American Indian Education Feedback Gathered


An item in my afternoon inbox relates to the continuing consultation with American Indian education leaders on issues affecting Indian education. Noteworthy is the cooperation between the Bureau of Indian Education and the US Department of Education.

U.S. Education Department Official to Hold Tribal Consultation in Troy, N.Y., Gather Feedback on Education Reform Matters Affecting American Indians

07/19/2012 10:16 AM EDT

William Mendoza, executive director of the White House Initiative on American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN), will consult with tribal leaders Friday in Troy, N.Y., to get feedback on education reform matters affecting American Indians.

The consultation is an outgrowth of President Obama’s Nov. 5, 2009, Presidential Memorandum and Executive Order 13175, which directs agencies to develop a plan of action to regularly consult with Indian tribes on government-to-government relations and strengthen support for tribal communities.

Mendoza will listen to tribal leaders and provide comments on the Memorandum of Understanding between the U.S. Departments of Education and Interior, which aims to expand educational opportunities and improve academic achievement for AI/ANs. He will consult tribal leaders on the strategic implementation of both the initiative and the Bureau of Indian Education’s (BIE) proposal to adopt a unitary accountability system for BIE-funded schools.

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About DrEMiller

Certified Zentangle Teacher (CZT). Home: Sint Maarten. K-12 teacher for 13 years (Special Education for 10 years); Post-secondary educator since 2002; Education consulting since 1995. When teaching, held teaching certificates in K-12 special education, reading specialist; and secondary social studies. Doctorate: Educational Psychology Programmer/analyst for 10 years, including project management and training of corporate execs.
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