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President Obama’s FY 2017 Budget Request for Indian Affairs Increases Funding That Supports Strong, Resilient Tribal Nations For Today and Future Generations

WASHINGTON – President Obama’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 budget request for Indian Affairs, which includes the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE), reflects the Administration’s all-of-government approach to meeting the federal government’s responsibilities to the nation’s 567 federally recognized American Indian and Alaska Native tribes and building on the commitment to promote strong, resilient nations for today and for future generations.

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Federal Register: Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the Bureau of Indian Education Advisory Board for Exceptional Children

BIE is seeking nominations of individuals to serve on the Advisory Board for Exceptional Children. The Advisory Board was established under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004 to advise the Secretary of the Interior, through the Assistant Secretary-Indian Affairs, on the needs of children with disabilities in BIE funded schools . Nominations must be submitted by Monday, March 7, 2016.

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BIE Advisory Board for Exceptional Children seeking Nominations

Deadline for nominations is March 4, 2016.

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Secretary Jewell Highlights Budget Gains to Finish Previously Identified BIE School Construction Projects

RED VALLEY, Ariz. – On the heels of President Obama’s State of the Union address where he committed to focusing on challenges and opportunities that will impact America for generations to come – including in Indian Country – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced $45 million to build the last previously identified Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) school construction projects. The schools slated to receive funding are the final two of 14 identified in 2004 by the Bush Administration as requiring the greatest need for replacement construction but never received Congressional funding.

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Bureau of Indian Education School Replacement Program Public Meeting for Final School Replacement Candidates Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions for final candidates for Department’s School Replacement Program that focuses on construction projects that replace a majority of the facilities on a school campus.

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Webinar: Board Certification for Teachers – What’s Best for You and Your Students?

Please join the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards for a National Board Certification Orientation Session for BIE teachers. This webinar, led by Bianca Belmonte Sapien, NBCT and Michelle Allen, NBCT, will provide an overview of the BIE National Board Certification initiative, discuss the benefits of board certification, and provide teachers the opportunity ask questions regarding the certification process. The webinar will be offered on February 19 at 6:00 p.m. MST and February 21 at 7:00 p.m. MST.

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Webinar: What Administrators Need to Know About National Board Certification

Please join the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards for a National Board Certification Orientation Session on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m MST. This webinar, led by Bianca Belmonte Sapien, NBCT and Michelle Allen, NBCT, will discuss what BIE administrators need to know about National Board Certification.

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Advisory Board for Exceptional Children Meeting Agenda

Advisory Board for Exceptional Children Meeting Agenda

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BIE Advisory Board Meeting

The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) Special Education Advisory Board for Exceptional Children (Advisory Board) is meeting on March 17 & 18, 2016 at the Manual Lujan, Jr. Building, Room 234, 1011 Indian School Road, NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 87104.

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Webinar: Vocational Shop Safety

The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) in collaboration with the Indian Affairs Office of Facilities, Property and Safety Management-Division of Safety and Risk Management (DSRM) will conduct an webinar series held on the third Thursday of each month. As part of this series, BIE and DSRM will hold a webinar on Thursday, December 17, 2015 on Vocational Shop Safety. This one hour webinar is designed to establish safety awareness within vocational shops and laboratories. The presenter, Derrick Chee, will provide an overview of duties and responsibilities of an instructor, importance of rules and regulations, and proper use of hand and power tools.

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As stated in Title 25 CFR Part 32.3, BIE’s mission is to provide quality education opportunities from early childhood through life in accordance with a tribe’s needs for cultural and economic well-being, in keeping with the wide diversity of Indian tribes and Alaska Native villages as distinct cultural and governmental entities. Further, the BIE is to manifest consideration of the whole person by taking into account the spiritual, mental, physical, and cultural aspects of the individual within his or her family and tribal or village context.

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