Innovation and Technology grants at a glance
Read more about the Classroom Innovation Grants.

South Dakota School Wellness Policy Summit scheduled for June 6
Studies show that healthy eating and adequate physical activity improve students’ academic performance. A Wellness Policy Summit will be held June 6 in Chamberlain. Registration is required, and lunch and mileage will be paid for a team of up to three people from each district. One of the members must be an administrator or school board member. Click here for more information.

Board of Education to meet May 20 in Rapid City
The South Dakota Board of Education has a regularly scheduled meeting on the calendar for Monday, May 20, at Western Dakota Tech in Rapid City. More details, including a complete agenda, will be posted on the Board of Education website as the meeting date draws closer.

National Teacher Day is May 7
National Teacher Day is Tuesday, May 7, this year. Please make sure to thank your teachers for all the hard work they do.

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Teacher Effectiveness Pilot schools being sought
The South Dakota Department of Education is now accepting applications for schools to join the 2013-14 Teacher Effectiveness Pilot Project

Summer Reading Challenge promotes reading at the right level
The South Dakota Department of Education is launching Read! SD, a reading challenge aimed at curbing summer learning loss.

Common Core shifts can help teachers outline instruction
South Dakota’s new content standards feature six major shifts for math, and six for English language arts. These shifts are the center upon which the standards are based, and highlight the differences between the old and new standards.

Remedial coursework available at no cost to students; webinar May 6
Online remedial coursework will be available at no cost to eligible high school seniors who complete the program during the 2013-14 school year timeframes.

2013-14 Learning Power AP Courses
Learning Power AP courses will continue to be available to school districts at no-cost, including exam fees, for the 2013-14 school year through the E-Learning center at Northern State University.

School library survey closes this month
Last month, the South Dakota State Library opened the annual school library survey to collect data for the 2012-13 school year.

Nominate Driver of the Year, recognize long-time drivers
The South Dakota School Transportation Association is seeking nominations for Bus Driver of the Year.