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Ongoing problems land tribal oversight agencies on GAO 'high-risk' list

Federal agencies that oversee tribal schools, lands and health care still suffer from weak leadership, a lack of oversight and mismanaged resources, despite nearly a decade of prodding from the Government Accountability Office.... Read more»

Audit: 19 tribal schools in Arizona went uninspected for four years

At least 19 tribal schools in Arizona went four years or more without the inspections that are supposed to be performed every year by the Bureau of Indian Affairs, according to a recent Government Accountability Office audit.... Read more»

Az schools make up 1/2 of priority list for tribal school repairs

Half of the 10 schools on the Bureau of Indian Education priority replacement list released this week are in Arizona, while another three are on the New Mexico portion of the Navajo Nation.... Read more»

Senate panel looks at school vouchers for Native American students

Arizona state Sen. Carlyle Begay told a U.S. Senate committee Wednesday that a bill to give Native American students school choice is the “true essence of self-determination and self-empowerment” that tribes are seeking.... Read more»

Interior secretary brings Native American 'listening tour' to Az

U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell received a tour of an elementary school on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community on Tuesday as part of a "listening tour." She says that in many ways the federal government has failed Native American youth.... Read more»

Az educators praise early-childhood program for Native Americans

Arizona educators Wednesday praised a Bureau of Indian Education program that gets Native American parents actively engaged in the education of their children from birth until kindergarten. Arizona has eight of the nation’s 43 Family and Child Education, or FACE sites, which assist tribal families in home-based, early childhood and adult education, and job training.... Read more»