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Indigenous Students

Families & the Community Video American Indian Parents Hold Schools to Account on Culture, Curriculum
In Minnesota, the parents of American Indian students work to assure a high level of cultural sensitivity and accuracy in what’s being taught.
Brooke Saias, February 28, 2020
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College & Workforce Readiness Video From the Pueblo to College: The Journey of Two Rural Students, Chapter 3: ‘A home to come back to’
Rural students don’t go to college in the same numbers that their urban or suburban peers do. And for rural students of color whose families or communities are of limited means, the numbers are even lower. But there are many success stories—and Education Week wanted to tell one.
Erin Irwin, December 20, 2019
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College & Workforce Readiness Opinion From the Pueblo to College: The Journey of Two Rural Students
What does it take for rural students to succeed academically? This three-part video series follows two Native American students as they transition from high school to higher education and explores what their decisions mean for their families and their Jemez Pueblo community.
December 20, 2019
College & Workforce Readiness Video From the Pueblo to College: The Journey of Two Rural Students, Chapter 1: 'Not giving up on school'
For several months in 2019, Education Week followed two college-bound students—Temeya Gachupin and Justin Madalena—who come from the Pueblo of Jemez in New Mexico, so that we could tell their personal and academic stories.
Erin Irwin, December 19, 2019
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College & Workforce Readiness Video From the Pueblo to College: The Journey of Two Rural Students, Chapter 2: ‘I’m going to miss her’
For students who choose to go to college, where they come from can be a big predictor of their ability to succeed in higher education. Rural students don’t go to college in the same numbers that their urban or suburban peers do. And for rural students of color whose families or communities are of limited means, the numbers are even lower. But there are many success stories—and Education Week wanted to tell one.
Erin Irwin, December 19, 2019
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Equity & Diversity Interactive Alaska: A Brief History of the State and Its Schools
Alaskan schooling developed on many fronts. An illustrated timeline adds historical context for the growth of the state's education system.
July 19, 2019
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Equity & Diversity Many Native American Students Don't Learn About Their Languages and Cultures in School
Students at Bureau of Indian Education schools were more likely to report being exposed to Native languages and culture when compared to their peers attending traditional public schools.
Corey Mitchell, May 8, 2019
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Special Education Video Creating Pathways for Gifted Students in Rural Alaska
Growing up gifted in rural Alaska can be a struggle. It can be tough to find the challenging courses you need, and the advising to get you planted firmly on a path to college. See how one program, the Rural Alaska Honors Institute, is helping gifted Alaska Native students find their way to college. Run by the Rural Alaska Honors Institute at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks, it offers residential summer programs for college credit, and advanced courses online during the school year.
December 26, 2018
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English-Language Learners What's Behind Rising Graduation Rates for English-Learners and Native-American Students?
Educators and researchers are questioning whether the increase in high school completion rates means the needs of those students are being better served in the nation's K-12 schools.
Corey Mitchell, December 7, 2017
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College & Workforce Readiness Video Hands-On Veterinary Program Helps Navajo Students Succeed
The veterinary science program at Monument Valley High School, located in Navajo Nation in northeast Arizona, is a great example of how career and technical education can improve the lives of students and their community. Working in a state-of-the-art facility that contains a full veterinary clinic, complete with two operating rooms, students apply their knowledge by assisting in exams, vaccinations, and surgery. The program prepares students for college and careers —100 percent graduage high school, and three-quarters continue to college &mdash and has become the go-to animal clinic for families in the area. In this PBS NewsHour report, career and technical education director Clyde McBride, who was honored earlier this year as a 2017 Leader to Learn From, further discusses his inspiring program. This video originally aired on PBS NewsHour on April 18, 2017.
April 19, 2017
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Equity & Diversity Americans Are Falling Behind in Foreign-Language Learning
The first nationwide study of foreign-language learning in nearly three decades concludes that a critical shortage of educators could imperil efforts to boost language learning.
Corey Mitchell, March 2, 2017
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College & Workforce Readiness Leader To Learn From Educator's Pre-Veterinary Program Sends Navajo Students to College
Clyde McBride, the director of career and technical education in Kayenta, Ariz., runs a powerhouse pre-veterinary-sciences program that gives Navajo students hands-on experience that propels them to college, prepares them for the workforce, and puts them at the center of supporting their communities. He is recognized as a 2017 Leader To Learn From.
Catherine Gewertz, February 22, 2017
8 min read
Equity & Diversity New Bureau of Indian Education Director Selected
A member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Dearman inherits the reins of an agency that has been plagued by financial mismanagement and rampant staff turnover for decades.
Corey Mitchell, November 2, 2016
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Assessment Bureau of Indian Education Joins WIDA Consortium on English-Learners
Joining WIDA allows BIE educators to home in on one set of exams and standards to measure English-language proficiency among American Indian and Alaska Native children.
Corey Mitchell, September 29, 2016
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