Schools recognized for commitment to health
Three South Dakota schools and one school district have been selected as winners of Governor Mike Rounds’ Healthy School Awards.

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Legislative preview 2010
What's on the docket for education bills during the 2010 Legislature? Standards for teachers, charter schools, and practical changes designed to make your life easier - to name a few. Get a preview of bills sponsored by the Department of Education.
Special pricing available on parent notification system
Districts can take advantage of special pricing negotiated with SchoolReach for its parent notification system.

American Indian students the focus of state's Race to the Top plan
South Dakota's Race to the Top proposal features an unprecedented effort to foster higher academic achievement among the state's American Indian students.

New grad requirements explained
The department has two resources to help schools understand the new minimum graduation requirements. Check out our Graduation Requirements Handbook and our updated Graduation Guidance for Students with Disabilities.

Grants available for out-of-school programs
Applications for 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants are now being accepted. The grant targets after-school and other programs that take place outside of regular school time.

School Height and Weight Report issued
The Department of Health's 2008-09 School Height and Weight Report was issued November 2009. Learn more.