- Associated Press - Thursday, May 8, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - An advisory council that advocates on behalf of Native American students in Oklahoma is continuing for another six years.

Gov. Mary Fallin recently signed into law a bill that renewed the Oklahoma Advisory Council on Indian Education.

The council makes recommendations to the state’s Board of Education and the state superintendent about education issues affecting Native American students. It also promotes education opportunities for Native American students.

The council is comprised of representatives from tribes, teacher organizations, school superintendents, tribal colleges and others.

Oklahoma has 39 tribes and is second in the nation in the number of residents who identity as Native American.

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