January 20, 2010 Press Release
"Race to the Top" Needs to Include Bureau of Indian Education Schools
Congresswoman Betty McCollum (DFL-Minn.) today introduced bipartisan legislation to address the lack of Recovery Act funding reaching Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools in Minnesota and across the country. The bill, with 16 bipartisan co-sponsors, would allocate a small percentage of the "Race to the Top" funds and the Innovation Fund for Native students at BIE schools.
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