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Advisory Board for Exceptional Children Meeting

The Advisory Board will meet on Thursday, March 25, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday, March 27, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mountain Time. Click on the link for further details on address and contact information.

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Request for Nominations of Members to Serve on the Bureau of Indian Education Advisory Board for Exceptional Children

Please submit nominations by February 20, 2015. (void deadline date January 20, 2014)

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Tribal Leaders Letter from Secretary Duncan

In today's global economy, a high-quality education is not just a pathway to opportunity but a vital route to success.

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Statement by Assistant Secretary Washburn on FY15 Omnibus Bill Increased Funding for Bureau of Indian Education Reforms

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Assistant Secretary for Indian Affair Kevin K. Washburn today issued the following statement regarding the $40 million in additional Bureau of Indian Education (BIE)-related funding in the recently enacted Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015.

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Guidance to Schools

This responds to questions posed by the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) regarding activities that might be supported with funds received by BIE-funded elementary and secondary schools1 under: (1) the specific programs listed in the December 3, 2012, Agreement Between BIE and the Department of Education (ED), which includes certain formula grant programs under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) and the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act; and (2) the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

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Blueprint for Reform Implementation

Indian Education Study Group
Convened by Secretary of Interior Jewell and Secretary of Education Duncan.


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.

NATIVE STAR: BIE's Tool for Continuous School Improvement
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