South Dakota Indian school not Race to the Top finalist
South Dakota's proposal for an Indian charter school didn't make it to the final round of the Obama administration's Race to the Top program.

The state sought $74 million for year-round, residential charter school for Indian students that would have included grades 9 through 12 and two years of college. The state plans to compete for funding in the future.

"Given the comments by President Obama and [Education] Secretary Duncan and their concern for Native American education ... I'd like to think we have a good project and a fundable project," Dan Guericke, the director of the Mid-Central Education Cooperative, told The Sioux Falls Argus Leader.

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S. Dakota education loses shot at $74M (The Sioux Falls Argus Leader 3/5)
South Dakota not a 'Race to the Top' finalist (The Rapid City Journal 3/5)