Yuliya Manyakina

Guest Blogger

Wichakini Owayawa Project Director, Sitting Bull College

Fort Yates, North Dakota

Yuliya has been working in partnership with various Native North American Nations across the U.S. and Canada to preserve language and culture since 2011. Through her previous work at The Language Conservancy Yuliya began following local, state and federal activities in education policy, language legislation and the education achievement gap. She is interested in bringing together the cross-section of language, education and technology to close the gap. She received her M.A. in Linguistics from McGill University in 2015.

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Posted Nov. 23, 2016

That’s Great to ‘Reimagine’ High School, Meanwhile Our Native American Schools Are Crumbling

I was thrilled to read about XQ: The Super School Project, the kind of movement it will create, the opportunities…

By Yuliya Manyakina

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Posted Dec. 10, 2019

Democrats Are Finally Talking Public Education, But You Probably Won’t Be Invited to the Table

I couldn’t believe it. Finally, education was going to take center stage at the 2020 Public Education Forum. All the major Democratic candidates (and some…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Dec. 11, 2019

Black Kids Don’t Need to Sit Next to White Kids to Learn

Over the last decade, and indeed for longer than that, those fighting for justice, many of them White, have largely looked to integration as the…

By Zachary Wright 

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Posted Dec. 5, 2019

We Were Making Progress on School Discipline Until Betsy DeVos Came Along

At the turn of the century, in 1999, I was graduating from high school, motivated to enter the teaching profession with a passion to reform…

By Kelisa Wing

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