North Dakota Considers Legislation to Improve Native American Education


The North Dakota State Legislature is finally considering creating a state director of indian education, a goal supported by the North Dakota Indian Education Association since at least 2008. The organization's third goal listed on its website is "To advocate, support, and maintain a state supported Director of Indian Education representing the needs of American Indian children in North Dakota."

According to this WDAY News 6 video, the legislature is also considering a bill that would study Indian education issues to develop criteria for grants to low performing schools. North Dakota has a 57 percent graduation rate, so these changes could help increase that.

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