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Focus On American Indians, Asians, Blacks, GLBT Persons, Hispanics, and Women

NEA’s “Focus On” publications highlight human and civil rights issues that impact education for six underserved communities:  American Indian/Alaska Native; Asian-Pacific Islander; Black; Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender; Hispanic; Women and Girls.

  • American Indians and Alaska Natives: Charting a New Course for Native Education
    We’ve lost ground with one entire school generation of American Indian learners since the advent of No Child Left Behind, say American Indian leaders. As Congress prepares to reauthorize the law, the Native community is calling for widespread change.
    American Indians and Alaska Natives (2010-2011)
    ( PDF, 302KB, 4pp)

  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons: The “T” in GLBT Stands for Transgender
    Who are transgender students, and why do they face higher levels of harassment, violence, and serious physical harm than any other school group? 
    Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Persons (2010-2011)
    ( PDF, 206KB, 2pp)