January 19, 2013

Effort Ties Native Language Preservation to Boosting Academics

From http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/rural_education/2013/01/preserving_native_language_to_help_boost_academics.html

Effort Ties Native Language Preservation to Boosting Academics
By Diette Courrege
January 11, 2013

One of the 22 new federally funded comprehensive centers dedicated to helping struggling schools will be working to ensure Native languages and cultures are part of students' education in the same way as core academic subjects.

The National Indian Education Association, an advocacy group for the education of Native American students that serves a substantially rural population, will be assisting the University of Oklahoma's South Central Regional Comprehensive Center. It will serve students in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, and Oklahoma.

Read the full article at http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/rural_education/2013/01/preserving_native_language_to_help_boost_academics.html

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