New Bus Promises to Get Students Back to School

More than 47 million children are back in school across the country this month. But for 600 Lakota students on the remote Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, just getting to school on the first day would be nearly impossible for some, if not for the arrival of a new bus on the Red Cloud Indian School campus last week—the first of ten aging buses the school hopes to replace over the next five years.

When the school’s buses—several with odometer readings of over 210,000—started breaking down last year, young students like Grace, who wake up before dawn everyday to make a two hour bus trip to the school, did not know how, or if, she would be able to get to school this fall.

Because of support from friends like you, we were able to purchase the first new, bright yellow bus to ensure that Grace and her classmates can continue their education this year. But, there is still a long way to go. Continue Reading!

Click HERE to see Education Week's comprehensive piece on Education in Indian Country.

Click HERE to read the Rapid City Journal's piece on Red Cloud's K-12 Lakȟóta language curriculum.

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