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Professional Development Programs in Seven States Awarded Nearly $3.8 Million to Improve Indian Education

Gregg Wiggins, (202) 401-3858,

Education programs in seven states—Arizona, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon and South Dakota—have been selected to receive nearly $3.8 million to provide training programs to recruit and graduate new American Indian teachers and school administrators, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today.

“These professional development grants will help us find, train and retain the very best teachers and administrators within American Indian communities,” said Duncan. “These grants represent opportunity, both for teachers and their students.”

The grant award is part of the Office of Indian Education’s Professional Development program, which trains qualified individuals to become teachers and administrators in Indian communities.

More information about Indian education is available from the Office of Indian Education at

A list of grantees and grants is provided below:


Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff -- $345,958
Arizona State University West Campus, Glendale -- $383,566
Arizona State University, Tempe -- $399,351

College of St. Scholastica, Duluth -- $399,625

Fort Belknap College, Harlem -- $384,670
Salish Kootenai College, Pablo -- $360,946

Nebraska Indian Community College, Macy -- $126,806

Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant -- $304,341

University of Oregon, Eugene -- $344,950

Oglala Lakota College, Kyle -- $358,264
Sinte Gleska University, Mission -- $355,832