Charlie Galbraith: Improving education for Indian Country

"On December 2, 2011, at the third White House Tribal Nations Conference, President Obama announced his Executive Order on Improving American Indian and Alaska Native Educational Opportunities and Strengthening Tribal Colleges and Universities. Last week, I had the privilege of joining the Department of Education and the Department of Interior at a roundtable on the Squaxin Island Reservation in Shelton, Washington which concluded a series of regional Tribal Leader Education Roundtables that will help guide the implementation of the Executive Order.

The Executive Order focuses on lowering the dropout rate of Native students, furthering tribal self-determination and ensuring that students have an opportunity to learn their Native languages and histories while receiving complete and competitive educations that prepare them for college, careers, and productive and satisfying lives."

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Charlie Galbraith: From the Cradle to the Career: Improving Education for American Indians and Alaska Natives (White House Blog 2/22)

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