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Cronkite News: Navajo Nation school official worried about Trump era cutsFiled Under: Education | National | Politics
Cronkite News: Navajo Nation school official worried about Trump era cuts (February 16, 2017)
The superintendent for Navajo schools said 'alarming' calls for the Trump administration to eliminate Head Start funding could leave tribal children without preschool programs or the education resources they desperately need to succeed.
Confirmation hearing delayed for Donald Trump's Education pickFiled Under: Education | National | Politics
Confirmation hearing delayed for Donald Trump's Education pick (January 11, 2017)
Betsy DeVos, a Michigan billionaire, doesn't have experience in Indian issues but her policies would affect the overwhelming majority of Indian students.
Confirmation hearings open for first of Donald Trump's nomineesFiled Under: National | Politics
Confirmation hearings open for first of Donald Trump's nominees (January 10, 2017)
Eight of the Republican president-elect's picks are going before the Senate this week.
Native Sun News Today Editorial: A bumpy ride with Donald TrumpFiled Under: Opinion | Politics
Native Sun News Today Editorial: A bumpy ride with Donald Trump (December 8, 2016)
It doesn’t matter if you are a Republican Indian or Democrat; the power to uplift or crush Indian Country is now in the hands of extremely conservative people.
Native youth remain hopeful as nation transitions to new presidentFiled Under: Education | Health | National | Politics
Native youth remain hopeful as nation transitions to new president (November 30, 2016)
The #NoDAPL movement, preventing suicide and promoting educational opportunities are among the top priorities of the new generation in Indian Country.
Obama administration hails increase in Indian student graduation ratesFiled Under: Education | National
Obama administration hails increase in Indian student graduation rates (October 17, 2016)
According to the White House, 71.6 percent of American Indians and Alaska Natives completed high school, a big improvement from just a few years ago.
Education Department hosts Native youth for roundtable in DCFiled Under: Education
Education Department hosts Native youth for roundtable in DC (July 21, 2016)
Participants in the Pathkeepers Indigenous Knowledge Native Youth Culture Camp will share their ideas and concerns with senior officials.
Lakota Country Times: Education Secretary hears from Pine RidgeFiled Under: Education | National
Lakota Country Times: Education Secretary hears from Pine Ridge (May 26, 2016)
Secretary John King met with students and teachers at the Red Cloud Indian School and the Wolf Creek School.
Fort Peck Tribes oppose new directive on transgender studentsFiled Under: Education | Law | National | Politics
Fort Peck Tribes oppose new directive on transgender students (May 25, 2016)
The tribal council voted 7-0 to in favor a policy that requires 'separate public use of bathrooms according to gender.'
Naomi Schaefer Riley: Hold tribal leaders accountable for schoolsFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Naomi Schaefer Riley: Hold tribal leaders accountable for schools (May 23, 2016)
What is needed? Holding tribal leaders accountable.
Bureau of Indian Education subject to transgender student guidanceFiled Under: Education | National
Bureau of Indian Education subject to transgender student guidance (May 13, 2016)
The new directive requires public schools and those that receive federal funds to ensure that all students can learn in a discrimination-free environment.
Secretary of Education John King visits Pine Ridge ReservationFiled Under: Education | Health | National
Secretary of Education John King visits Pine Ridge Reservation (May 13, 2016)
The Education Department also announced a $107,631 grant to address suicide on the reservation.
Education Secretary John King headed to Pine Ridge ReservationFiled Under: Education | National
Education Secretary John King headed to Pine Ridge Reservation (May 11, 2016)
The leader of the Department of Education will visit two schools on the reservation to learn more about issues affecting Indian students.
Lakota Country Times: Grant program supports Native languagesFiled Under: Education | National
Lakota Country Times: Grant program supports Native languages (April 22, 2016)
Through the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Language Acquisition more than $3.2 million has been made available for indigenous language revitalization.
National Advisory Council on Indian Education set for meeting in DCFiled Under: Education
National Advisory Council on Indian Education set for meeting in DC (April 18, 2016)
The meeting is the council's first of 2016 and a first for four new members who ere named by President Barack Obama to the board.
Senate confirms John King as leader of Department of EducationFiled Under: Education | National
Senate confirms John King as leader of Department of Education (March 15, 2016)
The new Secretary of Education addressed tribal leaders at the National Congress of American Indians winter session in February.
Four named to National Advisory Council on Indian EducationFiled Under: Education | National
Four named to National Advisory Council on Indian Education (February 22, 2016)
Dahkota Kicking Bear Brown, a Native youth leader, and three others will help advise the Department of Education on issues facing Native American students.
Native student graduation rates show steady improvementsFiled Under: Education | National
Native student graduation rates show steady improvements (December 16, 2015)
During the 2013-2014 school year, 69.6 percent of Native students finished high school, far lower than the national rate, but a marked improvement from recent years.
Oglala Sioux Tribe loses grant for suicide prevention programFiled Under: Education | Health | National
Oglala Sioux Tribe loses grant for suicide prevention program (November 23, 2015)
At least 20 young people on the Pine Ridge Reservation have taken their lives since December and more than 250 have attempted suicide.
Murder-suicide linked to Indian education grant in South DakotaFiled Under: Education | Law
Murder-suicide linked to Indian education grant in South Dakota (September 24, 2015)
A company that was received $4.3 million for Indian education and other programs is at the center of an investigation into the deaths of six people.
Education Department awards $50.4M in grants to tribal collegesFiled Under: Education
Education Department awards $50.4M in grants to tribal colleges (September 1, 2015)
The grants will help the institutions improve academic quality, management and overall fiscal stability, the Obama administration said.
Obama picks two for National Advisory Council on Indian EducationFiled Under: Education | National
Obama picks two for National Advisory Council on Indian Education (August 26, 2015)
Doreen Brown, who is Alaska Native, and Aaron Payment, the chairman of the Sault Tribe of Chippewa Indians in Michigan, will serve on the council.
Senate and House take up bills to reform No Child Left Behind ActFiled Under: Education | National | Politics
Senate and House take up bills to reform No Child Left Behind Act (July 7, 2015)
Lawmakers from both parties are hoping to address problems with a law that has generated dissatisfaction across the nation.
Pine Ridge Reservation school receives $218K for youth suicideFiled Under: Education | National
Pine Ridge Reservation school receives $218K for youth suicide (June 23, 2015)
The Oglala Sioux Tribe has declared an emergency in response to a large number of suicide and suicide attempts among youth.
Cabinet members hear from urban Indian community in MarylandFiled Under: Education | Health | National
Cabinet members hear from urban Indian community in Maryland (June 16, 2015)
Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack visited Native American Lifelines in Baltimore.
Gyasi Ross: Let's take a lesson from Miccosukee Tribe on schoolsFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Let's take a lesson from Miccosukee Tribe on schools (June 11, 2015)
The Miccosukee Tribe recently showed that they will not forsake tribal history, language or storytelling anymore in the name of national standards.
Bill introduced to exempt Indian Country from sequestration cutsFiled Under: Health | National | Politics
Bill introduced to exempt Indian Country from sequestration cuts (June 8, 2015)
Sen. Jon Tester (D-Montana) and Sen. Tom Udall (D-New Mexico) warn that the cuts could return in 2016 unless Congress takes action.
Jemez Pueblo reports high graduation rate at small charter schoolFiled Under: Education
Jemez Pueblo reports high graduation rate at small charter school (June 8, 2015)
The tribe started the Walatowa Charter High School to emphasize Pueblo culture, history and language.
Miccosukee Tribe secures first NCLB waiver in Indian CountryFiled Under: Education | National
Miccosukee Tribe secures first NCLB waiver in Indian Country (June 1, 2015)
The Miccosukee Indian School in Florida integrates tribal culture and language into the curriculum.
Miccosukee Tribe joins Native youth announcement at DOI in DCFiled Under: Education | National
Miccosukee Tribe joins Native youth announcement at DOI in DC (May 29, 2015)
Chairman Colley Billie will be joined by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Education Secretary Arne Duncan at the announcement.
Indian students face harsh punishment at public schools in UtahFiled Under: Education | Law | National
Indian students face harsh punishment at public schools in Utah (May 27, 2015)
Indian students are 3.8 times as likely to face disciplinary action, 7.5 times more likely to be expelled and 7.1 times as likely to be referred to law enforcement.
Education Department cites increase in Indian graduation rateFiled Under: Education | National
Education Department cites increase in Indian graduation rate (March 16, 2015)
During the 2012-2013 school year, 69.7 percent of Indian students finished high school, an improvement from the two years prior.
President Obama makes Native youth a priority in administrationFiled Under: Education | Health | National
President Obama makes Native youth a priority in administration (December 4, 2014)
The Generation Indigenous initiative includes a Cabinet listening tour and the first-ever White House Tribal Youth Gathering.
GAO report questions spending at Bureau of Indian EducationFiled Under: Education | National
GAO report questions spending at Bureau of Indian Education (November 14, 2014)
One school lost $1.2 million in federal funds in an apparent hacking incident.
Officials claim Oklahoma owed $30M in Impact Aid for schoolsFiled Under: Education
Officials claim Oklahoma owed $30M in Impact Aid for schools (October 1, 2014)
The state received $33.3 million last year but an official said that's only half of what's owed.
Native Sun News: School district outlaws debate on honor songFiled Under: Education | Law | National
Native Sun News: School district outlaws debate on honor song (September 25, 2014)
Despite a letter coming from one of the biggest names in civil rights, the Chamberlain School Board still reaffirms its stand that the topic of an honoring song for graduates will 'never' be allowed at their meetings.
Civil rights complaint filed over repeated denial of honor songFiled Under: Education
Civil rights complaint filed over repeated denial of honor song (September 16, 2014)
Indian students make up about 40 percent of the student body in the Chamberlain School District in South Dakota.
Gerald Gipp: National strategy needed to reform Indian educationFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Gerald Gipp: National strategy needed to reform Indian education (August 27, 2014)
It is not too late for President Obama to declare Indian education a national priority.
Secretary Jewell to visit Indian schools in Maine and MinnesotaFiled Under: Education
Secretary Jewell to visit Indian schools in Maine and Minnesota (August 15, 2014)
Obama administration officials will visit a school in Maine that is due to be replaced and another one in Minnesota that needs federal funds.
Blog: Questions about Bureau of Indian Education reform plansFiled Under: Education | Opinion
Blog: Questions about Bureau of Indian Education reform plans (June 27, 2014)
Writer doesn't think imposing more standardized tests and competitions on the Bureau of Indian Education is a great idea.
Audio of Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on educationFiled Under: Education | Politics
Audio of Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing on education (June 11, 2014)
Members focused a lot of time asking questions of witness from the Department of Education.
Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee's education hearingFiled Under: Education | Politics
Audio from Senate Indian Affairs Committee's education hearing (April 9, 2014)
The Senate Indian Affairs Committee held a hearing this afternoon on education.
Consultation sessions to discuss reform in Indian school systemFiled Under: Education | National
Consultation sessions to discuss reform in Indian school system (March 28, 2014)
The Obama administration has scheduled four tribal consultation sessions to discuss ways to improve the Indian school system.
Data shows disparities in education of Native American childrenFiled Under: Education | National
Data shows disparities in education of Native American children (March 21, 2014)
American Indian and Alaska Native students are more likely to be disciplined, less likely to be prepared for college and more likely to attend schools with inexperienced teachers, according to the Department of Education
Civil rights complaint planned over mascots in Oregon schoolsFiled Under: Education | Politics
Civil rights complaint planned over mascots in Oregon schools (March 14, 2014)
An activist in Oregon plans to file a civil rights complaint with the Department of Education over the use of Indian mascots in public schools.
National Indian Education Association hosts annual summitFiled Under: Education | National
National Indian Education Association hosts annual summit (February 3, 2014)
The National Indian Education Association hosts its annual legislative summit this week.
Blog: Achievement gap widening for Native American studentsFiled Under: Education
Blog: Achievement gap widening for Native American students (August 15, 2013)
Bruce Covert shares a report from The Education Trust that finds American Indian and Alaska Native students continue to fall behind their counterparts.
Cabinet secretaries to visit Wind River Reservation in WyomingFiled Under: Education | National
Cabinet secretaries to visit Wind River Reservation in Wyoming (August 7, 2013)
Two Cabinet secretaries will visit the Wind River Reservation tomorrow during their trip to Wyoming.
Education Secretary   gives graduation speech at  tribal collegeFiled Under: Education | National
Education Secretary gives graduation speech at tribal college (May 31, 2013)
Education Secretary Arne Duncan will deliver the commencement address at the College of the Menominee Nation in Wisconsin on Saturday. The tribal college has 96 students in its graduating class....
BIE still waiting for answer on  No Child Left Behind Act waiverFiled Under: Education | National
BIE still waiting for answer on No Child Left Behind Act waiver (May 20, 2013)
As of today, the Obama administration has granted No Child Left Behind waivers to 37 states, plus the District of Columbia. The waivers free the states of the main component...
WyoFile: Program puts more  Indian teachers in the  classroomFiled Under: Education | National
WyoFile: Program puts more Indian teachers in the classroom (May 14, 2013)
WyoFile reports on a teacher training program based at the Wind River Tribal College: A weekend at college is business as usual for the group of 24 working adults who...
USET: Education Department holds listening session for tribesFiled Under: Education | National
USET: Education Department holds listening session for tribes (May 14, 2013)
News from the United South and Eastern Tribes: The U.S. Department of Education (ED) is holding a Tribal Consultation and Listening Session today leading up to the United South and...
School district on Navajo Nation braces for cuts with sequesterFiled Under: Education | National
School district on Navajo Nation braces for cuts with sequester (March 6, 2013)
A public school district on the Navajo Nation will cut 65 jobs and may be forced to close some facilities due to a reduction in federal funds. The Window Rock...
Mark Trahant: Indian Country bears brunt of cuts to educationFiled Under: Education | Opinion | Politics
Mark Trahant: Indian Country bears brunt of cuts to education (March 5, 2013)
Over the weekend the Republican line on the sequester was honed to a simple idea: It’s only a couple of pennies, two-and-one-half cents out of every dollar. No big deal,...
Michigan officials defend complaint on use of  Indian mascotsFiled Under: Education | Law
Michigan officials defend complaint on use of Indian mascots (February 22, 2013)
The Michigan Department of Civil Rights defended its complaint against the use of Indian mascots. The department filed the complaint with the Department of Education on February 8. It calls...
Agency leaders detail effects of sequester on Indian programsFiled Under: Education | Health | National | Politics
Agency leaders detail effects of sequester on Indian programs (February 15, 2013)
Sequestration of the federal budget will have a negative impact in Indian Country, members of the Obama administration told the Senate Appropriations Committee. The Indian Health Service will see 3,000...
US Attorney's Office investigated academic fraud at HaskellFiled Under: Education
US Attorney's Office investigated academic fraud at Haskell (January 29, 2013)
The U.S. Attorney's Office in Kansas investigated academic fraud at Haskell Indian Nations University but declined to file charges, The Lawrence Journal-World reports Employees at the school were accused of...
David Beaulieu: Blaming Indians for failures in education systemFiled Under: Opinion
David Beaulieu: Blaming Indians for failures in education system (July 10, 2012)
"At February’s National Indian Education Association (NIEA) Legislative Summit in Washington D.C., William Mendoza was asked about the administration’s proposal to move the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) to the...
Most states are now free from No Child Left Behind Act mandates Filed Under: Education | Law | National
Most states are now free from No Child Left Behind Act mandates (July 6, 2012)
As of today, the Obama administration has granted No Child Left Behind waivers to 26 states. The waivers free the states of the main component of the law, which was...
MPR: Study shows American Indian students not making progressFiled Under: Education
MPR: Study shows American Indian students not making progress (July 5, 2012)
"A report out Tuesday says the academic progress of American Indians is, for the most part, not improving. The National Indian Education Study found roughly one-half to two-thirds of fourth-...

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