Native Californian history should include more than just 4th-grade mission projects, some teachers say.
A new law bans the use of "Redskins" as a mascot at California high schools, but allows schools to continue to use logos of American Indians and for students to dress up in American Indian costumes.
Head Start teachers face a number of obstacles in teaching native languages.
Native American groups have campaigned for the change for more than 50 years.
Four schools in the state currently use the name for their teams or mascots.
From kindergarten retention to graduation rates, education data show that American Indian and Alaskan Native students are faring the worst of all U.S. ethnic groups, according to a new White House report on Native youth.