Legislature approves state training for Common Core & more
During the 2012 session, the Governor proposed and Legislature approved $8.4 million for training related to Common Core and other key areas.

Mathiesen presents on mass customized learning
South Dakota Board of Education member and TIE Director Dr. Julie Mathiesen presented on the topic of mass customized learning at the American Association of School Administratorsí National Conference on Education in Houston last month.

Preparing for the Dakota STEP
The 2012 Dakota STEP testing window beings on April 2 and will end April 20.

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ABCs of House Bill 1234
A comprehensive education package, HB 1234 received much debate during the 2012 legislative session. What exactly does the bill do?
Learn more.

2012 Legislature: Bills that impact your district
The main run of the 2012 legislative session is over. Click here for a summary of education-related bills.

K-12 Education funding summary for FY13
The Legislature has approved a budget with a 2.3 percent increase in the per-student allocation, as well as several one-time monies. Click here for a summary of funding-related bills.

Proposed accountability system relies on multiple indicators
South Dakota has applied for an ESEA Flexibility Waiver from the federal government. The waiver allows states and school districts flexibility from certain tenets of No Child Left Behind.

PRF database now open
The Personnel Record Form (PRF) database reopened on Wednesday, March 7. You can now use the database to update staffing information or run reports. It can also be used to identify staff who are qualified to teach an assignment.

Nominate your teachers for Dakota STEP work groups
While South Dakota is moving to a new state assessment in 2014-15, the state is still required to conduct an annual data review of the existing Dakota STEP.

ESA 5 provides anti-bullying training
ESA 5 is pleased to announce its newest training opportunity entitled, "Bullying, Cyber-bullying and 21st Century Citizenship."