- Reduced federal grant allocations partially restored
- More information on Personal Finance Standards released
- February is National Career and Technical Education Month
Reduced federal grant allocations partially restored
Districts that were notified back in October of a reduction to their school year 2011-12 ESEA Title I Part A, ESEA Title II Part A and IDEA Part B Section 611 grant allocations can expect to see some of the cut funds returned to their allocation. In late December 2011, Congress restored most of the federal education program funding that was cut in late September. The revised allocations will be posted as they become available at http://doe.sd.gov/ofm/grantallocations.asp.
More information on Personal Finance Standards released
Personal Finance Standards were adopted by the South Dakota Board of Education in July 2011. Recently, a committee completed work on a set of disaggregated standards, which gives more information about what the students should know, understand and be able to do, as well as a list of key vocabulary words.
Click here to view the disaggregated standards, and please forward these on to your personal finance teacher(s). Contact Gerald Gramm with any questions.
February is National Career and Technical Education Month
Itís Career and Technical Education Month across the country, and to help celebrate, Governor Daugaard has proclaimed Tuesday, Feb. 7, as Career and Technical Student Organization Day in South Dakota. State officers from the CTSOs will be at the Capitol in Pierre that day to meet with their local legislators and discuss the importance of their organizations.
For more ideas on how to celebrate Career and Technical Education Month in your school, visit ACTEís website.