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Welcome to the Department of Education's press room. Here you will find the latest news relating to education in South Dakota. If you need background or statistics for a story or an expert to help interpret the information, contact Mary Stadick Smith, communications director, at (605) 773-7228.
Feb. 12 2016
Pierre celebrates CTSO Legislative Shadow Day
February is National Career and Technical Education Month. As part of the celebration, nearly 40 student leaders came to Pierre Feb. 10-11, for the South Dakota Career and Technical Student Organizations' Legislative Shadow Day.
Feb. 10, 2016
Department of Education seeking individuals to serve on standards work groups
Beginning this summer, South Dakota will review standards in several content areas, including math, English language arts, and several career and technical education career clusters.
Jan. 28, 2016
Establish a Summer Food Service Program in your community
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.
Jan. 26, 2016
Two South Dakota technical institutes named among top 150 in the country
The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program today again named Lake Area Technical Institute and Mitchell Technical Institute among the nation's top 150 community colleges.
Jan. 19, 2016
Eight South Dakota public libraries have been accredited by the State Library in 2016.
They will be honored in front of lawmakers, library colleagues and community members at the Capitol rotunda Jan. 20, at 3:30 pm CST.
Jan. 7, 2016
Board approves program expansion at Southeast Technical Institute
The South Dakota Board of Education has approved a program expansion in the area of diesel technology at Southeast Technical Institute in Sioux Falls.
Jan. 5, 2016
21st CCLC grant applications now available
Applications for the next round of 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants are now available online.