Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Alaska Has Achievement Gap Between White And Native Students, President Obama Names Alaskan Educator To National Council.

The Washington Post (9/1, Brown) reports Alaska has a significant achievement gap between white and Alaska Native students. In 2013 the National Assessment of Educational Progress, 78% of white students graduated on time compared to only 57% of Alaska Native students. The assessment also found that 41% of white fourth-graders are proficient in reading compared to only 7% of Native Alaskan students. During his visit to the state, President Obama named Doreen Brown, an Alaskan Native educator in the Anchorage School District, to the National Advisory Council on Indian Education, which advises Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

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