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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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Bureau of Indian Education Partners with National Board to Accelerate Effort to Reach 1,000 Board-Certified Teachers in Native American Schools by 2020

ARLINGTON, Va. — December 9, 2015 — In a focused effort to strengthen teaching and improve student outcomes in BIE-funded schools serving Native American students, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is working with the National Board to support teachers to pursue and achieve National Board Certification. National Board Certification is a rigorous, performancebased, peer-reviewed assessment similar to Board certification in fields such as medicine and engineering. More than a decade of research shows that the students of Board-certified teachers learn more than their peers.

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Assistant Secretary Washburn Announces $1 Million in Grants to Promote Tribal Control of Bureau of Indian Education-funded Schools

Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today announced that $1 million in funding is being made available to federally recognized tribes through the Bureau of Indian Education’s Sovereignty in Indian Education (SIE) Enhancement Program. The SIE Enhancement Program supports tribes in their efforts to assume control of the BIE-funded schools serving their communities.

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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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Sovereignty in Indian Education Enhancement Program Pre-Grant Training Sessions

The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) has announced the availability of funds through the Sovereignty in Indian Education Enhancement Program (SIE) to tribes and their tribal education agencies to promote tribal control and operation of BIE-funded schools on their reservations. The BIE will provide pre-grant application training to support interested tribes and tribal education departments in applying for SIE Program funding. BIE will offer two training sessions via webinar on Tuesday, December 8 and Friday, December 11, 2015.

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National Board Certification Orientation Sessions for BIE Educators

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) will hold two National Board Certification Orientation Sessions for BIE Educators on Tuesday, December 8 and Thursday, December 17, 2015. These orientation sessions will be conducted via webinar led by Joan Celestino, NBCT and Candidate Support Provider

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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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