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Native American Students and School Board Members See Changes in Washington State


At least 14 Native Americans serve on school boards in Washington State, and their service is particularly timely. Some are the first Native Americans elected to their local school boards. Many are building intercultural understanding and relationships in their communities. All are serving during a time of significant change in Washington’s public schools. As of the start of the 2016-17 school year, districts are required by state law to incorporate Native culture, history and governance into their curriculum. The goal is to provide a more thorough and accurate teaching of history, better engage Native American students, and close the achievement gap.


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