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Bureau of Indian Education

Lawmakers To White House: These Schools Are Falling Apart, And They Need Your Help

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 02.05.2016 | Politics

It can be difficult for students in Minnesota's Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School to learn when their classrooms are covered in mold, reek of the smell of sewa...

Native American Youth Tell The White House: Our Schools Are Failing Us

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.15.2015 | Politics

In the eighth grade, Isabella Cornell's history teacher taught students that Native Americans are "violent, vicious vermin" and connected their cultu...

The White House Invests Millions To Help Native Students Succeed

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.25.2015 | Politics

  Native American students in Alaska’s Anchorage School District are struggling. Compared to their non-native peers who graduate from high ...

Rebecca Klein

Michelle Obama To Native Youth: The Obama Administration Has Your Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

First lady Michelle Obama has a message for Native American youth: You matter. Speaking to the White House’s first-ever Tribal Youth Gathering on...

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White House Hosts First-Ever Tribal Youth Gathering

HuffingtonPost.com | Julian Brave NoiseCat | Posted 07.09.2015 | Politics

For centuries, Native American leaders from across the United States have traveled to meet with the “Great White Father” in Washington to plead th...

Tribal School Gains 'Historic' Waiver From No Child Left Behind Rules

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics

The Miccosukee Indian School has received a waiver under the No Child Left Behind Act, making it the first individual school to be granted flexibility...

Native American Schools 'Neglected For Far Too Long,' GOP Lawmaker Says

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics

Federally funded schools for Native American children have languished over decades of insufficient funding and mismanagement. At a hearing Thursday mo...

New White House Grant Program Aims To Improve Education For Native American Students

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics

The Obama administration appears to be putting some of its money where its mouth is in its efforts to improve outcomes for Native American students. ...

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Native American History Is Often Overlooked In Schools. One State Is Trying To Change That

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.17.2015 | Black Voices

When teacher Christine Ayers talks to her fourth-grade class about numbers and math, she uses examples involving beadwork from the Northern Cheyenne T...

Rebecca Klein

The Federal Government Has A Lot Of Work To Do In Fixing Up Native American Schools

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 03.06.2015 | Politics

Numerous schools for Native American students are in abysmal physical condition, and it is the federal government’s fault, according to a preliminar...

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Obama Seeks Funds For Crumbling Native American Schools, But Not Enough For All Of Them

HuffingtonPost.com | Rebecca Klein | Posted 01.30.2015 | Politics

Bug-O-Nay-Ge-Shig School in Northern Minnesota has leaky roofs, poor lighting and an exhaust system that smells like sewage. Last school year, part of...

The Education System Is Failing Native American Students. Here's Proof.

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

Early last month, Barack Obama made his first visit as president to Indian Country, where he announced plans to revamp the Bureau of Indian Education ...

Interior Secretary: Native American Education Is 'Embarrassing'

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

Testifying for the first time before the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs Wednesday, new Interior Secretary Sally Jewell outlined her upcoming ...

Native American Students Lag Behind In Math, Reading

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Native American students at schools overseen by the federal Bureau of Indian Education performed significantly worse on national standardized tests in...