U.S. Department of Education Launches First-Ever School Environment Listening Tour for Native American Students
The White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education (WHIAIANE) and the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights are launching their first-ever school environment listening tour to hear from schools and communities on ways to better meet the unique educational and culturally-related academic needs of Native American students. The listening sessions will focus on school environment—bullying, student discipline, and offensive imagery and symbolism. WHIAIANE will compile the feedback from the tour into a report for President Obama with recommendations on how to ensure that Native American students receive a high quality education. Future sessions include one on Sunday, October 26, in Lacrosse, Wisconsin, and more scheduled for Seattle, Washington; Ann Arbor, Michigan; Tulsa, Oklahoma; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Troy, New York; Los Angeles, California; and Anchorage, Alaska. Additional information about specific locations and dates for future listening sessions will be announced in the coming weeks.
National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA)