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Bureau of Indian Education still without a director after a year

The Obama administration still hasn't found someone to take over the Bureau of Indian Education.

Keith Moore, the former director, left the position in June 2012. But the administration appears no closer to finding a replacement, having put up a job notice that closes on May 20.

The vacancy comes at a tough time for the agency. The sequestration of the federal budget will force the Bureau of Indian Affairs to make cuts affecting services for 42,000 Indian students.

'The Bureau of Indian Affairs schools would have the choice of reducing staff, services, or the number of days in the school year," former Interior secretary Ken Salazar told Congress back in February.

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