• Grab A Book. Grow A Mind. www.ReadSD.com
  • 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.


Board of Education to hear principal effectiveness rules
After consulting with stakeholders throughout the last year, the Department of Education will propose changes to the current principal effectiveness rules for the Board of Education (Board of Education Standards as of July 1) to consider at its July 17 meeting.

DOE offering Foundational Reading trainings this summer
To support both the department’s reading goals and five-year plan on dyslexia, DOE is offering two reading trainings in Pierre this summer to support foundational reading skills in grades K-3 and to explore strategies to support struggling readers in grades 4-8.

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.

South Dakota receives Farm to School Grant
The South Dakota Department of Education has received a $24,158 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, as part of the Farm to School Grant Program, an effort to better connect school cafeterias and students with local farmers and ranchers and increase the amount of local foods served in schools.

Find Summer Food Service sites for youth with a text or toll-free call
Five Organizations across South Dakota are serving free meals to the state’s youth this summer as a part of the Summer Food Service Program and Seamless Summer Option.

Upcoming Events

July 31-Aug. 1 SD CTE Conference, Brookings
Aug. 2-3 Mentor Kick-Off for 1st Year Mentors & New Teachers, Various Locations
Aug. 7 New to Infinite Campus Training, Pierre
Aug. 8 Behavior Training for Educational Assistants, Sioux Falls
Aug. 9 Foundational Reading Skills Grades 4-8, Pierre

View complete list of events at GoSignMeUp.com