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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.”

Historical Supreme Court Reports 1879-1923 available online from State Library
The South Dakota State Library recently added a collection of historical Supreme Court Reports 1879-1923 to the library's digital collections site.

Five South Dakota teachers earn profession’s top honor
Five South Dakota classroom teachers are among the nearly 5,461 elementary and secondary school teachers nationwide to achieve National Board Certification in 2017.

Middle school math teacher in Harrisburg receives $25,000 Milken Educator Award
Carla Diede, a National Board Certified math teacher at Harrisburg South Middle School, is South Dakota’s newest recipient of a $25,000 award that Teacher magazine calls the “Oscar of Teaching.”

Upcoming Events

Jan. 22 2017-18 Program Improvement Meetings
Jan. 26 Board of Education Standards Meeting, Rapid City
Feb. 8-10 SD Council of Teachers of Mathematics/SD Science Teachers Association Annual Conference, Huron
March 5 CTE Western Region Exchange, Rapid City
March 13-14 South Dakota Special Education Conference, Sioux Falls

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