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Reduced-cost dual credit program expanded
Beginning in the 2014-15 school year, select dual credit courses will be available to high school students in grades 11-12 at the rate of $40 per credit. This program has been expanded to include 11th and 12th grade students enrolled in any of South Dakota’s non-public, tribal and BIE schools.
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State Report Card release timeline announced
While there will not be English language arts or math assessment results in this year’s Report Card, other accountability data will be reported. Click here for schedule.

Update Personnel Record Form by June 13
The PRF database is open, and the deadline to make changes is June 13.

Board holds first public hearing on new physical education standards
The South Dakota Board of Education held the first of four public hearings on proposed K-12 physical education standards at its March meeting.

Registration now open for Learning Power Advanced Placement courses
Learning Power courses are intended for students in small rural high schools where face-to-face AP courses are not available.

Statewide Education Conference scheduled for June 2-3 in Pierre
The Department of Education invites you to attend.

Check status of waivers to administrative rule
This is a reminder that your school district may have a waiver from administrative rule that expires June 30.

First statewide JAG Student Leadership Conference held in Wagner
Winners of employability skills, public speaking and poster contests have the opportunity to attend the Student Leadership Academy in Washington, D.C., next fall.

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