Native Kids Most Likely to Face Poverty in South Dakota
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A recent report says non-white children in South Dakota are more likely to face poverty and underperform in school compared to their white peers.
The Argus Leader reports that the Annie E. Casey Foundation released its "Race for Results" report Oct. 24. The results illustrate achievement gaps and obstacles faced by children of color nationwide.
The report is the second of its kind conducted by the foundation, which focuses on student success on state and national levels.
According to the report, Native American children in South Dakota scored worse in the 10 areas used in the report than any racial subgroup in any state in the country.
An official with South Dakota Kids Count says she hopes the report will spur conversations about student success in the state.
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