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Media Advisory: September 20, 2013

Contact: Josh Collins, MDE, 651.582.8205

Minnesota American Indian Education Summit to be hosted by Minnesota Department of Education and the Midwest Comprehensive Center

ROSEVILLE, September 19, 2013— The Minnesota American Indian Education Summit, hosted by the Minnesota Department of Education and the Midwest Comprehensive Center, has been designed to benefit state and tribal leaders and policymakers, tribal and public education administrators and staff, and Indian education stakeholders.

Building on the Governor’s American Indian Education Summit held on January 9, 2012, and, as a result of new Minnesota legislation, this event will be the first in a series of annual events addressing American Indian education issues in Minnesota.

WHAT: Minnesota American Indian Education Summit

WHEN: Monday, September 23, 2013

WHERE: Madden’s on Gull Lake, 11266 Pine Beach Peninsula, Brainerd, MN 56401

Key topics to be addressed at this event include the following:

• American Indian education in Minnesota, with sessions on meeting requirements for Indian education in schools, connecting to the Minnesota education system, and best practices currently being used by schools and districts in the state.
• Data use and American Indian students, with sessions on graduation rates and dropout rates for American Indian students.
• Partnerships that benefit American Indian students, with sessions regarding collaborations among tribal education, public schools and districts, and community organizations.

Read the Minnesota American Indian Education Summit agenda.