South Dakota is one of 20 states selected as a Lead State Partner in the development of the Next Generation Science Standards, or NGSS.
Clean Diesel grants help to fund bus upgrades, purchases
A 4th round of funding through the South Dakota Clean Diesel Grant Program is now available. Funds may be used to purchase new school buses to replace older, high-emitting diesel models, and to equip in-use diesel buses with exhaust control retrofit devices.
Funding allows for continued education efforts in Indian Country
American Indian, underrepresented, and economically disadvantaged students from across South Dakota will continue to benefit in future years from more than $30 million in federal matching grants.
U.S. Ed recognizes National Blue Ribbon Schools
Three South Dakota schools – Avon Elementary, Hamlin Junior High and Sharon F. Delzer Elementary in Estelline – are among the 304 schools nationwide named as 2011 Blue Ribbon Schools.