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FBMS Personal Identification Verification Card Access

The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) FBMS users are now be required to use two-factor authentication, a second means to identify users to access FBMS. BIE will utilize a Personal Identification Verification (PIV) Card, which will be inserted into a reader with a PIN number, in order to access FBMS. All BIE FBMS users must have their PIV card activated and use it to access FBMS no later than July 13, 2015.

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U.S. Departments of Education and Interior Announce Grant to Assist Pine Ridge School Recovery Efforts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – William Mendoza, Director of the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education at the U.S. Department of Education, and Dr. Charles M. “Monty” Roessel, Director of the Bureau of Indian Education, today announced that the Pine Ridge School in South Dakota has received $218,000 at their request under the U.S. Department of Education’s Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grant program to aid in recovery from student suicides and suicide attempts.

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Bureau of Indian Affairs Tribal Climate Change Photo Contest

The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) has announced their 1st Tribal Climate Change Photo Contest for American Indian and Alaska Native students grades K-12. The purpose of this photo contest is to help students understand climate change and allow them to identify culture, economic, physical, ecosystem, and other vulnerabilities in the world around them through the lens of climate change. As a result, students will be given the opportunity showcase their artistic skills while expressing what is valued in their culture and community.

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Miccosukee Alternative Definition of Adequate Yearly Progress Approval Letter

Letter from U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the approval of the Miccosukee Indian Schools request for alternative definition of adequate yearly progress.

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News Release: Miccosukee Indian School Receives Historic Flexibility to Meet Academic and Cultural Needs of Students

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced today that the Miccosukee Indian School (MIS) has received flexibility from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB), to use a different definition of Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) that meets their students’ unique academic and cultural needs. The Miccosukee Indian School in Florida is funded by the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Education (BIE).

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Bureau of Indian Education Monthly Stakeholder Call

Please join the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) for our monthly stakeholder call on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 from 5:00 p.m-6:00 p.m. EDT. These stakeholder calls, held on the first Tuesday of each month, are part of BIE's effort to improve communication and create an ongoing dialog among staff, school administrations, school boards, parents, tribal organizations and other interested parties about the restructuring of BIE. We welcome your questions and feedback as we move forward with the BIE reform and work together to improve educational opportunities for Native youth.

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WEBINAR: Safety and Risk Management

The Bureau of Indian Education in partnership with the Bureau of Indian Affairs Division of Safety and Risk Management (DSRM) will conduct a webinar on Thursday, June 25, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT to provide an overview of DSRM and the Office of Facilities, Property, and Safety Management (OFPSM). During this one-hour webinar, Thomas Kerstetter, Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, will discuss the roles and responsibilities, major activities and day-to-day operations of DSRM and OFPSM as well as the importance of establishing Safety and Health Committees. We welcome your questions and comments during this webinar.

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Indian Affairs Facilities Management System (MAXIMO) Training Schedule

Indian Affairs Division of Facilities Management and Construction has announced their FY 2015 Facilities Management System (MAXIMO) Training Schedule.

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Bureau of Indian Education Monthly Stakeholder Call

Please join the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) for our monthly stakeholder call on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 from 5:00 p.m-6:00 p.m. EDT. These stakeholder calls, held on the first Tuesday of each month, are part of BIE's effort to improve communication and create an ongoing dialog among staff, school administrations, school boards, parents, tribal organizations and other interested parties about the restructuring of BIE. We welcome your questions and feedback as we move forward with the BIE reform and work together to improve educational opportunities for Native youth.

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Tribal Education Department Pre-Grant Application Training Sesssions

The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) will provide pre-grant application training at several sites to support interested tribes and tribal education departments (TED) in applying for TED grants. BIE will offer three training sessions, one via webinar and two in person, between May 18, 2015 and June 1, 2015.

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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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