Monday, May 2, 2011

Barresi Wants Indian Culture Taught In Schools

The AP reports from Norman that State Superintendent Janet Barresi says she'd like to have American Indian culture taught on a regular basis in classrooms.

Barresi spoke Monday to an audience of tribal educators and officials during a symposium, saying she wants to work with Oklahoma-based tribes on ways to incorporate Indian culture into curriculum.

She says one of her key hires in the coming months will be for a director of Native American education at the Department of Education, The AP reported.

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