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Saturday, November 1, 2014

November is Native American Month--Help Save the Reservation Schools

The United States has "183 Bureau of Indian Education Schools", and "one-third of them are in desperate need of repairs or replacement" according to a June, 2014, article by David Henry . Furthermore, the National Indian Education Report shows drop-out rates for Native American Indian (NAI) students are double that of their Caucasian classmates. Numerous research studies, such as those completed by the American Psychological Association and the National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, link drop-out rates and low academic performances to poor school conditions. Government officials have neglected to help preserve and save America's most precious resources--our Native American students and their rights to equal educations.  

As citizens, what can be done to help Native American schools, students, and
teachers? What supplies are needed? Where can donations be made? What professional development can be offered to teachers? What emotional intelligence strategies can be implemented into schools' curriculum? How can these students be motivated to graduate from high school and continue on to colleges and trade schools? How can Americans save Bureau of Indian Education Schools and its students? There are many questions, and answers and suggestions are needed and welcomed. It's November, Native American Month, so honor our American culture and heritage by reaching out to help save reservation schools and their students! 

Celebrate Native American Indian Month with FREE Resources from Educator Helper!

Websites with Extra Activities, Documents, History, and more...
Alaska Native Heritage Center Teacher Resources
Smithsonian Education Institute American Indian Heritage Month

FREE NAI Fun Activities from Educator Helper!
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