Decades of neglect and inaction continues to plague federally funded schools for American Indian children, despite scathing watchdog reports and exhortations from tribal leaders and federal officials to repair and replace dilapidated facilities.
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April 22, 2015
April 13, 2015
Schools on the nation's largest Indian reservation are responding to a string of teen suicides. Such clusters have occurred in communities around the country, experts say.
March 02, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A tribal language-reclamation project in Massachusetts is seeking approval from state education officials to open a language-immersion charter school on Cape Cod.