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Native Education 101: Basic Facts About American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian Education

The National Indian Education Association and the National Education Association recently released a joint publication that helps educators, lawmakers, and the public better understand Native education in the U.S. The publication examines issues impacting academic achievement for these students, including community concepts, types of schools, teacher preparation, class size, erosion of native languages, tribal sovereignty, and the need for self determination.