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State leaders hear Swinomish Tribe thoughts on literacy and education

The state's top educators want to learn why some Native American students struggle with literacy more than their peers, so they're traveling the state to hear from families.

The Swinomish Indian Tribal Community gym was the second stop for Henry Strom, executive director of the Office of Native Education for the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, and his staff. They came from an information-­gathering session in Yakima. Next, they'll talk to Native educators in Suquamish.

About 50 Swinomish parents, children, tribal elders and La Conner School District leaders came to Native Famil...


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