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Welcome to the Department of Education's press room. Here you will find the latest news relating to education in South Dakota. If you need background or statistics for a story or an expert to help interpret the information, contact Mary Stadick Smith, communications director, at (605) 773-7228.


April 23, 2019
Dakota Prairie Elementary in Brookings earns national recognition
The American School Counselor Association has announced Dakota Prairie Elementary in Brookings as a Recognized ASCA Model Program.
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April 3, 2019
State Library to host Scan Day events
The South Dakota State Library will host Scan Day events in three communities in April. At Scan Day events, digitization staff from the State Library bring scanning and photography equipment to a community and digitize personal photographs, documents and objects, free of charge.
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March 18, 2019
Board adopts new school library and world languages content standards
The South Dakota Board of Education Standards adopted new academic content standards in two subject areas at its meeting today.
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March 5, 2019
"Click and go" access to high-quality e-resources now available
South Dakota students, educators, researchers and others now have easy "click and go" access anywhere within state boundaries to high-quality electronic resources provided by the State Library to school and public libraries and all citizens statewide.
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Feb. 6, 2019
Students visit Pierre for CTSO Legislative Shadow Day
February is National Career and Technical Education Month. As part of the celebration, 43 student leaders came to Pierre Feb. 5-6, for the South Dakota Career and Technical Student Organizations’ Legislative Shadow Day.
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Jan. 31, 2019
Summer Food Service Program seeking sponsors to serve communities
In an effort to fend off hunger, the South Dakota Department of Education’s office of Child and Adult Nutrition Services is seeking sponsors for a federally-funded program that provides nutritious meals and snacks to children in low-income areas during the summer months.
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Jan. 2, 2019
Time to submit Notice of Intent to Apply for 21st CCLC grant funding
Now is the time for schools and other organizations interested in 21st Century Community Learning Centers, or 21st CCLC, grants to submit a Notice of Intent to Apply.
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