What is Title VI Indian Education Program?

​​​Title VI of the Indian Education Act was first authorized by Congress in 1972. A subcommittee ascertained that Native Americans were performing the poorest of all socio-ethnic groups within the public school systems. Recommendations called for federal assistance in education and cultural support services as well as increased parent participation (self-determination).

Title VI is administered through an LEA (local educational agency). Tacoma Public Schools is our LEA. Funding for Title VI comes directly through the Federal Department of Education.

Program goals are derived from a belief that parents play a critical role in the education of their children.

What are the g​oals of the program?

The program is committed to assuring equity for all students through direct intervention, systemic change, and increased parent involvement. Goals Include:

  • Increasing the achievement level of Tacoma Public Schools Native American/Alaska Native students, Grades K-12.
  • Reducing the dropout rate of high school students.
  • Increasing the graduation rate of high school students.
  • Provide cultural enrichment activities.
  • Promoting active parent participation through many opportunities, including our Parent Advisory Committee (PAC), which oversees program activities.

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