Education professor says student learning objectives will be good for students
Click here for a recent editorial in the Aberdeen American News.




Gov. Daugaard visits Manufacturing Academy in Yankton



Preliminary Report Card available soon within SD-STARS for district review



Learn about the 20 Minutes, 24/7 reading pledge and how to use Lexile scores to help students find books that are both engaging and challenging.

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Educators wanted to help set Smarter Balanced achievement level descriptors
This is a critical opportunity to collect input from a diverse group of participants and establish consistent measures of progress.

Districts report positive experiences with Smarter Balanced Field Test
More than 350 educators responded to a survey about their schools’ experiences administering the field test this spring.

Thousands of South Dakota teachers begin summer training on student learning objectives
Teachers are learning about SLOs as districts prepare for new educator effectiveness systems.

Special education reports now available online
Information regarding school districts’ performance on improving the educational outcomes of students with disabilities is now available online.

Grant funding available for school libraries
The Innovative Approaches to Literacy grant application for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 school years has been announced and is due by July 17.

School personnel invited to attend 2014 Homeland Security Conference
This conference will provide information about emerging threats and emergency response planning for school personnel, emergency management, law enforcement and others.

Teacher shortage areas designated for 2014-15
The U.S. Department of Education has designated teacher shortage areas in South Dakota for the 2014-15 school year.

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