Drop Out! Stop Out! Push Out!: Graduating Indigenous Students

Friday February 9, 2024
9:30 - 11:00 AM
Oregon Ballroom 204

Workshop participants will review recent dropout statistics, existing initiatives to improve high school graduation rates, the systemic nature of the dropout challenge, and alternative approaches to increasing Native student graduation rates. Researchers examined statistical data from NCEE, USDOE, and USDOL studies along with original research to examine Indigenous students high school graduation rates. Participants will discuss specific recommendations for responding to rates of high school completion among American Indian and Alaska Native students in western states (AK, AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, UT, WA, WY) served by the Western Educational Equity Assistance Center (WEEAC) at WestEd. Authorized under Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and funded by the U.S. Department of Education, WEEAC provides technical assistance and training to school districts, tribal, and state education agencies to promote equitable education resources and opportunities. Dr. Jon Boxerman is an accomplished researcher with a deep appreciation of the complexities associated with educational research in real-world settings. With degrees in Earth Sciences and Learning Sciences, he possesses extensive experience conducting mixed methods research across diverse contexts and designing culturally-relevant model-based and Land-based learning and assessment approaches.

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