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National Indian Education Study (NAEP) - The National Indian Education Study (NIES) is designed to describe the condition of education for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students in the United States. The study provides educators, policymakers, and the public with information about the academic performance in reading and mathematics of AI/AN fourth- and eighth-graders as well as their exposure to Native American culture....

Native Hawaiian Education Program - This U.S. Department of Education Web site contains information on Native Hawaiian education, including sections on the Native Hawaiian Higher Education Program, the text of the Native Hawaiian Education Act, and an overview of aspects of the No Child Left Behind Act that affect the education of Native Hawaiians....

Pihana Na Mamo: The Native Hawaiian Special Education Project - Pihana Na Mamo is designed to deliver educational services to children and youth of Hawaiian ancestry with special needs. The project has three major school-based activities: (1) helehelu supports schools in implementing research-based reading programs, (2) kako’o is a mentoring program for secondary students and (3) makua hanai is a parent and community partnership....

Preparing Indigenous Teachers for Alaska Schools (PITAS) - PITAS is designed to prepare Alaska Native students to become teachers in the Alaska Native community and to increase the overall number of Alaska Native teachers. PITAS participants are identified in high school and paired with a mentor, who is to meet with the student throughout the year prior to college entrance and assist with study skills. Students participate in online writing courses and apply for scholarships and admission at the University of Alaska Southeast. Students accepted into the PITAS program are provided with tuition, books, lodging, academic counseling and tutoring in math and language arts if needed....

The Sapsik'wala Program, University of Oregon - The Sapsik'wala Program at the University of Oregon provides scholarships and training to American Indian teachers who will work in schools with large Indian populations. In addition, the program provides a full year of support services including a mentor, evaluations, support for attendance at a professional conference, onsite consulting, an electronic distribution and discussion list and online consultation and Web site conferencing....

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