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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.
Aug. 26, 2015
South Dakota’s ACT score steady, above the nation
According to data released earlier today, South Dakota’s average composite
ACT score is above the national average.
Aug. 24, 2015
Board approves new and expanded programs at Western Dakota Tech
The South Dakota Board of Education has approved program expansions and a new program at Western Dakota Technical Institute in Rapid City in the areas of cybersecurity, medical laboratory technician and dental assisting.
Aug. 24, 2015
Board adopts new content standards in social studies
The South Dakota Board of Education adopted new content standards in social studies earlier today.
July 29, 2015
Education department announces guidelines for 2015-16 free or reduced school meal programs
Child and Adult Nutrition Services in the South Dakota Department of Education announces the policy for free milk or free and reduced price meals.
July 15, 2015
South Dakota students elected to CTSO national officer positions
Three South Dakota students have recently been elected national officers of two Career and Technical Student Organizations.
June 15, 2015
Free meals available to youth - Search for food service sites online
Organizations across South Dakota are serving free meals to the state’s youth this summer, as part of the Summer Food Service Program.
June 4, 2015
Seven afterschool programs funded through grant
A total of seven 21st Century Community Learning Center grants have been awarded to provide funding for academic enrichment opportunities for students.
June 4, 2015
Special education reports now available online
Information regarding school districts’ performance on improving the educational outcomes of students with disabilities is now available online.
May 28, 2015
Libraries recognized as 21st Century School Libraries
Eighteen school libraries have received the 21st Century School Library Award for 2015.
May 18, 2015
Board adopts new standards in three content areas
The South Dakota Board of Education adopted new content standards in science, fine arts and educational technology earlier today.
May 18, 2015
New regional CTE facility in Aberdeen to open in fall 2015
Today the South Dakota Board of Education heard an update on construction and toured the Aberdeen Technical Education Center, a new regional career and technical education facility in Aberdeen, located on the campus of Central High School.
May 7, 2015
2015 Summer Reading Challenge kicks off
The South Dakota Department of Education is launching its annual awareness campaign titled Read! SD.
March 16, 2015
Board adopts technical institute tuition and fees for 2015-16
State tuition and fees at South Dakota's four technical institutes will rise slightly, to $145 per credit, for the 2015-16 academic year.
Jan. 29, 2015
Summer Food Service Program seeking sponsors and sites
The South Dakota Department of Education's office of Child and Adult Nutrition Services is seeking sponsors and sites for the Summer Food Service Program.
Jan. 27, 2015
South Dakota public libraries receive accreditation
Twelve South Dakota public libraries were accredited by the South Dakota State Library in 2015, under a tiered accreditation system.
Jan. 21, 2015
Two South Dakota teachers earn profession's top honor
Two South Dakota classroom teachers are among the nearly 4,160 elementary and secondary school teachers nationwide to achieve National Board Certification in 2014.
Jan. 7, 2015
Grants available to fund after-school programs
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.