Bullying and harassment:
Navigating troubled waters

What’s the connection between bullying and harassment under federal anti-discrimination laws? A letter issued by the U.S. Department of Education offers guidance for schools.

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Get answers to questions about Common Core
With the South Dakota Board of Education set to vote on possible adoption of the Common Core State Standards at the end of this month, we’ve put together a short Q & A to answer your most pressing questions. Or visit our Common Core webpage.
What constitutes time in school?
Snow days are just around the corner, prompting a flurry of calls regarding time required in a school term. Check out this new Q & A and review SDCL 13-26.

Changes to grad rate calculation on horizon
Effective with the 2010-11 school year, South Dakota is required by the U.S. Department of Education to report the four-year adjusted cohort graduation rate.

Common course numbering required by May 2011
The move to a consistent course numbering system for high school transcripts is well under way. Districts have until next spring to implement the common codes into Infinite Campus.

College Access Challenge funding renewed
South Dakota’s College Access Challenge grant was recently renewed. The grant is designed to help underrepresented K-12 students in their transition to postsecondary.

Bring a flu clinic to your school
It’s the season for flu vaccination. Read more if you’re interested in hosting a vaccination clinic at your school.


State Teacher of Year selected

Congratulations to Susan Turnipseed, Brookings School District, who was named the 2011 South Dakota Teacher of the Year! Read more.
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