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March 02, 2017

Americans Are Falling Behind in Foreign-Language Learning

The first nationwide study of foreign-language learning in nearly three decades concludes that a critical shortage of educators could imperil efforts to boost language learning.

November 02, 2016

New Bureau of Indian Education Director Selected

A member of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Dearman inherits the reins of an agency that has been plagued by financial mismanagement and rampant staff turnover for decades.

September 29, 2016

Bureau of Indian Education Joins WIDA Consortium on English-Learners

Joining WIDA allows BIE educators to home in on one set of exams and standards to measure English-language proficiency among American Indian and Alaska Native children.

September 27, 2016

Ed. Dept.: Tribes, Districts Must Work Together on Behalf of Native Students

Under the Every Student Succeeds Act, districts with Native students must collect feedback from tribal leaders on any plan or application for federal grants and funds.

September 20, 2016

Native American English-Learners Target of $3 Million in Federal Grants

The department has awarded about $40 million to schools and tribes since the Native American and Alaska Native Children in School program's launch in 2008.

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.

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.

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.

March 31, 2016

Bureau of Indian Education Director Replaced Amid Federal Investigation

Charles "Monty" Roessel had led the bureau since late 2013, but was stripped of his duties after investigators said he improperly used his influence to get others jobs.

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.

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