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ERIC Number: ED569493
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 67
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 13
Indian Education in Arizona, Nevada, and Utah: A Review of State and National Law, Board Rules, and Policy Decisions
West Comprehensive Center at WestEd
The West Comprehensive Center (WCC) is working with the Arizona Department of Education (ADE), the Nevada Department of Education (NDE), and the Utah State Office of Education (USOE) to assist districts and schools that are implementing activities to improve outcomes for Indian students. As a first step, WCC staff reviewed state and national law, board rules, and policy decisions related to Indian education in Arizona, Nevada, and Utah. National and state-based resources were consulted to inform this effort. WCC also identified prominent organizations that are concerned with improving Indian education in each of the states. In addition, interviews were conducted with state education agency lead staff in the area of Indian education. This report represents a summary of what has been learned from these sources. A brief overview of federal laws and pertinent research is provided as background, followed by highlights from state-level reviews and interviews. The appendix contains detailed summaries of state laws, board rules, and other policy decisions that informed this effort, as well as a list of national resources. The following are appended: (1) Preliminary Arizona State Scan: Native American Issues; (2) Arizona State Board of Education/Vocational and Technical Education; (3) Native American Education--Related Organizations in Arizona; (4) Preliminary Nevada State Scan: Native American Issues; (5) State Board of Education Policies; (6) Native American Education-Related Organizations in Nevada; (7) Additional Resources; (8) Preliminary Utah State Scan: Native American Issues; (9) State Board of Education Minutes; (10) Other Documents; (11) Native American Education-Related Organizations in Utah; and (12) Additional Native American Education Policy and Law Resources.
West Comprehensive Center at WestEd. 2020 N Central Avenue Suite 510, Phoenix, AZ 85004. Tel: 866-979-7322; Tel: 602-322-7005; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: West Comprehensive Center (WCC) at WestEd; RMC Research Corporation
Identifiers - Location: Arizona; Nevada; Utah
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Indian Education Act 1972; Indian Self Determination Education Assistance Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001
Grant or Contract Numbers: S283B120006