February 09, 2014

Hirono Introduces Native Adult Education and Literacy Act

U.S. Sens. Mazie Hirono, Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Mark Begich (D-AK) on Thursday introduced the Native Adult Education and Literacy Act, legislation that would “increase educational access to Native communities by awarding competitive grants for Tribal Colleges and Universities and Native Hawaiian Education Organizations,” according to Hirono’s office.

“Current law doesn’t do enough to respond to low high school completion rates, basic literacy skills and employment rates of adult American Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians,” Hirono said in a press release. 

Read the entire piece at: http://dc808.blogs.civilbeat.com/post/76146754539/hirono-introduces-native-adult-education-and-literacy


By:  Chad Blair
Source: Honolulu Civil Beat