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Horses graze outside the Loneman Day School on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. The school is among those run by the federal Bureau of Indian Education, which has come under increased scrutiny from lawmakers and the Obama administration.
—Swikar Patel/Education Week-File

Stakes High for Bureau of Indian Education's Overhaul

Congress and the Obama administration are pressuring the agency to right its flailing operations after years of turnover, lack of expertise, and financial problems at the BIE. (June 1, 2015)

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The Grandview, Wash., school system has made an unusually ambitious move to replace its entire Pre-K-10 math and English/language arts curricula with open resources.
June 10, 2015 - Education Week
Congress and the Obama administration are pressuring the agency to right its flailing operations after years of turnover, lack of expertise, and financial problems at the BIE.
June 1, 2015 - Education Week
An academic reward turned into a painful experience earlier this year for a group of American Indian students, Robert Cook writes.
May 5, 2015 - Education Week
A flurry of parents seeking to opt their children out of new common-core-aligned assessments has some states asking federal officials to clarify test-participation mandates.
March 31, 2015 - Education Week
A long history of failed federal policies has some tribal leaders and educators skeptical of the Obama administration’s plan to improve the Bureau of Indian Education.
January 13, 2015 - Education Week
The Keystone State's new Democratic governor, who faces an empowered GOP legislative majority, has pledged to boost K-12 spending; meanwhile, a funding-formula overhaul is already in the works.
January 2, 2015 - Education Week
The needs of schools in rural communities are often ignored in the national education conversation, writes April Bo Wang.
November 10, 2014 - Education Week
The college-bridge programs created 50 years ago under President Lyndon B. Johnson's signature program were never designed—or funded—to serve all the students who need them.
November 4, 2014 - Education Week
Midterm elections and forceful advocacy efforts could reverse long-held resistance in Alabama, Kentucky, and Nebraska.
October 21, 2014 - Education Week
Struggling schools that get federal aid under the School Improvement Grant program could receive new flexibility for using that money under draft guidance issued by the Education Department.
September 15, 2014 - Education Week

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