DC – How can we create school cultures that
nurture American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students --
and keep them from being subjected to the kind of harsh school
discipline that leads them to dropping out? This is a question National
Indian Education Association Executive Director Colin Kippen will
address today, March 12 at 12:15 p.m., at the National Judicial Leadership Summit
on School-Justice PartnershipS. The summit is being held in New York
City at the Roosevelt Hotel.
summit, being held today and tomorrow in New York City at the Roosevelt
Hotel, is sponsored by the New York State Permanent Commission on
Justice for Children with funding from The Atlantic Philanthropies, MacArthur
Foundation, Skadden, Arps and U.S. Department of Justice's Office of
Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. It focuses on building
partnerships between court systems, law enforcement agencies, schools,
and communities to keep young men and women out of the juvenile and
adult criminal justice systems. Kippen will participate on a panel with
Claudia Vincent, Research Assistant, Educational and Community Supports
at the University of Oregon, who has co-written a recent report on
disproportionate levels of school discipline meted out to Native
students in Oregon compared to peers of other backgrounds.
appearance is another aspect of NIEA's work to advance high-quality
culturally-based education for Native students.This includes conducting research
on conditions of education for Native students and advising researchers
on improving how data is collected on academic progress; advocacy
for federal legislation that allows Native communities to choose
excellent education for their students; and improving school cultures in
every academic setting so that Native students can succeed.
Reporters looking to interview Kippen, or cover the event can contact NIEA’s communications staff, either at (202) 544-7290 or at rbiddle@NIEA.org.