Native education

“Canyon Dreams”

How one Navajo Nation high school is trying to help students see a future that includes college

In a new book on "rez ball," columnist Michael Powell explores the lives of Navajo high schoolers on and off the court

OPINION: How ‘juvenile-justice’ schools harm one group in particular: Native American youth

States should increase communication and collaboration with local tribes to ensure culturally relevant programming

STUDENT VOICE: “Colleges and universities need to remove barriers that prevent Native students from thriving in college”

How higher education can better meet the needs of students from tribal communities

A girl at recess runs at the Heart Butte School on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in northern Montana. Overshadowed by attention to the challenges faced by nonwhite high school graduates in cities, low-income black, Hispanic and native American students in rural areas are equally unlikely to go on to college.

OPINION: Culture-based education — a path to healing for Native youth?

Reframing learning objectives and outcomes in the geographical, historical and local context of indigenous groups

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Why are tribal college students slow to ask for financial aid?

A report about student experiences at tribal colleges and universities finds a lag in seeking aid, along with reluctance to take out loans

Sam Larson, 15, measures a section of his cardboard canoe during ANSEP’s summer Acceleration Academy at the University of Alaska in July 2018.

Alaska Native students pursue STEM, with great success

Pushing back against stereotypes, students in the Alaska Native Science and Engineering Program outperform students of all backgrounds in math and science

How a struggling school for Native Americans doubled its graduation rate

Infusing Native culture into the curriculum and drawing on local leadership makes all the difference


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Atsa works on a problem set by Cheryl Williams, the math recovery specialist at Wyoming Indian Elementary School. Williams videotapes her sessions with Atsa. When she reviews the tape, she will look closely at his hands to see if he is counting on his fingers.

Innovative math program succeeds at American Indian schools, before funding is cut

A forerunner of Common Core helped raise student proficiency by teaching math problem-solving strategies

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In Native schools, hope and fears about new nationwide standards

PIÑON, Ariz. — A dozen students had sacrificed their spring break to gather at Arizona’s Star Charter School to prepare for the upcoming state standardized test. On a sunny Thursday…