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American Indian College Fund Names Five Tribal College Recipient Grantees; "For the Wisdom of the Children" Program to Build Native Early Childhood Teacher Pipeline, Promote STEM in Early Childhood Education


Denver, Colo., July 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Research has shown that children of color are more likely to succeed when they have a teacher of the same race. Yet Native American children are much more likely to have a white teacher than a Native teacher. To promote Native children’s positive educational trajectory, in April the American Indian College Fund announced its launch of a new “For the Wisdom of the Children: Strengthening Teacher of the Color Pipeline” Early Childhood Education (ECE) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Initiative, funded by a two-year, $1.5 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Today the College Fund is announcing it has chosen the five following tribal colleges and universities (TCUs) to help grow the numbers of Native teachers in American Indian communities through teacher education and training, and to create culturally based community partner programs with educators and parents through the grant.


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