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National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is pleased to announce its partnership with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NPBTS) to provide professional development, support and mentoring for teachers and counselors who want to pursue National Board Certification (NBC)

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Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2004 Bureau of Indian Education Part B 2015 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 comment. Public Post starts March 6, 2015.

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BIE Overtime Policy

Effective immediately, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) Policy Memorandum will serve as guidance for requesting, approving, accruing and recording overtime and compensatory time worked by BIE employees.

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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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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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Webinar: BIE's Native Language Policy Framework

The BIE’s Native Language framework will serve as a guiding tool for the Bureau of Indian Education to work collaboratively with BIE operated and tribally controlled schools. The BIE’s Native Language Summit unified tribal leaders and Native language teachers to discuss a framework to support our schools in the field.

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Division of Performance and Accountability-Special Education Unit-Calendar of Activities and Due Dates for SY 2014-2015

Updated On: 02/18/2015

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SY 2013-2014 DPA Activities Calendar (revised September 5, 2013)

SY 2013-2014 DPA Activities Calendar (revised September 5, 2013)

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BIE Proposed Reorganization Tribal Consultation Presentation

Webinar: Overview of BIE Operated to Grant Conversion

Webinar: Overview of Public Law 100.297 Tribally Controlled Schools Act

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.

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