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Lukachukai Community School, a Navajo Nation school on the priority list for replacement. Officials said schools may have problems with lead, asbestos, mold, “you name it.”

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»

Arizona state Sen. Carlyle Begay, R-Ganado, said a state law letting parents use public money for private education drew 300 Native applications, but they could not use Bureau of Indian Education funds for the program.

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»