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Document Number: 6344

Status and Trends in the Education of American Indians and Alaska Natives - This report examines both the current conditions and recent trends in the education of American Indians and Alaska Natives, with sections on: (1) demographic overview; (2) preprimary, elementary and secondary education; (3) social and educational environments; (4) postsecondary education; and (5) outcomes of education. Selected highlights include: (1) in 2003, 4.4 million people living in the United States were American Indian/Alaska Native alone or in combination with one or more races, including those of Hispanic origin; (2) in 2003, relatively more American Indian/Alaska Native high school students took Advanced Placement tests than in prior years; and (3) in 2003, 42% of American Indians/Alaska Natives 25 years and older had attended at least some college. (Catherine Freeman and Mary Ann Fox, National Center for Education Statistics, August 2005)...


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