The 24th Navajo Nation Council approved legislation appointing Dr. Harold G. Begay as the Superintendent of Schools for DODE during a January 7 Special Session. For more information, click here.
The Navajo Nation is set to receive $1.3 million over three years after being awarded a grant through the American Rescue Plan Act. For more information, click here.
The New Mexico Public Education Secretary Designate visited the Navajo Education Cener on Oct. 18. DODE staff spoke with the Secretary about challenges facing education on the Navajo Nation. For more information, click here.
After operating with an interim program manager for most of 2021, the Johnson O’Malley Program named their new full-time program manager. For more information, click here.
The Department of Dine Education continues to collaborate with the Navajo Department of Health to monitor potential COVID-19 cases and exposures in schools on the Navajo Nation. For more information, click here.
Navajo Project I-LAUNCH have announced the next installment in the ongoing Early Childhood Speaker series. This month’s topic is the importance of fatherhood and traditional teachings. For more information, click here.
The Navajo Nation Board of Education has reauthorized numerous grant schools to continue operating independently, with 10 other schools pending reauthorization. For more information including a list of schools, click here.
Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez signed Resolution CJN-36-21 into law July 6, which rescinds COVID-19 restrictions including limited schools to online-only environments. For more information, click here.
The Navajo Nation Department of Dine Education announced a new hire for Program Supervisor for the Office of the Navajo Nation Library on June 29. For more information, click here.
The Navajo Nation Department of Dine Education is partnering with Dine College to host a live parent/guardian forum on June 17, 2021 to discuss K-12 education across the Navajo Nation amid COVID-19. For contact info and where to listen, click here.
The Navajo Nation Board of Education discussed the reauthorization of eight grant schools during a special meeting on June 8, 2021. For more information, click here.
The Navajo Department of Health released a series of guidelines that all schools are expected to understand and implement if they are holding limited in-person gatherings for graduations and promotions. For more information, click here.
DODE is encouraging students, parents, and communities to recognize the work their teachers have done to provide a quality education during the pandemic. For more information, click here.
Navajo Technical University announced a partnership to assist Navajo Head Start with meeting requirements stipulated by the reauthorized Head Start Act of 2007 around teacher/staff credentials. To view the brochure, click here.
DODE, OSERS, Navajo Project I-LAUNCH, and Growing in Beauty have announced a week of virtual events from April 12 – 16 to celebrate Diné children, families, teachers, and communities. For more information, including event times and links to register, click here.
The Navajo Nation Board of Education recommended Harold G. Begay, Ph.D., to fill the vacant Superintendent of Schools position. For more information, click here.