U.S. Department of Education
Office of Communications & Outreach, Pacific Southwest Region
50 Beale Street – Suite 9700
San Francisco, California 94105
EVENT DATE: Tuesday, May 29, 2012
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TO HOLD
URBAN NATIVE-EDUCATION LEARNING SESSION
ON IMPROVING INDIAN EDUCATION
William Mendoza, executive director of the White House Initiative on American Indians and Alaska Natives, and Joyce Silverthorne, director of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Indian Education, will meet with Indian tribal leaders, Indian-education stakeholders and the general public in Seattle, on Tuesday, May 29 to get their input on education programs serving Native American students.
Mendoza and Silverthorne are seeking suggestions and concerns regarding the most important issues affecting urban Indian education.
These sessions are designed to provide participants with an opportunity to voice their thoughts and engage in dialogue with senior federal officials in accordance with the U.S. Department of Education’s commitment to engage in regular and meaningful consultation and collaboration with Indian tribes, Indian-education stakeholders and the general public.
The Urban Native-Education Learning Session is a continuation of federal roundtable discussions that began in 2012 to offer tribal leaders and Indian-education stakeholders an opportunity to provide feedback on the strategies and objectives of Executive Order 13592, Improving American Indian Education and Alaska Native Educational Opportunities and Strengthening Tribal Colleges and Universities, as it relates to urban Native American students.
Together, tribal and community leaders, education stakeholders and the U.S. Department of Education will continue working to create a more effective and responsive education policy that positively impacts students.
William Mendoza, executive director, White House Initiative on American Indians and Alaska Natives; Joyce Silverthorne, director, Office of Indian Education, U.S. Department of Education
Learning session and discussion with Indian tribal leaders and educators to hear their suggestions and concerns on issues affecting urban Indian education.
John Stanford Center for Educational Excellence
Seattle Public Schools
2445 3rd Avenue South
Tuesday, May 29, 8:15 a.m. PT
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