Ensuring No American Indian and Alaska Native Child Is Left Behind
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 VII, 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;
• An emphasis on research-based instruction that works.
All American Indian and Alaska Native students enrolled in Chicago Public Schools must complete an ED506 Certification Form to be eligible for services under the Title VII Indian Education Formula Grant Program.
If an ED506 Certification Form is needed, please click here. (see attached ED506 form)
CLICK HERE to read the President's Proclamation on American Indian Education.