State Tribal Education Partnership (STEP)

To (a) promote increased collaboration between Tribal Educational Agencies (TEAs) and State educational agencies (SEAs) in the administration of the Elementary and Secondary Act (ESEA) State-administered formula grant programs; and (b) build the capacity of TEAs to (1) perform certain State-level functions
under those programs for schools located on reservations, and thereby increase TEAs" role in the education of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) students, including education to meet their unique educational and cultural needs, and (2) improve the achievement of AI/AN children.

Agency - Department of Education

The Department of Education ensures equal access to education and promotes educational excellence through coordination, management and accountability in Federal education programs. The Department works to supplement and complement educational efforts on all levels, encouraging increased involvement by the public, parents and students.