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Math, Reading Gap Among Native American Students.

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By CHRISTINE ARMARIO Associated Press Writer June 30, 2010 (AP)

Native American students at Bureau of Indian Education schools perform worse in reading, math.

Those in public schools, and particularly those in schools where Native American students represent less than 25 percent of the population, consistently scored higher than their peers who attend schools heavily populated by Native Americans. The most stark contrast was seen among those who attend Bureau of Indian Education schools, which were created to provide quality education to Native Americans.

"If I could pinpoint it, I could bottle it and sell it and solve the problem," said Bart Stevens, deputy director of school operations for the Bureau of Indian Education. "It's one that we keep plugging at, and a lot of things that impact our students are not necessarily within our control, as with any school system."

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haskellnews commentary Sept 12, 2010.

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