Presentation for Tribal Consultations American Indian Education Study Group

This presentation provides a Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) response to many of the current issues confronting American Indian tribes and the education of AI students. Among the issues/challenges are: remote school locations; crushing bureaucracy; and lack of support. BIE students face serious challenges to reaching college and career ready standards due to a broad number of factors, including extreme poverty, drug and alcohol abuse, violence, and schools that perform poorly across multiple measures. This presentation provides a BIE transformation plan with a commitment to greater tribal control of schools, necessary physical and human resources, and scaled-up best practices.

Content Comments 

This Powerpoint provides important background information and policy related to the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) Transformation Plan. In this plan, the BIE promises to ensure that all BIE schools provide a world-class education to Native American students. Key components of the plan are a commitment to:

  1. highly qualified teachers and principals;
  2. an agile organizational structure;
  3. a budget that supports capacity building; and
  4. 4) comprehensive support partnerships.

Communications quality is high: the information is easy to read and understand. Utility should be reasonable, especially if it is used as a yardstick to measure actual improvements.