Native American students will once again have an advocate at the Oregon Department of Education, after nearly two decades without.
Dallas resident April Campbell will take up the once-defunct position of Indian education specialist with the state in September, according to the Smoke Signals newspaper.
Campbell previously led the Tribal Education Department for Oregon’s federally-recognized tribes.
She says the high dropout rate of Native American students will be one of her top issues when she starts.
The Department of Education eliminated its Indian education specialist in the early 90s due to budget cuts.