Title VII is now Title VI under the new ESSA law
What is Title VI?
The Title VI Indian Education Program was implemented in the Mustang Public School district in 1994 and is designed to assist eligible Alaska Native and Native American students throughout their public-school career. The Title VI Indian Education Program is part of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act. The program concentrates its efforts in these areas: 1. Increase academic achievements; and 2. foster a supportive and effective learning environment. Mustang currently has 1,267 students in the program. To achieve its objectives, the Title VI staff includes Federal Programs Director Marva Oard, Federal Programs Administrative Assistant Cassi Rosko and Native American Advisor Katy Patterson.
Specifically, as a direct service to students, the Title VI Program provides academic tutoring to eligible Alaska Native and American Indian students. The tutors also implement and evaluate individual-specific educational learning plans, maintain and evaluate student records, and track academic progress. As advocates, the tutors also communicate with students, parents/guardians, classroom teachers and school administration. In addition, the Title VI Program is committed to providing authentic cultural resources, additional academic resources, and college and career preparation resources.
Title VI funds may be used to:
- Identify Alaska Native/Native American students most at-risk in meeting state standards.
- Assess the needs of students in the Mustang Public Schools district.
- Support research-based, comprehensive educational programs to help reduce educational barriers.
- Ensure that students receive appropriate coordinated educational services, including support services that address their individual needs.
- Help Alaska Native/Native American students achieve the same standards as developed for other students.
- Design programs to facilitate students' successful transitions to post-secondary education and employment.