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South DakotaThe state of South Dakota, through the South Dakota Department of Education (SD DOE) serves 172 school systems, 724 schools, and over 9300 educators to provide educational opportunities for over 123,700 public school students. SD DOE is continuing to move ahead with implementation of the Common Core standards for English and math; development of the Next Generation Science Standards; plans for a new accountability system; and groundwork for a new Longitudinal Data System. Recent legislation provides funding for the Investing in Teachers initiative which supports scholarships to attract individuals to critical teaching needs areas, provides bonuses to certain math and science teachers to build collaboration, along with bonuses to teachers based on student achievement, teacher leadership, or local market- based need.



S.D. lawmakers back more local control of education
S.D. lawmakers boost education, health care
Grants available for after-school learning

Governor to form Native American student advisory council

Sutton to Introduce Tuition Reimbursement Legislation for Rural Teachers

Teachers struggle to find instruments

Education spending rate down

Black Hills education group gets grant

South Dakota high school students on track to earn more than 4,000 reduced-cost dual credits

Low pay spells teacher shortage in South Dakota

Red Cloud school puts final touches on effort to preserve Lakota language

CEEDAR Center teams with South Dakota to better prepare educators to serve students with disabilities

Lawmakers back $2.2M extra for education

New law delays Common Core for other subjects

South Dakota Gives Small Districts New Option to Avoid Consolidation

Review recommends redesign of education leadership programs

South Dakota gets year extension on No Child Left Behind

Five Questions: South Dakota Indian summit targets educators