T.F. Riggs High School Principal Kevin Mutchelknaus, Pierre, talks about his school’s experience with the National Career Readiness Certificate program.

Nov. 18-22 is American Education Week

American Education Week is a chance to celebrate public education! Thanks to all teachers, administrators, support staff and parents who play an essential role in educating our students.

2013 NAEP results announced

South Dakota’s fourth grade and eighth grade scores for math and reading on the National Assessment of Educational Progress have remained steady since the test was first administered in the state in 2002.

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South Dakota Board of Education to meet

The South Dakota Board of Education will meet Nov. 18 beginning at 10:30 a.m. (Central) in Pierre. The board will consider a proposed rule change related to SDAR 24:05:33:07.03.Cooperative educational service unit costs. The proposed change would allow a school district to pay certain costs incurred by a co-op, as a result of providing special education or special education and related services, from state and local dollars deposited into the district’s special education fund.

In addition, the board will hear an update from the Department of Education regarding proposed changes to the state’s accountability system, as DOE prepares to re-apply for its ESEA Flexibility Waiver.

A draft agenda is available on the board’s web page.