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Arredondo, S.; Jesse, D.; Weston-Sementelli, J.; Espel, E. – West Comprehensive Center at WestEd, 2016
On May 2, the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) and the West Comprehensive Center (WCC) at WestEd facilitated a half-day pre-conference for tribal leaders and educators participating in the 2016 Southwest Pathways Conference (which was held May 2-4). The gathering raised awareness about critical education, health, and well-being issues…
Descriptors: American Indians, Tribes, American Indian Students, American Indian Education
West Comprehensive Center at WestEd, 2015
Title VII provides funding for the education of American Indian/Alaska Native students based on a formula grant available to school districts, charter schools, and local education agencies (LEAs). This report explores why some eligible schools and districts do not apply for federal Title VII, potentially resulting in American Indian/Alaska Native…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Alaska Natives, Federal Aid, Federal Programs
Fredericks, Linda; Shtivelband, Annette; Espel, Emma; Withington, Amanda – West Comprehensive Center at WestEd, 2015
This annotated bibliography has been prepared to inform educators, tribal leaders, researchers,and policymakers about research-based efforts to identify promising practices related to reclaiming and revitalizing Native American language and culture at all stages of education, from early childhood to postsecondary education. The articles described…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, American Indian Education, Cultural Influences, Community Colleges
Jesse, Dan; Northup, Judy; Withington, Amanda – West Comprehensive Center at WestEd, 2015
The purpose of this annotated bibliography is to identify interventions, and supporting research that may benefit educators in their efforts to close the American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) achievement gap. It examines promising programs, policies, practices, and processes related to improving academic and nonacademic outcomes for AI/AN students…
Descriptors: American Indian Students, American Indian Education, Alaska Natives, Intervention
Espel, Emma – West Comprehensive Center at WestEd, 2015
This document provides abstracts from a sample of studies that examine risk and/or protective factors or suicide prevention programs for American Indian/Alaska Native youth. Prior to the individual literature summaries, the document includes a section called "From the Literature: Overview of Risk and Protective Factors." The exhibits in…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Alaska Natives, Adolescents, Suicide
West Comprehensive Center at WestEd, 2015
In an October 2015 professional development and networking conference, 100 school counselors and teachers increased their cultural awareness and knowledge of Native American Indian Tribes and developed skills to support and advocate for their students. This one-page report describes the event, shares initial learnings, and touches on possible next…
Descriptors: School Counselors, School Counseling, Counselor Training, Cultural Awareness
West Comprehensive Center at WestEd, 2015
Nearly 100 school counselors and teachers convened in October 2015 at the picturesque Ts├ębii'nidzisgai Elementary School in Monument Valley, Utah, for a "Four Corners Counseling Connection" conference designed to enhance their knowledge and understanding of American Indian history and culture, help them develop skills to support and…
Descriptors: School Counselors, School Counseling, Counselor Training, Cultural Awareness
West Comprehensive Center at WestEd, 2014
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,…
Descriptors: American Indian Education, State Legislation, Federal Legislation, Laws
Withington, Amanda; Shtivelband, Annette – West Comprehensive Center at WestEd, 2014
The purpose of this bibliography is to examine factors that may help prevent Native American students from dropping out of school. This document draws from the literature that describes best and promising practices that may address the needs of this vulnerable population. The 30 articles whose abstracts are included in this publication represent a…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, American Indian Students, Intervention, Failure