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U.S Bureau of Indian Education - Advisory Board for Exceptional Children

National Advisory Board for Exceptional Children Announcement. Questions regarding special education, please contact Gloria Yepa, Supervisory Education Specialist-Special Education, at gloria.yepa@bie.edu or (505) 563-5264. You may also email your questions or comments prior to the meeting to Sue Bement, Designated Federal Officer, at sue.bement@bie.edu.

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Consolidated Schoolwide Budget Workbook Template

Due date for the School-wide Budgets is May 30, 2014. Use template Rev: 7/21/2014.

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Interior Department Announces $2.5 million to Promote Tribal Control and Operation of BIE-Funded Schools

As part of the Obama Administration’s historic commitment to ensure that all students attending Bureau of Indian Education-funded schools receive an effective education delivered to them by tribes, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Assistant Secretary – Indian Affairs Kevin K. Washburn today announced that the BIE will fund $2.5 million in Sovereignty in Indian Education competitive grants. The purpose of these grants is to provide funding to federally recognized tribes and their tribal education departments to promote tribal control and operation of BIE-funded schools on their reservations.

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PUBLIC NOTICE - Bureau of Indian's (BIE) IDEA Determination under Section 616(d) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: Part B

As required by IDEA Section 616(e)(7), the BIE is notifying the public that the Secretary of Education has taken enforcement action as outlined in the letter dated June 23, 2014 to Dr. Charles M. Roessel, BIE Director, regarding BIE's Determination by the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education. Click on read more to access the letter.

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Secretary Jewell Announces Plan to Improve Achievement, Promote Tribal Control in Bureau of Indian Education-Funded Schools

Secretarial Order to transform Bureau of Indian Education implements recommendations of American Indian Education Study Group’s “Blueprint for Reform;” BIE redesign will promote tribal self-determination and improve delivery of services to BIE-funded schools.

More information about the American Indian Education Study Group’s work is available here

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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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