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April 22, 2015

Who Should Fix Bureau of Indian Education Schools?

Despite reports and evidence that show abysmal conditions in BIE schools, little has been done to improve conditions.

April 22, 2015

Crumbling Schools for American Indian Children Draw Congressional Scrutiny

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.

April 22, 2015

Bureau of Indian Education Schools: Who Is Responsible for Fixing Them?

Staffers from different committees and agencies are trying to coordinate various funding streams and devise ways to fast track money to help repair crumbling facilities that house many federally funded schools in Indian Country.

February 12, 2015

Obama Administration's Native Youth Listening Tour Launches in Ariz.

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."

December 03, 2014

Obama Pledges More Schooling Support for Native American Students

A White House report labels Native American youth the nation's most vulnerable population and places part of the blame on federal education policies.

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 14, 2014

GAO: Fiscal Oversight Weak for Federally Run Schools for Native Americans

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.

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.

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.

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