Legislative session winding down
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Vermillion Middle School project finalist in Samsung competition
Students are studying how Asian carp threaten native fish species in the Missouri River and raising community awareness.
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Yankton students take stand against bullying
Webster Elementary students created a music video to spread their anti-bullying message.





Dan Guericke and James Cutshaw discuss SD Innovation Lab schools, where projects guide learning. SDIL is a partnership of the Mid Central Educational Cooperative, Sanford Research and the PAST Foundation.

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Q & A answers parents’ questions about Smarter Balanced
This Q & A is intended as a quick reference for answering parent questions about the upcoming Smarter Balanced Field Test.

Serving English language learners in rural and urban settings
This is the final installment in a series on ELLs in South Dakota. Read about programming in the Huron and Sioux Falls School Districts.

Getting up to speed on Student Learning Objectives
Spring trainings target administrators; summer events target teachers.

Reminder: Aspiring School Leaders Retreat in April
Applications for potential nominees due March 14.

Wolsey-Wessington to implement problem-based learning
A week-long Forensics in the Classroom program is helping students and teachers in one district prepare for problem-based learning.

2013 South Dakota School Library Data Digest now available
The Data Digest is a snapshot of the latest things happening in South Dakota school libraries.

March is National Nutrition Month
• USDA study links nutrition education to healthy eating
• Making school fundraisers work with new nutrition standards

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