Historic Meeting Brings Together Key Stakeholders Committed to Improving Outcomes for American Indian Students


Under the desert sun in Phoenix, Ariz., an historic meeting took place to discuss the promise that the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) holds for improving Indian education across the United States. Three organizations, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO), the National Indian Education Association (NIEA), and the federally funded Comprehensive Center program, convened tribal leaders and Indian educators from across the country. Participants discussed the provisions for meaningful consultation with tribes within ESSA, and planned for continued collaboration among the group. Watch this short video to hear perspectives on the historic nature of the meeting and the opportunities for improving outcomes for American Indian students. For more information on this project, contact Terri Bissonette.


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