ERIC Number: ED470954
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Building Exemplary Schools for Tomorrow. Fingertip Facts, 2002.
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). During the 2001-02 school year, OIEP directly served 48,166 K-12 students in 185 schools operated by the BIA or by tribes with BIA funding and indirectly served over 400,000 students through various educational programs. The 26 BIA-funded tribally controlled colleges and the 2 BIA-operated postsecondary institutions enrolled approximately 31,600 students. The Family and Child Education (FACE) program, which serves Indian families with children aged 0-3, expanded from 22 to 32 schools. There are approximately 2,115 educational facilities maintained by the BIA and employing approximately 4,800 teachers, administrators, and other personnel. This booklet provides an overview of OIEP, its mission, U.S. government-tribal relations, and BIA students and schools. A report card presents 2001 educational indicators for BIA schools. Contact information is provided for education line officers, Center for School Improvement education specialists, OIEP School Reform field education specialists, special education coordinators, and tribally controlled colleges. The booklet describes the American Indian Education Foundation, other programs supportive of Indian education, sections of federal legislation relevant to BIA schools, BIA responsibilities, major special education activities of the BIA, federal programs serving eligible Indian students, higher education scholarships and grants for Indian students, and BIA branches and programs. (SV)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, American Indian Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Federal Programs, Higher Education, Preschool Education, Program Descriptions, Public Agencies, Tribally Controlled Education
For full text: http://www.oiep.bia.edu/docs/FINGER~1.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.