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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 …