MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) - The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana has been awarded $2.3 million over the next four years from the U.S. Department of Education to improve education and provide native students with the resources needed to be college and career-ready.
The tribe expects to reduce drop-out rates, enhance academic performance and improve school completion rates for tribal students on the Tunica-Biloxi Reservation and throughout Avoyelles Parish.
The tribe said in a news release the program will be coordinated by grant project director and Tunica-Biloxi tribal member John Barbry.
The Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana plans to partner with the Avoyelles Parish School Board, Inter-Tribal Council of Louisiana, Institute for Indian Development, Tulane University and the Tunica-Biloxi Vocational Rehabilitation Program to further its educational services for native students.