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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Common Core training offered to principals

Elementary and secondary principals can attend Common Core training in Rapid City or Aberdeen this month. Principals play a vital role in implementation of the Common Core State Standards. These workshops will provide practical, hands-on experiences to help principals better understand what higher-order instruction and assessment should look like in the classroom. The workshops will assist principals in putting all the pieces together: the Common Core State Standards, the South Dakota Teaching Standards (Danielson Framework) and the Teachscape evaluation system. Find more information in the Upcoming Events section.