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August 25, 2015

Will Hiring More Native American Teachers Improve Tribal Schools?

During the 2011-12 school year, less than one percent of teachers nationwide identified as American Indian or Alaska Native.

June 01, 2015

Obama Administration Grants NCLB Waiver to Florida Tribal School

The U.S. Department of Education is taking the unusual step of giving a single, tribal school flexibility from mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act.

May 29, 2015

Tribal District Grad Rate Soars After Hiring More Native Teachers

A Wisconsin district has increased its percentage of Native teachers and is seeing improved outcomes for students.

May 15, 2015

Bureau of Indian Education Overhaul May 'Fall Short,' Lawmakers Fear

A major goal of the BIE reorganization is to shift its role from a provider of education to overseeing tribal communities that will eventually run their own schools.

May 07, 2015

Montana Governor Signs Laws to Promote, Preserve Tribal Languages

The legislation signed by Gov. Steve Bullock will fund new language immersion programs in five Montana school systems and subsidize already-existing language preservation efforts.

April 22, 2015

Crumbling Schools for American Indian Children Draw Congressional Scrutiny

Decades of neglect and inaction continues to plague federally funded schools for American Indian children, despite scathing watchdog reports and exhortations from tribal leaders and federal officials to repair and replace dilapidated facilities.

April 13, 2015

Teen Suicides on South Dakota Reservation Spark Federal Response

Schools on the nation's largest Indian reservation are responding to a string of teen suicides. Such clusters have occurred in communities around the country, experts say.

March 02, 2015

Better Management Needed For Native American School Facilities, GAO Finds

Investigations conducted as far back as 1997 called for more accountability and reliable national data to better assess the condition of Bureau of Indian Education facilities.

February 12, 2015

Obama Administration's Native Youth Listening Tour Launches in Ariz.

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell acknowledges that "we're at a time in our nation's history where we have awakened to the fact that we are not doing an effective job serving Native youth."

January 29, 2015

Obama Budget Seeks $1 Billion for Native American Schools, Youth Programs

The request, which is $150 million more than the current federal budget, would allocate nearly $60 million in new funding for repairing schools and new construction.

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