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Advocates: Ruling holds promise for Native American students


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — It's being billed as a landmark ruling that could reshape New Mexico's education system and how it gets funded.

Some advocates and policy experts say Native American students are among those who could benefit the most as the state has been tasked by a district judge to follow through with promises made years ago under New Mexico's Indian Education Act.

Adopted in 2003, the act calls for an equitable and culturally relevant learning environment in schools that serve Native American students. The goal was to boost academic performance and promote culture, but the ru...

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