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South Dakota Eyes Federal Money for School for Native Americans

By The Associated Press — January 05, 2010 1 min read

South Dakota is applying for a federal grant from the Race to the Top Fund to help it build a residential school designed to improve academic achievement among American Indian students.

Under South Dakota’s proposal, partners would establish a year-round residential school, likely in the Black Hills, for grades 9-12 and two years of postsecondary education.

The curriculum would focus on science, technology, engineering, and math to help provide future scientists and engineers.

A version of this article appeared in the January 06, 2010 edition of Education Week as South Dakota Eyes Federal Money for School for Native Americans

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