DOEís Director of Assessment and Accountability discusses Growth Model Work Group progress

USDA proposes nutrition rules for foods sold in schools; submit comments now
The U.S. Department of Agricultureís proposed rule on nutrition standards for all foods sold in school was published in the Federal Register earlier this month. Click here to view the proposed rule. Public comments are due before April 9.

Application deadline for CTE program approval approaching
Applications are now being accepted to become an approved Career & Technical Education program in school year 2013-14. The deadline to submit an application is March 8. Each program seeking approval must apply. Click here for more information.

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Time to start planning for District Teacher of the Year awards

Itís almost springtime, and that means it will soon be time to select your districtís next Teacher of the Year. If you havenít already begun, now is the time to start seeking nominations for this prestigious honor.

A school district can determine its own method for selecting an award winner, but nomination forms should be made available to teachers, parents, students, school support professionals and the general public through multiple avenues and formats.

All district-level Teachers of the Year will be considered at the regional level, and ultimately, one of the six regional finalists will become South Dakotaís 2014 Teacher of the Year. In order to be considered for the regional Teacher of the Year award, your districtís honoree must have his or her application on file with your respective Education Service Agency by its designated deadline.

For more information, including frequently asked questions, a nomination form, sample guidelines, and a timeline for selection, visit the Teacher of the Year webpage. For further assistance, contact Lanette Johnston at the Department of Education.