Indian Education

Utah State Board of Education

Title VI Programs

Tribe Chief

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The mission of the Office of Indian Education is to support the efforts of local educational agencies, Indian tribes and organizations, postsecondary institutions, and other entities to meet the unique educational and culturally related academic needs of American Indians and Alaska Natives so that these students can achieve to the same challenging state standards as all students.
The No Child Left Behind Act amends the Indian education programs as Title VI, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. This landmark in education reform embodies four key principles: stronger accountability for results; greater flexibility in the use of federal funds; more choices for parents of children from disadvantaged backgrounds; and an emphasis on research-based instruction that works (ED. Gov. U.S. Department of Education, Office of Indian Education).
SEC. 7111. PURPOSE.
It is the purpose of this subpart to support local educational agencies in their efforts to reform elementary school and secondary school programs that serve Indian students in order to ensure that such programs —
(1) are based on challenging State academic content and student academic achievement standards that are used for all students; and
(2) are designed to assist Indian students in meeting those standards (Ed. Gov. U.S. Department of Education, Formula Grants, Office of Indian Education).