The Bureau of Indian Education is hoping a few more schools will venture out of their administrative nest, encouraging tribes to take over management. The hope is that schools will actually thrive when locally run. But it’s a hard transition.
December 01, 2015
Nearly 50,000 Native American children across the country, or about 10 percent, attend schools run by the Bureau of Indian Education. It’s a federal system that has been around in some form for more than 150 years. The school system is now facing some fundamental change.
December 01, 2015
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