Entries from News Archive 2008 tagged with 'bie'

Navajo Nation school meets NCLB standards

A school on the Navajo Nation celebrated on Friday after meeting No Child Left Behind Act standards for the first time in six years. The T'iis Nazbas Community School in Arizona was among the lowest-performing schools on the reservation....

City worried about Santa Fe Indian School plans

City officials are worried commercial development might be coming to the Santa Fe Indian School campus. "They're doing something. They're definitely doing something," Santa Fe Mayor David Coss told The Santa Fe New Mexican. The school is part of...

Reports on BIA schools, Indian royalties in store

The Office of the Inspector General at the Department of the Interior plans to release investigations into violence at Bureau of Indian Affairs schools and Indian royalty collections, Indian Country Today reports. The violence investigation will focus on schools managed...

House hearing focuses on NCLB in Indian Country

Two-thirds of Bureau of Indian Affairs schools aren't meeting standards under the No Child Left Behind Act, a House subcommittee was told on Tuesday. Passed in 2001, NCLB requires public and BIA schools to demonstrate adequate yearly progress (AYP). The...

Santa Fe Indian School to raze more old buildings

Santa Fe Indian School will raze three more old buildings as officials in New Mexico question whether federal laws were broken. The school has already demolished 15 buildings, which dated to the late 1800s and the early 1900s. Most...

Review finds BIA doesn't always follow driver policy

The Bureau of Indian Affairs does not consistently follow its employee driver policy even after paying $4 million in a high-profile drunk driving controversy, according to a recent audit. In January 2002, two elderly couples were killed in New Mexico...

Audit finds BIA schools unprepared for violence

The Bureau of Indian Affairs is unprepared to prevent violence and protect the safety of children and staff at its schools, according to a report released earlier this month. About 60,000 American Indian and Alaska Native children attend 184 elementary...

Santa Fe Indian School still mum on demolition

Santa Fe Indian School demolished 18 historic buildings on its campus in New Mexico but hasn't explained much about it beyond a short statement to the local newspaper. School officials and tribal leaders have refused to discuss the removal...

Kansas tribes seek ouster of Haskell president

Linda Warner has served as president of Haskell Indian Nations University for 16 months but tribes in Kansas aren't happy with her performance. The Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and the Kickapoo Tribe have passed resolutions that calls Warner's ouster....

Santa Fe Indian School demolishes buildings

The Santa Fe Indian School continues to demolish historic buildings on its New Mexico campus. The school is part of the Bureau of Indian Education system but is run by the 19 Pueblo tribes in the state. The campus...

Tribal schools fail to conduct fingerprint checks

Some tribes that run Bureau of Indian Affairs schools aren't requiring employees to undergo fingerprint checks, according to a report from the Interior Department's Inspector General. Based on a sampling of employee hires at 18 tribal-run BIA schools between 2004...

Review finds background checks lacking at BIA schools

Employees at schools within the Bureau of Indian Affairs system are being hired without going through all of the background checks, according to a recent investigation. Federal law requires BIA employees who come in contact with Indian children to undergo...

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