TEDNA has reached its ten year anniversary and will be hosting a forum to discuss the history of TEDNA and Tribal Education Departments. Here is the the save the date for TEDNA at Ten .
Here is the transcript from the Tribal Consultation and Listening Session that the Department of Education held in the Seneca Niagara Casino & Hotel Conference on May 13, 2013.
The Department of Education is hosting its second Tribal Consultation this year. The Consultation will take place at the Smith River Rancheria in Smith River, California.
Issues will include:
- The American Indian Vocational Rehabilitation Services (AIVRS) have published a request for information (RFI) for input on a proposed definition of the Department’s interpretation of “reservation” that would align it with the Government Accounting Office (GAO) interpretation.
- Title VII Formula seek grantees through the Electronic Application System for Indian Education (EASIE). During the 2012-2013 grant cycles, some initial enhancements were made to the program, and additional work is planned for the 2013-2014 grant year. This will also include a revamp of the ED 506 form for eligibility to be more user friendly; we are asking for recommendation on the draft form of this document.
- General Updates in Indian Education
The Young-Gabbard-Hanabusa-McCollum Amendment passed the House and placed Title VII, and therefore Indian Education programs and funding, back into the House’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act Re-authorization. This was a large push and we are thankful to everyone that assisted in pushing to keep Indian Education in the House’s bill.
Harvard and NIEA have developed a research paper titled Cultivated Ground: Effective Teaching Practices for Native Students in a Public High School. You can read this important paper here.