In 2012, American Indian students in Minnesota had a graduation rate of 42 percent. The overall Minnesota graduation rate at the time was 77 percent. The Midwest Comprehensive Center supported the director’s office in planning and hosting the first Minnesota American Indian Education Summit and served as a thought partner to MDE staff on the content development, speaker selections, and design of the summit, which brought together Indian education program staff, teachers, tribal organization representatives, superintendents, higher education faculty and staff, community members, and other nonprofit organizations.
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15 Jan 2015
The 114th Congress needs to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act—but this time, no silver bullets or artificial deadlines. As Sara Wraight argues in this blog post, real education reform will take many years, and it’s time to go long.