• Teacher Feature. Read full story.
  • Registration is now open. 2017 SD Indian Education Summit. Sept. 24-26. Ramkota Conference Center. Pierre, SD.
  • Free Summer Meals for Kids (18 and under).
  • Summer Learning Opportunities. View online calendar of upcoming events.


Year in Review focuses on education stories from across SD
DOE has developed an online annual report examining what has happened in the year after legislation was passed, which aims at increasing the statewide average teacher salary, and recruiting and retaining high quality teachers in the state. Read stories of how students, educators and schools across South Dakota are benefiting.

DOE offers SDMath and SDSci Leadership program
Applications are due Sept. 7 for SDMath and SDSci Leadership, a pilot program from the South Dakota Department of Education to create and support a dynamic network of math and science educators. Educators who have demonstrated an interest in leadership skills related to math and science education are encouraged to apply.

2017-18 teacher shortage areas announced
Each year, the U.S. Department of Education designates teacher shortage areas. This federal designation may qualify borrowers for deferment or forgiveness of outstanding Federal Family Education Loans, Federal Stafford Loans or Federal Perkins Loans. Qualification depends on the type of loan and the date issued.

Reminder: 6th grade vaccination requirements
Please remember that the Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis) and MCV4 (Meningococcal ACYW) vaccines are required for entry into the 6th grade.

Dyslexia Handbook for Teachers and Parents updated
An updated version of the Dyslexia Handbook for Teachers and Parents in South Dakota is now available on the Department of Education website.

Upcoming Events

Sept. 13 Youth Mental Health First Aid
Sept. 18 SD Board of Education Standards Meeting
Sept. 24-26 SD Indian Education Summit, Pierre

View complete list of events at GoSignMeUp.com