Hear Secretary Schopp and MetaMetrics President Malbert Smith discuss summer reading loss on SDPB's Dakota Midday


State increases bandwidth to more than 150 schools

The South Dakota Bureau of Information and Telecommunications (BIT), in partnership with the Department of Education, is working throughout the summer to increase bandwidth to 159 school sites across the state, impacting 122 school districts. Click here for more information.



Moore named interim director of Indian education for the state

Keith Moore of Sioux Falls has been named the interim director of Indian education for the South Dakota Department of Education.



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Smarter Balanced releases practice tests
Teachers, parents and students across the country can now access online practice tests aligned to the Common Core State Standards.

Course to help educators understand, use data to guide instructional decisions
A new course offered by the Department of Education and the University of South Dakota has received great response and is full for its first summer.

Some waivers from administrative rule expire June 30
This is a reminder that your school district may have a waiver from administrative rule that expires June 30, 2013.

Certification fees to increase; accreditation change moves to public hearing
The Board of Education approved an increase in certification fees (see below), which will take effect July 1, 2015.

Consolidated Application is open
Please note that there have been significant changes made to the system this year changes designed to make the system easier to use.



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