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May 15, 2015

Bureau of Indian Education Overhaul May 'Fall Short,' Lawmakers Fear

A major goal of the BIE reorganization is to shift its role from a provider of education to overseeing tribal communities that will eventually run their own schools.

May 14, 2015

Lawmakers Eager to See Bureau of Indian Education Reimagined

A major goal of the BIE reorganization is to shift its role from a provider of education to overseeing tribal communities that will eventually run their own schools.

April 29, 2015

U.S. Department of Ed. Announces $3 Million in Grants for Native Youth

The grants will support community-based college-and-career readiness strategies in Native communities.

April 29, 2015

Education Dept. Program Targets Native American Schools

The U.S. Department of Education will award five to seven demonstration grants ranging from $400,000 to $600,000 to tribal communities.

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."

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