ERIC Number: ED423108
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Aug-6
Reference Count: N/A
American Indian and Alaska Native Education. Executive Order 13096.
Clinton, William J.
Federal Register, v63 n154 p42681-84 Aug 11 1998
This Executive Order of the President outlines a plan for federal agencies to develop a long-term comprehensive federal Indian education policy that will accomplish six goals for American Indian and Alaska Native education. These goals are improving reading and mathematics; increasing high school completion and postsecondary attendance rates; reducing the influence of longstanding factors that impede educational performance, such as poverty and substance abuse; creating strong, safe and drug-free school environments; improving science education; and expanding the use of educational technology. An interagency task force will be established to oversee planning and implementation of this order, in consultation with representatives of American Indian and Alaska Native tribes and organizations. Task force activities will include: (1) developing an interagency action plan supportive of this order; (2) identifying, within participating federal agencies, all education-related programs and resources that support the goals of this order, and publishing and disseminating the guide; and resources; (3) developing a comprehensive federal research agenda that evaluates promising practices and the role of Native language and culture in educational strategies; and (4) developing a comprehensive federal Indian education policy. In addition, the Departments of Education and the Interior will convene a series of regional forums to identify promising practices and strategies, and will identify model schools and provide them with technical assistance. The task force will terminate not later than August 6, 2003. (SV)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Alaska Natives, American Indian Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Government, Federal Indian Relationship, Position Papers, Public Agencies
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Executive Office of the President, Washington, DC.