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.
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November 02, 2016
September 29, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The grant aims to aid Native American students, including Native Hawaiian and Native American Pacific Islanders, who are identified as English-language learners.
March 15, 2016
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.