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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.

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.

February 29, 2016

Ed. Department to Triple Size of Native American Youth Grant Program

Under its Native Youth Community Projects, the U.S. Department of Education will make $17.4 million available to organizations, after awarding $5.3 million last year.

November 05, 2015

Feds Award $2.5 Million to Tribes' Education Programs

Federal leaders announced the grants, awarded to eight federally recognized tribes, during the seventh annual White House Tribal Nations Conference.

October 15, 2015

Feds Urge States, Schools to Help Preserve Native American Languages

During a cross-country U.S. Education Department listening tour, students, educators, parents, and community advocates offered ideas to improve education for Native American youth.

September 11, 2015

Miami-Dade Schools to Offer Seal of Biliteracy

Miami-Dade joins the District of Columbia, Chicago and a growing number of states in offering the special recognition for students.

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.

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