Teach for America to recruit from Standing Rock
Teach for America has formed a partnership with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe to recruit tribal members to become teachers in reservation schools.
The organization will work with the tribe to find college graduates willing to spend two years teaching in South Dakota schools on the reservation, said Jim Curran, executive director of Teach for America - South Dakota.
Some reservation schools have few Native American teachers on their staffs. Teach for America, which operates in two schools on Standing Rock, aims to have half its South Dakota corps made up of Native Americans by 2020, Curran said.