Thoughts on Common Core
A column by Gov. Dennis Daugaard








Jan Martin, with the department’s Division of Assessment and Accountability, talks about this spring’s Field Test of the Smarter Balanced assessment



Legislative session under way
Click here for more information on bills DOE is tracking.



ELL student population growing Second story in a series on English Language Learners (ELLs) in South Dakota. Click here for more information.

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CTE Month all about ‘superheroes’

This month, students and teachers across our state and country are taking time to recognize "CTE Superheroes" who exemplify the value of career and technical education.

Jean Clark from Bridgewater-Emery advocates career development to her fellow teachers. Dave Reuland from Mitchell teaches auto classes that can help his students obtain industry certifications. And Todd County School District’s CTE programs go above and beyond traditional curriculum to promote students’ overall wellbeing. Though they don’t wear capes or fly, these teachers and districts are true heroes.

Look for information about more South Dakota heroes throughout the month. Click here to learn more.