south dakota
Public Education
South Dakota teacher resigns after inviting a registered sex offender to 1st grade classroom

A South Dakota school board accepted the resignation of a 1st grade teacher who let a registered sex offender speak to the class. During a special meeting Wednesday, the Elkton… Read More

May 7, 2024
Bill allowing concealed carry-on school grounds advances in South Dakota Senate

A South Dakota Senate committee approved a school safety bill that would permit the concealed carry of firearms on school grounds under certain conditions. Sponsored by Sen. Brent Hoffman,… Read More

February 16, 2024
Public Education
Ninety approved for South Dakota Teacher Apprenticeship Pathway

(The Center Square) – A pilot program designed to help address South Dakota’s teacher shortage launches with over 90 participants in the upcoming 2023-2024 school year, Gov. Kristi Noem said… Read More

July 11, 2023
Opinion, Public Education
South Dakota database reveals the bad apples among teachers

A database of teacher’s license application denials, suspensions and revocations in South Dakota reveals surprising details parents and school administrators need to know. The database,… Read More

February 21, 2023
Public Education
Committee defers bill that would have made South Dakota school lunches free

(The Center Square) – A bill that would provide free school lunches to South Dakota public school students was deferred by lawmakers on the House Education Committee Monday. Read More

February 14, 2023
Noem signs bill banning gender transition surgery for minors

(The Center Square) – Gov. Kristi Noem signed a bill Monday banning gender transition surgeries and treatments for minors. Physicians could lose their licenses for violating House Bill 1080, which… Read More

February 14, 2023
Public Education
South Dakota teachers leaving profession in ‘exasperation,’ says DOE Secretary

(The Center Square) – South Dakota is experiencing a teacher shortage as some leave the profession, Department of Education Secretary Joe Graves told the Joint Appropriations Committee on Wednesday. “We’ve… Read More

January 26, 2023
Public Education
South Dakota Dept. of Education report finds decline in student performance

(The Center Square) – Student performance has declined in South Dakota since the COVID-19 pandemic, a state Department of Education report found. State assessments revealed drops in proficiency across various… Read More

December 6, 2022
Public Education
South Dakota’s school report card shows drop in attendance

(The Center Square) – The South Dakota Department of Education’s 2021-2022 school report card shows a drop in attendance from prior years while graduation rates… Read More

October 14, 2022
Public Education
Gov. Kristi Noem wants the federal government to stay out of local schools

As governor of South Dakota, Kristi Noem is doing her best to keep the government – especially the federal government – out of schools. In an address at… Read More

August 9, 2022
Public Education
Op-Ed: Teacher union bosses’ monopoly powers are putting South Dakota schools at risk

(The Center Square) – Today, more than 30 states have laws on the books empowering government union bosses to speak for all employees in a unionized school, even those who… Read More

March 15, 2022