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SD Department of Education January 2015  
 
 
Grants available to fund after school programs; peer reviewers needed

Applications for the next round of 21st Century Community Learning Center, or 21st CCLC, grants are now available. The centers provide students with academic enrichment opportunities and activities designed to complement regular school instruction. Click here for more information.

The South Dakota Department of Education is also seeking proposals from qualified individuals to become peer reviewers for these competitive grant applications.

The peer review process is used to ensure qualified proposals are selected for funding. The deadline to apply to become a peer reviewer is Feb. 11. All selected reviewers will be required to attend an on-site training in Pierre on March 25.

Individuals of diverse expertise, geographic location, gender, racial and ethnic representation are encouraged to apply. Examples of potential applicants include (but are not limited to) the following:

• Experts in extended learning and out-of-school time practices
• Teachers, principals
• Youth development experts and practitioners
• Community and youth service providers
• Representatives of faith-based organizations
• Private-sector individuals involved in education
• Local and civic leaders
• Representatives from foundations and other charitable organizations
• College and university staff

Click here for 2015 Peer Reviewer Documents, including an application and scoring rubric.

For more information, contact Sue Burgard, South Dakota Department of Education, at (605) 773-5238.

 
     
 

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