Cross-center Regional Indian Education Collaborative - Moving Research into Practice in Indian Country

Posted on May 15, 2015

The South Central Comprehensive Center (SC3) at the University of Oklahoma is serving as host for a special convening on Moving Research into Practice in Indian Country, which will be held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on June 3-4, 2015.  This event serves as a follow-up to a previous meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, where two areas of focus, teacher/leader effectiveness and turning around low-performing schools, were identified as high priorities for the collaborative work of the West, South Central, and North Central regional comprehensive centers, and the Content Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation. This convening will continue to build on the work in each region to promote changes in the educational system at all levels, state education agency (SEA), local education agency (LEA), and school as centers work to scale-up and sustain innovative and research-based practices supporting American Indian student achievement.  The centers have worked together to plan and organize this event and are excited about the opportunity to engage Regional Advisory Committees, Center staffs, SEA staff members, and U.S. Department of Education staff members in rich discussions to learn from each other, as well as practitioners, and researchers, about what is working and how to make a difference in the lives of American Indian students.