The South Dakota Board of Education is in the middle of the hearing process for proposed education standards having completed two of four required hearings.
The Sioux Falls Argus-Leader reports that the South Dakota Board of Education plans to review the Common Core State Standards.
The South Dakota House of Representatives narrowly rejected HCR 1008. This is unbelievable. All this bill did was to urge the South Dakota Board of Education to refrain from expanding the Common Core State Standards or any other multi-state standards (like the Next Generation Science Standards) into the state. It did not direct the board […]
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 […]