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Headlines

Retention rate strong at state technical institutes; new programs added
The retention rate at South Dakota’s four technical institutes is 78 percent, an all-time high. Since 2012, the retention rate has increased four percent. The state Board of Technical Education heard a report on the retention rates at its meeting earlier today.
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1% Waiver for Public Comment
The South Dakota Department of Education is gathering feedback on the plan to reduce the percentage of students participating in alternate assessments.
Public Comment period is open Dec. 12-27.
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Fred Assam Elementary honored as National Title I Distinguished School
Secretary of Education Dr. Melody Schopp visited Fred Assam Elementary in the Brandon Valley School District today to celebrate the school being honored as a National Title I Distinguished School for excellence in serving a special population of students (English learners).
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Wall Elementary honored as National Title I Distinguished School
Secretary of Education Dr. Melody Schopp visited Wall Elementary School today to celebrate the school being honored as a National Title I Distinguished School for exceptional student performance for two consecutive years.
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Nominate an outstanding biology teacher
Want to recognize a great science teacher in your district? Nominate him or her for the Outstanding Biology Teacher Award. The award is sponsored by the National Association of Biology Teachers and honors teachers of the life sciences in grades 7-12. Nominees will have until March 30, 2018, to complete their application for the award.
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Upcoming Events

Dec. 15 Board of Technical Education Meeting, Mitchell
Jan. 4 Effective Core EL Program, Pierre
Jan. 5 Effective Core EL Program, Sioux Falls
Jan. 9 State Legislative Session Opens

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