South Dakota Native Students Still Not Closing Gap

Here, as the State Legislature’s Long Range Planning Committee was told.  An excerpt:

One school district where the gaps are getting smaller is Timber Lake. LuAnn Lindskov, who lives at Isabel, was selected last week as South Dakota teacher of the year for 2014. She is a math and science teacher at Timber Lake. Her work links students with physicists and students around the world in collection of cosmic radiation data.

“We know the teachers can make all of the difference,” Schopp said. “We see there are bright spots like that … Where we see it’s working, we have to learn.”

ICT’s Taking Racism out of South Dakota Schools: Part 3

Here is Indian Country Today’s third article on curbing racism in South Dakota Schools.  An excerpt:

The American Civil Liberties Union states that many schools in border towns have an alarming high arrest rate of young Native students, Rapid City among them. The Winner Public School District overcame the “Pipeline to Prison” model of discipline, but still resists implementing role models and cultural programs.

 

 

ICT Article on Curbing Racism in South Dakota Schools

Here.  As part of this series,

Indian Country Today Media Network will be examining how discrimination is being addressed in three South Dakota school districts.

Racism is most tragic when it affects children, and for many years, the schools in South Dakota were noted for problems. At least three school districts in South Dakota, including Rapid City, Winner, and Sisseton, are exploring ways to counter discrimination.