Working Together: Strengthening Education for Native Students

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Education Northwest is committed to partnering with Indian Education leaders to improve education systems and support a bright future for American Indian and Alaska Native students. Recent policy changes at the federal, state, and local level are providing opportunities for fresh conversations and new approaches to improve educational outcomes for Native students.

We invite Indian Education leaders from around the Pacific Northwest to join us on May 23, 2017 for a morning of collaborative conversations about what work can be done to support student success in Indian Country. What data is missing? What questions are not being asked? Which approaches are demonstrating positive impacts for students?

Learn more about our recent partnerships with school systems and community organizations in the Northwest that have supported Native students’ success:

  • Establishing Early Warning Systems to improve graduation rates in Montana
  • School to college pathways and data use in Alaska
  • Addressing discipline disparities in Washington
  • Making mentoring curriculum culturally relevant in Oregon
  • Supporting implementation of tribal language immersion programs in Montana

Continental breakfast will be served. RSVP by May 21, 2017 to help us plan accordingly. Registration is not required to attend.


May 23, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Education Northwest
101 SW Main St, Suite 500
Portland, Oregon 97204

For more information, contact Laura John or Phyllis Ault.

Getting Here

From The Doubletree by Hilton (Lloyd Center) you can take the Max Red Line or drive. If you drive and would like us to validate your parking, please park in a SmartPark (at 1st and Jefferson) or the garage in our building. The entrance to the 101 SW Main parking lot is on SW 2nd Street between Main and Salmon.

Directions from the hotel to Education Northwest are available through Google Maps. (Follow the train icon to get directions for riding the Max light rail to the meeting place).