NIEA has developed a Native charter school framework to promote the growth and expansion of Native charter schools throughout the United States. Charter schools offer a creative and innovative space for educators to increase educational opportunities in their communities and allow tribes and other Native communities across the country to offer new pathways to advance Native identity through teaching and learning. Fundamentally, charters that are grounded in Native ways of knowing, believing, and operating, provide an educational avenue that many Native peoples have sought for decades.
The handbook was completed with the assistance of NIEA’s Native Charter School Advisory Group, who provided insight and information on charter schools can advance the well-being of Native students and by the generous financial support of the Walton Family Foundation.
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