Dr Marilyn Simon provides training for educators in American Samoa.

Dr Marilyn Simon provides training for educators in American Samoa.

March 10, 2019

Dr. Marilyn Simon, School of Doctoral Studies faculty member has been working with educators in American Samoa (AS) to help improve the educational system there.  Dr. Simon conducted seminars in Action Research and in Mathematics Education. Simon is working with 10 teachers/administrators that have received grants to conduct Action Research to improve classroom praxis.  Simon has been to AS twice this year, and will be returning in a few months.  Funds are made available through the Department of the Interior’s Office of Insular Affairs (OIA).  Funds are awarded once OIA receives appropriations from the U.S. Congress until they are exhausted. 

The Assistant Secretary, Insular and International Affairs, and the Office of Insular Affairs carry out the Secretary of the Interior’s responsibilities for the U.S. territories of Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Additionally, OIA administers and oversees Federal assistance under the Compacts of Free Association to the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau. OIA supports the Secretary's mission of Fulfilling Trust and Insular Responsibilities through balancing efforts and limited resources towards stronger economic and health capacities, and fiscal accountability in the U.S. insular areas.

 

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