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July 12, 2016

Bureau of Indian Education Extends Search for New Leader

The agency, which operates under the umbrella of the U.S. Department of the Interior, serves about 45,000 of the nation's 950,000 Native American students.

June 02, 2016

Feds Urge Broad Support for Nation's Youngest Bilingual Learners

A new federal government policy statement aims to increase awareness about the challenges that young English-language learners face and proven strategies to address them.

May 09, 2016

John B. King Jr. to Visit South Dakota for Look at Education in Indian Country

King's visit to South Dakota's Pine Ridge Reservation comes amid efforts by the federal government to address the barriers to success that Native American youth face.

May 02, 2016

Report: Unaccompanied Minors Blocked From Enrolling in School in 14 States

An Associated Press investigation found the migrant students were barred from enrolling in K-12 schools, kept out of class for months, or sent to alternative programs that are deemed inferior.

April 18, 2016

Tentative Deal Reached on Native-Language Testing Requirement for ELLs

The Every Student Succeeds Act rulemaking committee has tentatively agreed that states should aim to develop a test in the language that's most commonly spoken by ELLs in the state.

April 18, 2016

Obama Immigration Program Faces Supreme Court Scrutiny

In a case with implications for schools, the justices weigh the program that offers relief from deportation for unauthorized immigrant parents of U.S. children.

March 28, 2016

Ed. Dept. to Award $3.2 M to Help Preserve Native American Languages

The grant aims to aid Native American students, including Native Hawaiian and Native American Pacific Islanders, who are identified as English-language learners.

March 25, 2016

Tests for English-Learners Dominate ESSA Regulations Discussion

How to improve tests for English-learners, a population that is tricky to assess, was a major topic of discussion during a session of negotiated rulemaking on the Every Student Succeeds Act.

March 16, 2016

Study Examines Efforts to Improve Head Start Access for Refugee Children

Research indicates that immigrant families have less access to initiatives such as Head Start, a federally funded program that provides early education for children from low-income families.

March 15, 2016

Safety Inspections System for Indian School Facilities Flawed, Report Finds

The Government Accountability Office found that nearly 40 percent of Bureau of Indian Education schools were not inspected for safety and health violations in fiscal year 2015.

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