The Board of Education recognized two Project Lead the Way programs at its meeting last month. Congratulations to Canton and Sioux Falls for earning PLTW certification!
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Preparing for new laws to take effect
When July 1 arrives, several new laws will impact South Dakota school districts. The new regulations span a variety of topics, from student-athletes and concussions, to homeschool exemption and capital outlay funds. Get a quick review here.
AYP determinations: Late July is target date
The TENTATIVE timeline for release of 2010-11 adequate yearly progress determinations remains on target for late July. Be aware of important dates.

Improving student achievement:
i3 grants support innovative approaches

School districts across the country may apply for $150 million worth of Investing in Innovation, or i3, grants, offered by the U.S. Department of Education.

Check your district’s waiver status now
Districts are reminded to review the status of any current waivers from administrative rule that they may have, and to make necessary application.

Bullying resource targets students, parents and schools
Fifty-two percent of students in grades 9-12 report that they have been bullied at least once. An online resource available from the federal government provides information for students, parents and educators regarding this important topic.