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Federal Register: Notice of Intent To Establish a Negotiated Rulemaking Committee

The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is reopening the comment period for Tribes to nominate for membership on the Accountability Negotiated Rulemaking Committee (Committee) and is expanding the scope of what the Committee will address. BIE also solicits comments on the proposal to establish the Committee, including comments on additional interests not identified in this notice of intent and comments on the expansion of the scope of the Committee. Nominations must be submitted by May 31, 2016.

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Call for Proposals: 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program

BIE is accepting applications for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) Program. Through 21st CCLC, BIE-funded schools and dormitories are eligible to receive grants that enable them - with the assistance of community partners - to plan, implement, or expand projects that benefit the educational, health, social, cultural, and recreational needs of the students and community. In addition, lifelong learning activities and literacy education programs are available for adult family members in the local school setting. The deadline to submit proposals is May 31, 2016.

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Acting Assistant Secretary Roberts Announces Bureau of Indian Education School Replacement Program Selections

WASHINGTON – Acting Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Lawrence S. Roberts announced today the 10 Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools eligible for funding for campus-wide replacement. Publication of this list completes the process for identifying the Department’s top priority schools for campus-wide replacement developed through negotiated rulemaking required by the No Child Left Behind Act.

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Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2004 Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) Part B FFY 2016 Grant Award Application

Under the General Education Provisions Act and the IDEA of 2004, the BIE is required to publish their annual Part B Grant Award Application for 60 days, of which 30 days must be allowed to accept public comments. Public Post starts March 2, 2016.

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Acting Assistant Secretary Roberts Announces Launch of the Indian Affairs 2016 Student Leadership Summer Institute for Native Students

WASHINGTON – As part of President Obama’s Generation Indigenous (“Gen-I”) initiative to remove barriers to success for Native Youth, Acting Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Lawrence S. Roberts today announced the launch of the 2016 Indian Affairs Student Leadership Summer Institute, a paid 10-week summer internship program with the agency that begins in early June. The Institute will provide American Indian and Alaska Native post-secondary students with a unique opportunity to learn about federal policymaking and develop management and leadership skills within high-profile offices throughout the Indian Affairs organization. Roberts made the announcement at the National Congress of American Indians’ “Tribal Nations Legislative Summit 114th Congress Executive Council” meeting.

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Indian Affairs Facilities Management System Webinars

The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) in conjunction with Indian Affairs Division of Facilities Management and Construction will conduct a webinar on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 12:00 EDT on Safety and Condition Assessment Portal General Inspection Creation and Data Entry and a webinar on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 12:00 EDT on Safety and Condition Assessment Portal Abatement Plans and Cost Estimating. These webinars are intended for Safety and Condition Assessment Portal users.

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Inter-Tribal Youth Climate Leadership Congress

The Inter-Tribal Youth Climate Leadership Congress is a week-long student climate change conference held at the National Conservation Training Center in Shepherdstown, WV on July 5-12, 2016 for approximately 100 Native American, Alaskan Native, and Pacific Islander high school students interested in environmental issues, natural resource conservation, community leadership and public service. This event is sponsored by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Geological Survey, and the Environmental Protection Agency. Interested students may submit applications until April 8, 2016.

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Webinar: The Federal Hiring Process Using USAJOBS & Application Manager

The implementation of the BIE reorganization has prompted a number of questions and concerns from employees on how to apply for upcoming vacancy announcements. BIE's Human Resources staff will conduct two webinars to help you understand the process of submitting federal applications through USAJOBS. The presenters will also provide information on how to upload your resume and the supplementary documents including the Indian Preference form, Veterans Preference form, official transcripts, etc., that are necessary when submitting your application via USAJOBS. We welcome your questions and feedback during these webinars.

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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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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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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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