Midwest Comprehensive Center American Indian Education Newsletter: May 2017

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Michigan: Michigan endorses its first K–12 Foreign Language-Native teacher in Anishinaabemowin, the native language of the Ojibwe people. Michigan Radio

Minnesota: Minnesota parents call for more K–12 teacher training on American Indian education. Education Week

New Mexico: American Indian students’ academic performance remains well below the national average for Native youth in New Mexico. Albuquerque Journal

Oklahoma: Tribal officials and Oklahoma educators met in Tulsa for a first-of-its-kind gathering to foster collaboration and develop strategies that strengthen education for the state’s American Indian students. Oklahoma State Department of Education


National and International

The Montana Office of Public Instruction developed a list of 10 ways to engage students and make rural schools more welcoming for Native children. Indian Country Today

Proposed federal school choice legislation may have negative impacts on American Indian students. Indian Country Today

Now Available! September 2016 Midwest Comprehensive Center American Indian Education Newsletter!

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The September issue of the Midwest Comprehensive Center American Indian Education Newsletter is packed with news, events, resources and research. Some of the topics within the newsletter include:

  • Montana State University hosts Immersion Programs Conference to support statewide efforts to revitalize endangered indigenous languages.
  • Performance of Native students in Bureau of Indian Education schools and public school systems runs counter to national improvement trends in graduation rates and test scores for other groups.
  • 2016 National Indian Education Association (NIEA) Convention and Trade Show
  • La Cosecha 2016—21st Annual Dual Language Conference
  • West Comprehensive Center. (2015). Promising education interventions to improve the achievement of Native American students: An annotated bibliography.

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“The Midwest Comprehensive Center at American Institutes for Research (AIR) was launched in October 2012 under a five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The Midwest Comprehensive Center provides technical assistance to the state education agencies (SEAs) of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin with a focus on building the capacity of the SEA to support districts and schools to ensure that all students graduate high school ready for college or a career. Technical assistance is tailored to each state’s individual needs while also being aligned to the priorities of the U.S. Department of Education.”


MN Indian Ed Conference “Spotlight” on AIR Midwest

The MN Indian Ed Conference is now a “spotlight” on the AIR Midwest Comprehensive Center homepage.  It is the ONLY event being highlighted there presently.  That homepage is here:  http://midwest-cc.org/.  Our spotlight is in the right hand corner of the homepage.

Other links:

*        The PDF of the conference flyer is here:  http://midwest-cc.org/sites/default/files/minnesota-summit.pdf.

*        And the 2013 MN Indian Ed Conference Website for registering to attend the  September 23rd event is here:  http://www.mn-indianed.org/

Learn more about the Conference and Bowman’s role: https://bpcwi.com/minnesota-american-indian-education-summit/

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