a small-scale Montana program for help in reversing the fortunes of hundreds of thousands of American Indian children.

Despite federal attempts to raise the profile of the challenges that Native American students face, they are often an afterthought, said William Mendoza, the executive director of the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education.

“They’re underrepresented, underserved, and darn-near invisible,” Mendoza said.

While Congress and the Obama administration have pressed the Bureau of Indian Education to overhaul operations at the schools it oversees on or near American Indian reservations, more than 90 percent of the 950,000 American Indian children attend traditional public schools run by local districts.

That makes district- and state-level intervention crucial.

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