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FPCFE is featured in the Hechinger Report and The Atlantic
The First People’s Center for Education mathematics program was recently featured in an article that appeared in the Hechinger Report. An abbreviated version also appeared in The Atlantic.



Officially established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2004, the center, based in Sheridan Wyoming, began working with experts in early learning in 1999 to develop results oriented professional development to promote and support effective teaching and learning in indigenous communities. Focusing on creating systemic support, particularly in the areas of mathematics and literacy, FPCFE’s comprehensive approach relies on long-term partnerships with schools to develop local capacity to ensure the best possible classroom instruction.

FPCFE’s model of rigorous professional development, professional collaboration, community engagement and on-going support has demonstrated success in schools with significant populations of indigenous students. The organization’s 18 current partner schools are located throughout Wyoming, Montana, Alaska, and Washington.