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ERIC Number: ED500291
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec-19
Pages: 23
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Relationships & Partnerships between Tribes and the State to Ensure Equitable Resources & Quality Education for Native American Students. State of New Mexico Tribal-State Indian Education Summit Report
New Mexico Higher Education Department
More than 300 tribal representatives and educators from across New Mexico met at Ohkay Owingeh on December 19, 2005, to discuss ways to improve education for American Indian students in New Mexico. The Summit was a collaborative effort by New Mexico's Office of Indian Affairs, Public Education Department, Higher Education Department, and tribal communities. Governor Bill Richardson gave the keynote address. He stressed that New Mexico must develop solutions in American Indian education rather than report deficits year after year. Toward that end, he requested a legislative appropriation of $500K to propose solutions for teaching Native children on and off reservations in the state; $2M for Advanced Placement classes for Native American high school students; an expansion of the Lottery Success Scholarship to include students who attend tribal colleges; and Capital improvement projects on tribal lands totaling $2.5M. The singular challenge facing Indian educators is that achievement, retention, and graduation rates of American Indian students across P-20 levels lag significantly behind state and national norms. The Summit was organized around four strands, which also structure sections of this report: Early Childhood Education, Elementary and Secondary Education, Higher and Adult Education, and Other Education Issues, which include Urban Indians, Health, and the No Child Left Behind Act. Summit participants generated Challenges and Recommendations in each of the strands. (Contains 6 figures.) [This document was produced by the New Mexico Higher Education Department.]
New Mexico Higher Education Department. 1608 Cerrillos Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505. Tel: 505-476-6500; Fax: 505-476-6511; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001