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Federal Register Notice-Tribal Consultations

The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) will be conducting consultation meetings to obtain oral and written comments on the restructuring of the BIE.

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National Board for Professional Teaching Standards

The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) is pleased to announce its partnership with the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NPBTS) to provide professional development, support and mentoring for teachers and counselors who want to pursue National Board Certification (NBC)

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Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2004 Bureau of Indian Education Part B 2015 Grant Award Application

Under the General Education Provisions Act and the IDEA of 2004, the BIE is required to publish their annual Part B Grant Award Application for 60 days, of which 30 days must be allowed to accept public comment. Public Post starts March 6, 2015.

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BIE Overtime Policy

Effective immediately, the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) Policy Memorandum will serve as guidance for requesting, approving, accruing and recording overtime and compensatory time worked by BIE employees.

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Tribal Leaders Letter from Secretary Duncan

In today's global economy, a high-quality education is not just a pathway to opportunity but a vital route to success.

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Webinar: Suicide Prevention Training for BIE Schools

The Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) in partnership with the Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC) will be conducting a series of webinars on suicide prevention for BIE schools, educators and staff who work with American Indian students. The first webinar will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST. During this one-hour webinar, SPRC will provide an overview of the impact of suicide on American Indian youth and discuss the risk factors, warning signs, protective factors and highlight culturally appropriate prevention strategies and best practices for tribal schools to adapt and implement their own prevention programs that support wellness in tribal communities

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Webinar: Application Process for the School Replacement and Renovation Program

The Bureau of Indian Education and the Division of Facility, Management and Construction will host a webinar on March 26, 2015 to address the upcoming School Replacement and Renovation Program Priority List. Currently, the remaining schools on the 2004 construction priority list are being funded. The Negotiated Rulemaking Committee’s new formula and process will be covered along with eligibility requirements for participation in the new approach.

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BIE Facilities Webinar

The Bureau of Indian Education and the Division of Facility, Management and Construction have unified to offer a series of webinars to provide continuous outreach to schools and facility managers.

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Webinar: BIE's Native Language Policy Framework

The BIE’s Native Language framework will serve as a guiding tool for the Bureau of Indian Education to work collaboratively with BIE operated and tribally controlled schools. The BIE’s Native Language Summit unified tribal leaders and Native language teachers to discuss a framework to support our schools in the field.

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Division of Performance and Accountability-Special Education Unit-Calendar of Activities and Due Dates for SY 2014-2015

Updated On: 02/18/2015

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BIE Proposed Reorganization Tribal Consultation Presentation

Webinar: Overview of BIE Operated to Grant Conversion

Webinar: Overview of Public Law 100.297 Tribally Controlled Schools Act

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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