ERIC Number: ED421323
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Fingertip Facts, 1998.
Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. Office of Indian Education Programs.
This booklet provides concise information about the schools, colleges and universities, and other educational programs and activities of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Office of Indian Education Programs (OIEP). The booklet opens with a brief description of OIEP functions, legislative background, mission statement, long-range goals, and a list of Goals 2000 panel members. Statistics on students and schools show that in 1997 the BIA served over 50,373 K-12 students in 185 (108 tribally controlled) schools on 63 reservations in 23 states. The BIA also funded 25 tribally controlled community colleges and operated 2 postsecondary institutions. The 24 education line officers are listed with their agency/area offices and schools served. In addition to the regular K-12 curriculum, the Division of Education administers school reform teams, disadvantaged, bilingual, and gifted and talented programs, as well as professional development and Safe and Drug Free Schools, homeless, and Title I and Title IX programs. Participating schools and the number of students served by each program are given. A chart gives state-by-state distribution of Indian education formula grant projects with contact information for fiscal year 1997. The purpose of the Special Projects team is given along with a description and statistics for its various programs: exceptional education, family and child education, school to work, Johnson-O'Malley, higher education grants, special higher education grants, adult education, summer law program, and tribally controlled colleges and universities. Responsibilities and accomplishments of the Division of Planning, Oversight, and Evaluation are described. Participants in recognition programs are listed, and staff development programs are briefly described. Concluding sections present administrative and information services and other activities, memoranda of agreement, and contact information. (SAS)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. Office of Indian Education Programs.