The Bureau of Indian Education Hasn’t Told the Public How Its Schools Are Performing. So We Did It Instead.
New data shows Bureau of Indian Education schools do not teach kids fast enough to close an achievement gap that starts in early childhood.
The federal agency that funds 180 schools for Native American students has failed to tell the public how its schools compare. Our analysis fills in the gap.
The Federal Government Promised Native American Students Computers and Internet. Many Are Still Waiting.
Native American students in BIE operated schools were forced to start the school year without adequate technology, sometimes sharing a single computer among siblings, because the agency disbursed funding late and failed to purchase equipment in time.
The Bureau of Indian Education has repeatedly neglected warnings that it is not providing a quality education for 46,000 Native students. Once called a “stain on our Nation’s history,” the school system has let down its students for generations.
The federal government has released little information about the spread of coronavirus in Navajo schools. Now, some students and school staff are sick with symptoms consistent with COVID-19.