ERIC Number: ED458068
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Building Exemplary Schools for Tomorrow. Fingertip Facts, 2001.
Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. Office of Indian Education Programs.
This booklet provides concise information about the schools, colleges, and other educational programs and activities of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Office of Indian Education Programs (OIEP). During the 2000-2001 school year, OIEP directly served about 49,000 Native students in 185 K-12 schools operated by the BIA or by tribes with BIA funding, and indirectly served over 400,000 students through various educational programs. The BIA funded 26 tribally controlled community colleges; operated 2 postsecondary institutions; provided grants and fellowships to eligible Indian students pursuing higher education; implemented many federal programs in BIA schools; and funded programs for Indian children in public schools, a family literacy program for children aged 0-3 and their parents, and adult education programs developed by tribes. This booklet presents an overview of OIEP, its mission, U.S. government-tribal relations, and BIA schools and students; gives contact information for the 24 education line officers, school reform area specialists, special education coordinators, and tribally controlled community colleges; and describes OIEP programs, branches and divisions, professional development activities for teachers and administrators, and cooperative efforts with other agencies. (SV)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, American Indian Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Literacy, Federal Aid, Federal Indian Relationship, Federal Programs, Higher Education, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions, Public Agencies, Tribally Controlled Education
For full text: http://www.oiep.bia.edu/finger/2001%20fingertipfacts.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. Office of Indian Education Programs.