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Applications available for statewide mentoring program
The statewide mentoring program provides a first-year teacher access to a mentor teacher for a period of two years. Applications for new mentors are due May 1, and applications for new teachers are due June 15. Late hires will also have an opportunity to participate.

NCRC policy established
The Department of Education has worked with the Department of Labor and Regulation to establish policies and procedures concerning the promotion, administration and management of the National Career Readiness Certificate. The NCRC is a way for students to show prospective employers that they possess skills required in the workplace.

Consider starting a Summer Food Service Program in your community
In an effort to fend off hunger, the South Dakota Department of Education’s office of Child and Adult Nutrition Services is seeking sponsors for a federally-funded program that provides nutritious meals and snacks to children in low-income areas during the summer months.

U.S. Department of Education approves South Dakota’s ESSA plan
“South Dakota’s plan reflects the state goal of ensuring that every student is provided the opportunity to be successful after high school,” said Secretary of Education Don Kirkegaard. “While we have set rigorous expectations, the plan also recognizes that there are many ways to prepare students for success in postsecondary, careers and life. South Dakota aims to provide flexibility for local school districts in working with their students, while still ensuring high expectations and accountability for all.”

Upcoming Events

March 19 SD Board of Education Standards Meeting, Pierre
March 24 School Library EdCamp, Spearfish and Sioux Falls
SD Early Childhood Education Conference, Spearfish
April 15-17 TIE Conference, Sioux Falls

View complete list of events at GoSignMeUp.com