The Sioux Falls Argus-Leader reports that the South Dakota Board of Education plans to review the Common Core State Standards.
The Rapid City Journal had an article on Sunday on the upcoming battle over the Common Core State Standards in South Dakota. The first line was music to my ears. “State Education Secretary Melody Schopp expects to spend much of the upcoming South Dakota legislative session defending the Common Core standards…” Good, keep her busy. […]
A mother whose child attended school in the Tri Valley School District in Colton, SD asked her school district about opting out of the Smarter Balanced Assessment. Her school district contacted the South Dakota Department of Education regarding her request. Below is the response from South Dakota Secretary of Education Dr. Melody Schopp. In a […]
I participated in a forum last week in Sioux Falls, SD. Questions were complied for two months prior and the panelists were given the questions (summarized) a couple of days prior to the event. Unfortunately since forum was not moderated and rules put in place regarding time limits South Dakota Education Secretary Melody Schopp and […]
At a Common Core forum I participated in on Tuesday in Sioux Falls, SD, State Senator Phyllis Heineman (R-Sioux Falls), said that the South Dakota Legislature “never set content standards.” She noted that has always been up to the State Board of Education. She said that was done to keep politics out of standards. That’s […]
There will be a Common Core forum in Sioux Falls, SD on Tuesday, September 17. A Common Core discussion will be held during the Siouxland Republican Monthly Business Meeting from 7:00p – 8:30p. It will be held at the Good Samaritan Society, Jerstad Retreat Center (4800 W 57th St. Sioux Falls). Panelists include: In favor […]