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GEAR UP: Promises Made, Never Delivered


SPEARFISH, SD - Millions of your taxpayer dollars have flowed into South Dakota all for the purpose of getting Native American students ready for college and helping their families prepare and pay for it. But did that happen with South Dakota GEAR UP? The latest independent evaluation of the program really can't say for sure.

Our KELOLAND News investigation has been following the grant money since the tragedy in Platte that occurred hours after the state pulled the grant administration from Mid Central Educational Cooperative.

A current South Dakota college student who could be counted as a GEAR UP success statistic, except for the fact that her family says GEAR UP never delivered on its promises.


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