BIE Consultations

Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) will be hosting consultations on their BIE study group recommendations.

Date Time (all times local) Location
Monday, April 28, 2014 9 a.m. to 5 p.m Loneman Day School, Oglala, SD.
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 9 a.m. to 5 p.m Riverside Indian School, Anadarko, OK.
Friday, May 2, 2014 9 a.m. to 5 p.m Muckleshoot School, Auburn, WA.
Monday, May 5, 2014 9 a.m. to 5 p.m Gila River Head Start Bldg., Sacaton, AZ.

Information HERE.

 

The American Indian Graduate Magazine Spring 2014

The magazine can be seen here or here.

The American Indian Graduate Center is a national organization headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico providing educational assistance to American Indian and Alaska Native graduate and undergraduate students throughout the United States.

Since the founding in 1969, AIGC has awarded more than 16,000 scholarships totaling over $44 million to graduate students in all fields of study.

 

OCR: Expansive Survey of America’s Public Schools Reveals Troubling Racial Disparities

The press release can be seen here. An excerpt:

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released today the first comprehensive look at civil rights data from every public school in the country in nearly 15 years.

The Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) from the 2011-12 school year was announced by U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder at J.O. Wilson Elementary School in Washington, D.C.

This is the first time since 2000 that the Department has compiled data from all 97,000 of the nation’s public schools and its 16,500 school districts—representing 49 million students. And for the first time ever, state-, district- and school-level information is accessible to the public in a searchable online database atcrdc.ed.gov.

“This data collection shines a clear, unbiased light on places that are delivering on the promise of an equal education for every child and places where the largest gaps remain. In all, it is clear that the United States has a great distance to go to meet our goal of providing opportunities for every student to succeed,” U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said. “As the President’s education budget reflects in every element—from preschool funds to Pell Grants to Title I to special education funds—this administration is committed to ensuring equity of opportunity for all.”

“This critical report shows that racial disparities in school discipline policies are not only well-documented among older students, but actually begin during preschool,” said Attorney General Eric Holder. “Every data point represents a life impacted and a future potentially diverted or derailed. This Administration is moving aggressively to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline in order to ensure that all of our young people have equal educational opportunities.”

. . . .

Among the key findings:

  • Access to preschool. About 40% of public school districts do not offer preschool, and where it is available, it is mostly part-day only. Of the school districts that operate public preschool programs, barely half are available to all students within the district.
  • Suspension of preschool children. Black students represent 18% of preschool enrollment but 42% of students suspended once, and 48% of the students suspended more than once.
  • Access to advanced courses. Eighty-one percent (81%) of Asian-American high school students and 71% of white high school students attend high schools where the full range of math and science courses are offered (Algebra I, geometry, Algebra II, calculus, biology, chemistry, physics). However, less than half of American Indian and Native-Alaskan high school students have access to the full range of math and science courses in their high school. Black students (57%), Latino students (67%), students with disabilities (63%), and English language learner students (65%) also have less access to the full range of courses.
  • Access to college counselors. Nationwide, one in five high schools lacks a school counselor; in Florida and Minnesota, more than two in five students lack access to a school counselor.
  • Retention of English learners in high school. English learners make up 5% of high school enrollment but 11% of high school students held back each year.

State-, district- and school-level data may be viewed at the CRDC website at crdc.ed.gov. For more information on the work of the Office for Civil Rights, click here.

Indian Education Tribal Consultation in Missoula, MT on April 18, 2014

Save the Date

The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Indian Education

and

The White House Initiative on

American Indian and Alaska Native Education

would like to invite Tribal Leaders, education professionals, parents, colleagues and interested stakeholders to participate in

Tribal Consultation

Friday, April 18, 2014

Missoula, MT

*Tentative Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm, MST

Tribal Consultation Registration

Please use following website

  www.edtribalconsultations.org