Utah, Navajo Nation to Sign MOU

Utah State Board of Education SealUtah, Navajo Nation to Sign Agreement on Student Achievement Data

SALT LAKE CITY – Representatives from the Utah State Board of Education and the Utah Governor’s Office will meet Friday with representatives from the Navajo Nation to sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) providing the Navajo Nation access to assessment data of Navajo students in Utah.

Under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), the education departments of Indian Tribes are entities that may receive student assessment data. The agreement will allow Utah and the Navajo Nation to better cooperate in meeting the educational needs of Navajo students in Utah.

Representatives scheduled to be at the signing ceremony include Navajo Nation Vice President Rex Lee Jim and Navajo Department of Diné Education Superintendent Andrew M. Tah. Representing Utah will be Utah State Board of Education Chair Debra G. Roberts, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Martell Menlove and the Governor’s Education Deputy Christine Kearl.

WHAT: Signing of a memorandum of understanding on sharing assessment data of Navajo students in Utah.
WHEN: Friday, April 12 at 11 a.m.
WHERE: Capitol Board Room, east end of the second floor at the Utah State Capitol.
WHO: Navajo Nation Vice President Rex Lee Jim, Navajo Department of Diné Education Superintendent Andrew M. Tah, Utah State Board of Education Chair Debra G. Roberts, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Martell Menlove, Governor’s Education Deputy Christine Kearl.
WHY: Utah and the Navajo Nation are sharing educational data to better serve the needs of students.
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