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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.

December 03, 2014

White House Rolls Out Plans to Bolster Education for Native Americans

A White House report labels Native American youth the nation's most vulnerable population and places part of the blame on federal education policies that have a "devastating and continuing effect on Native peoples."

November 13, 2014

Fiscal Oversight Weak for Federally Run Schools for Native Americans, GAO Finds

Schools overseen by the Bureau of Indian Education have serious financial problems that includes the accumulation of unspent funds intended for instructional purposes such as special education, the report says.

October 27, 2014

Six Tribes Receive First Federal Grants to Assume More Control Over Schools

The small grants are part of the Obama administration's pledge to improve the quality of schooling in federally funded Bureau of Indian Education schools.

October 07, 2014

Feds to Discuss School Challenges With Native American Students

Officials with the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education and the U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights will visit tribal communities to discuss a host of school climate issues.

September 09, 2014

Charter Schools Helping Tribes Revive Fading Native Languages

A tribal language-reclamation project in Massachusetts is seeking approval from state education officials to open a language-immersion charter school on Cape Cod.

July 24, 2014

Obama Administration Announces $2.5 Million for Tribes to Take Over Schools

The Obama administration takes first steps toward moving the long-troubled Bureau of Indian Education agency away from directly operating schools for Native American children and turning more control over to tribes.

March 12, 2014

American Indians Lag Other Graduates in College Readiness, ACT Says

American Indian high school graduates who took the ACT exam in 2013 were the least likely of any student group to meet any of the college-readiness benchmarks, a new report finds.

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