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BIA publishes final No Child Left Behind regulations


The Bureau of Indian Affairs published final No Child Left Behind regulations in the Federal Register today.

The final rule covers six areas of Indian education: Defining adequate yearly progress; establishing geographic attendance areas for Bureau of Indian Affairs-funded schools (Bureau- funded schools); establishing a formula for the minimum amount necessary to fund Bureau-funded schools; establishing a system of uniform direct funding and support for Bureau-operated schools; providing guidelines to ensure the Constitutional and civil rights of Indian students; and establishing a method for administering grants to tribally controlled schools.

The regulations were the result of a negotiated rule-making committee of BIA and tribal education officials. The committee was not able to come to an agreement on all six areas but the rule will become effective May 31.

Get the Story:
Implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001; Final Rule (Federal Register 4/28)
Conforming Amendments to Implement the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (Federal Register 4/28)

Relevant Links:
National Indian Education Association - http://www.niea.org
Office of Indian Education Programs, BIA - http://www.oiep.bia.edu

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