Reduced federal grant allocations partially restored
Districts that were notified back in October of a reduction to their school year 2011-12 ESEA Title I Part A, ESEA Title II Part A and IDEA Part B Section 611 grant allocations can expect to see some of the cut funds returned to their allocation. >>> LEARN MORE.

More information on Personal Finance Standards released
Personal Finance Standards were adopted by the South Dakota Board of Education in July 2011.


February is National Career and Technical Education Month
It's Career and Technical Education Month across the country, and to help celebrate, Governor Daugaard has proclaimed Tuesday, Feb. 7, as Career and Technical Student Organization Day in South Dakota.


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Support network offered for new teachers

The Teacher to Teacher Support Network, or TTSN, is an online platform intended to serve as a community of practice and provide instructional support, supplemental to local efforts, for teachers throughout the state and in particular to first-year teachers.

TTSN is accepting names of first and second year teachers for the online mentoring program until Feb. 10. Mentee teachers must be in their first or second year of teaching in a South Dakota school. The mentee teacher will be matched with an online mentor, an accomplished South Dakota teacher who has either completed a series of e-mentoring courses or are currently enrolled in the e-mentor course series. The mentee will communicate with his or her mentor on a weekly basis while focusing on the mentee’s learning goals. Upon successful completion of program requirements, each mentee teacher will receive a stipend and graduate credit.

If you have a first or second year teacher in your district interested in the program, please direct them to the Mentor Program Interest Survey.

For more information, click here or contact Lanette Johnston.