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News Release: Interior Department Taps Experienced Leaders for Key Positions in Indian Affairs and Education

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Lawrence S. Roberts, who leads the Office of the Assistant Secretary - Indian Affairs, today announced new leadership for the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and Bureau of Indian Education (BIE). Weldon ‘Bruce’ Loudermilk will succeed Michael S. Black as Director of the BIA and Tony Dearman will be the new Director of the BIE.

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Navajo Nation Accountability Workbook

Copy of the approved Navajo Nation Accountability Workbook by the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of the Interior.

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Navajo Nation Alternative Definition of Adequate Yearly Progress Approval Letter

Letter from U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Secretary of Education John King, Jr. on the approval of the Navajo Nation's request for an alternative definition of adequate yearly progress.

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Dear Tribal Leader Letter: Input on Implementation of Every Student Succeeds Act

The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) invites you to provide input on the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The ESSA was signed into law on December 10, 2015 reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act. The ESSA is scheduled to be implemented in the 2017-2018 school year.

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News Release: Roberts Announces Extension of Submission Date for BIE Accountability NRC Nominations

Lawrence S. Roberts, who is leading the Office of the Assistant Secretary –Indian Affairs, announced today that the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) has extended its deadline for nominations of qualified individuals to serve on a negotiated rulemaking committee (NRC) that will recommend revisions to its school accountability system. Nominees are being sought from federally recognized tribes whose students attend BIE-funded schools. The new deadline for nominations, a notice of which was published this month in the Federal Register, is on or before October 3, 2016.

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BIE National Board Certification Project – Information Session Webinars

The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) will hold three Information Sessions for BIE Educators on November 16, November 30, and December 7, 2016. These webinar information sessions will be led by National Board Certified Teachers Michelle Allen and Bianca Belmonte Sapien. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Accardi at MAccardi@NBPTS.org or LoveenBains at LBains@nbpts.org.

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BIE Listening Sessions

The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) will conduct two listening sessions at the Department of the Interior on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 to seek input from tribal leaders and representatives on the Every Student Succeeds Act BIE State Plan and BIE Teacher Equity Plan.

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Webinar: Safety & Condition Assessment Portal Boiler Inspections

The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) in collaboration with Indian Affairs Division of Safety and Risk Management are offering a series of facilities, property and safety management webinars through September. The second webinar, Safety and Condition Assessment Portal (S&CAP)-Boiler Inspections, will be held on Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST. During this one hour webinar, the presenter will discuss the inspection creation and data entry process for a boiler inspection in the S&CAP. S&CAP is the initial point of entry into the Indian Affairs-Facilities Management System (FMS) for most deferred maintenance work orders. This course is intended for employees who will be using S&CAP to enter deficiencies to a boiler inspection.

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Webinar: Safety & Condition Assessment Portal Boiler Inspection

The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) in collaboration with Indian Affairs Division of Safety and Risk Management are offering a series of facilities, property and safety management webinars through September. The second webinar, Safety and Condition Assessment Portal (S&CAP)-Boiler Inspections, will be held on Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST. During this one hour webinar, the presenter will discuss the inspection creation and data entry process for a boiler inspection in the S&CAP. S&CAP is the initial point of entry into the Indian Affairs-Facilities Management System (FMS) for most deferred maintenance work orders. This course is intended for employees who will be using S&CAP to enter deficiencies to a boiler inspection.

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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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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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