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State Superintendent Brian Whiston does not have authority to withhold state aid from school districts with Native American mascots or logos, according to a legal opinion issued Thursday by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette. Click here to read the codes pertaining to this situation.
The U.S. Department of Education recently issued guidance detailing the steps states and school districts must take to help ensure the ideas, opinions, and requests of tribal leaders, educators and organizations are heard, respected and considered. Almost half a million AI/AN students attend public schools, representing more than 90 percent of the AI/AN school-age population. […]
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The Department of Interior has proposed reorganizing the Bureau of Indian Education in order to improve Indian Education across the States. The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe sued the DOI to seek a permanent injunction to block the proposed restructuring. Does the DOI have the right to restructure BIE, how does this improve education, and do other tribes have a say? To read more about the case please click here.