Data summit helps education in GRIC
Gila River Indian News
Teachers, administrators and education officials came together to discuss how data can be used to promote education in the Community. Tribal Education Department staff, Community school administrators and educators developed ways to enhance education in GRIC at a data summit held at the District 3 Head Start building on July 8.
According to the U.S. Department of Education, the Native Youth Community Project Grant is a “Program is designed to improve the education opportunities and achievement of preschool, elementary, and secondary school Indian children, by developing, testing and demonstrating effective services and programs.”
The project sets out several goals, which includes preparing students for college and careers among Native tribes, like the Community.
“This is the fourth goal the teacher cohort, where we are working to improve education across the Community,” said Isaac Salcido TED Director.
He said, “This is also the data summit, where we start planning for next year. Different schools are seeing success in different areas. Some of the other schools are at different levels, such as culture and language.”
Overall, the mission of the program is for TED and Community schools to work together to improve GRIC schools.