ERIC Number: ED456005
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar-14
Reference Count: N/A
Native American Education Improvement Act. Hearing before the Committee on Indian Affairs on S. 211 To Amend the Education Amendments of 1978 and the Tribally Controlled Schools Act of 1988 To Improve Education for Indians, Native Hawaiians, and Alaskan Natives. United States Senate, One Hundred Seventh Congress, First Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.
A U.S. Senate committee hearing received testimony on proposed amendments to the Education Amendments of 1978 and the Tribally Controlled Schools Act of 1988. The amendments deal with accreditation and academic standards for Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) schools, facilities standards for BIA school dormitories, geographical attendance area boundaries for BIA schools, instructions to the General Accounting Office to conduct a national survey of the physical condition of all BIA-funded school facilities, facilities construction priorities and funding, federal funding formulas for BIA schools, administrative cost grants, establishment of a Division of Budget Analysis within the BIA's Office of Indian Education Programs (OIEP), the system of uniform direct funding and support for BIA schools, policy for Indian control of Indian education, school board training, hiring and qualifications of Indian education personnel, discharge and conditions of employment of educators, compensation or salaries for teachers and counselors, early childhood development programs, tribal departments of education, grants to tribally controlled schools, and eligibility for such grants. Statements and testimony were received from U.S. senators, the director of OIEP, and representatives of national and tribal organizations concerned with Indian education. Additional materials include details of educational facilities needs, estimated construction costs, and photographs of facilities on the Tohono O'odham Nation. (SV)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, American Indian Education, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Legislation, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Hearings, School Funds, Tribally Controlled Education
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs.