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Improving Native American achievement
February 9, 2009

A listening session provides feedback about Indian

education. (Photo courtesy of Julie Titone)

Building relationships between Indian tribes and school districts is one of five key steps needed to improve Native American student success, according to WSU researchers.


Their report, “From Where the Sun Rises: Addressing the Educational Achievement Gap of Native American Students in Washington State,” was commissioned by the state Legislature. In addition to analyzing test results, it draws on the lessons of successful education programs.


It also incorporates perspectives gathered at 10 formal “listening sessions” and another dozen opportunities for … » More …

Poster presentation of higher ed. history
December 3, 2007

A fundamental premise of Michael Pavel’s history of higher education course is that “American higher education cannot be adequately understood, nor can informed decisions be made, without the benefit of a historical perspective.”

Tonight, graduate students in his ED AD 572 class will be giving poster presentations on the history of myriad topics and issues in higher education, including college affordability, women’s colleges, intercollegiate athletics and assessment. The public is invited to the presentations scheduled for 7:10 to 8:30 p.m. in the Second Floor Atrium at the Smith Center for Undergraduate Education. Refreshments will be provided.

Pavel, an associate professor in the department of educational … » More …