Washington, DC – Last week, the U.S.
Department of Education released an eye-opening report on American Indian
and Alaska Native student achievement, The
Nation’s Report Card: National Indian Education Study 2011: The Educational
Experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native Students at Grades 4 and 8. Now, on Thursday, July 19, learn more
about the report from National Center for Education Statistics officials in an important Webinar hosted by NIEA on the
conditions of education for Native students.
Join Dawn Mackety, Ph.D., NIEA’s Director
of Research, Data and Policy; NCES
Program Director Dr. Arnold Goldstein, and NCES researchers Dr. Grady Wilburn
and Dr. James Deaton for NIEA's inaugural Webinar on Native and national
education issues. On this Webinar, you will learn more about the
achievement of American Indian and Alaska Native students, and have
opportunities to ask questions.
Native education advocates, researchers,
reporters, and others can register
today for this important event. Reporters can contact NIEA Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (202) 544-7290.
Reporters can also check out NIEA’s research
and policy resources, including
its flagship brief
on its advocacy, research, and advocacy for all Native children.
jUST THE FACTS
WHO: Dr. Dawn Mackety, National Indian Education Association (NIEA); and Dr. Arnold Goldstein, Dr. Grady Wilbur, and Dr. James Deaton, National Center for Education Statistics
WHAT: Webinar on The Nation’s Report Card: National Indian Education Study 2011: The
Educational Experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native Students at
Grades 4 and 8.
WHEN: Thursday, July 19 at 12:30 p.m. Click
here to register.
WHY: Learn more about the sobering statistics on – and educational issues
affecting – the achievement of American Indian and Alaska Native children.
MEDIA CONTACT: NIEA Communications (email@example.com or 202.544.7290)
About National Indian Education
Association: The premiere organization
advocating for educational excellence, opportunity, and equity for American
Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students, the mission of the
National Indian Education Association (NIEA) is to support traditional Native
cultures and values; to enable Native learners to become contributing members
of their communities; to promote Native control of educational institutions;
and to improve educational opportunities and resources for American Indians,
Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians throughout the United States. Learn more