• 2019 SD Teacher of the Year nominees
  • Oct. is Dyslexia Awareness Month
  • Systems Change Conference and Teacher of the Year Banquet. Oct. 17-19, 2018, Sioux Falls.
  • Congratulations, South Dakota 2018 National Blue Ribbon Schools


South Dakota ACT scores remain steady, above national average
South Dakota’s average ACT composite score is up slightly from 2017 and remains above the national average. South Dakota’s average ACT score for 2018 was 21.9, compared to the national average of 20.8 and last year’s statewide average of 21.8.

South Dakota educator receives JAG National Educational Leadership Award
Wagner Community Schools Superintendent Linda Foos has been awarded the National Educational Leadership Award from Jobs for America’s Graduates.

Technical institute enrollment up
At its meeting earlier today, the state Board of Technical Education heard a report on enrollment at the state’s four technical institutes. Enrollment is up since last year, from 6,652 to 6,825, a 2.6 percent increase.

South Dakota receives grant to support mental health services in schools
The South Dakota Department of Education has been awarded an $8.7 million Project AWARE grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

Board holds public hearings on proposed content standards
The South Dakota Board of Education Standards held the first of four public hearings on academic content standards in world language and school library earlier today.