Study: Tribal Students Performing Poorly In School

By Jim McCoy Thu 23rd January NewsNative Americanstribal students
A study shows many tribal children doing poorly in Oregon public schools, often absent and often in schools at the bottom of state rankings. The study involved students from seven of Oregon's nine federally recognized tribes. The Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/1mLaoa6) it showed low percentages of students doing math and reading at grade level and a high school graduation rate well below the statewide figure. The study shows a third of tribal students were chronically absent in 2011-12, missing 10 percent of school days or more. It shows 30 percent of tribal students are enrolled in schools near the bottom of state rankings. The philanthropic arm of the Grand Ronde tribe paid for the study, done by the research firm ECONorthwest and overseen by the Chalkboard Project, an education reform organization.

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