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Becoming Visible: A Landscape Analysis of State Efforts to Provide Native American Education for All

October 1, 2019

Native Americans are unfortunately invisible to many. Most Americans likely have attended or currentlyattend a school where information about Native Americans is either completely absent from theclassroom or relegated to brief mentions, negative information, or inaccurate stereotypes. This resultsin an enduring and damaging narrative regarding Native peoples, tribal nations, and their citizens.Even though some exceptional efforts are happening around the country to bring accurate, culturallyresponsive, tribally specific, and contemporary content about Native Americans into mainstreameducation systems, much work remains to be done.This report is an analysis of the landscape of current state efforts to bring high-quality educationalcontent about Native peoples and communities into all kindergarten to 12th grade (K-12) classroomsacross the United States. 

A Student's Story: The Stats and Real Life Stories Behind College Debt

September 9, 2014

College is increasingly unattainable for students, and existing student debt exceeds an astounding $1.2 trillion. There are approximately 40 million people in the U.S. who have student debt. Student debt averages $29,400 per person. It's time to take action and reduce student debt! This fall, the NEA launches NEA Degrees Not Debt, an informational campaign to help NEA members, students, and their families learn about their options to make college more affordable.