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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.

January 07, 2014

Thousands of Indigenous Students Died in Canadian Boarding Schools, Panel Finds

Thousands of American Indian students also attended government and church-run boarding schools in the 19th and 20th centuries in the United States.

January 02, 2014

Tribal Languages to Get Higher Profile in Oklahoma Schools

A rule change will allow tribal language teachers to receive a special certification to teach in the state's public schools.

December 04, 2013

Education in Indian Country: An Education Week Multimedia Package

Education Week takes a close look at the obstacles and opportunities for American Indian children in finding success in school and beyond.

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