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Dr. Allen Bryant Initiates Partnership with Cherokee Central Schools

Dr. Allen Bryant, in his "Appalachian State University & Cherokee Central Schools Early Teacher Program" initiative, brings to light the desperate need for American Indian educators. To that end, he has begun this partnership by offering a history orientated high school class via a hybrid model to American Indian students on the Qualla Boundry. This class is offered as a college elective course, providing students with three college credits upon successful completion. In Dr. Bryant's words, "The need for recruitment, support and graduation of Eastern Band of Cherokee teachers and administrators is, therefore, part of a larger American Indian issue." This is the foundation Dr. Bryant's initiative is built on.