Improving AIAN Opportunities and Strengthening Tribal Colleges and Universities
The White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education (WHIAIANE) leads the implementation of the President's Executive Order 13592 by working closely with Federal agencies and offices to help ensure American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) participation in the development and implementation of key Administration education priorities.
Ron Lessard, Chief of Staff, WHIAIANE will discuss the impact of the Initiative in improving educational outcomes for all AI/AN students. He will also provide information on activities for the students to learn their native language, receive complete and competitive education, and prepare for college and careers. The presentation will highlight how the program can close the achievement gap for Native American students, decrease the alarmingly high dropout rates, and help to preserve and revitalize Native languages. The webinar will highlight updates on the Native Student Environment Initiative, the Native Language Memorandum of Agreement and the 2015 Native American Language Summit. Mr. Lessard will share updates on capacity building efforts related to Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU); Native Serving Institutions Initiatives, and the progress of the US Department of Education's efforts to implement the President's Generation Indigenous Initiative.
The White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education: Improving AIAN Opportunities and Strengthening Tribal Colleges and Universities
Ron Lessard, Chief of Staff, White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education
DATE: May 21, 2015
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