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Common Core complaints are firmly in mind as state’s K-12 science standards face changes

July 18, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE – The state Board of Education will hold its meeting Monday morning at the State Library in a room large enough for a bigger crowd than what was typically seen before Common Core standards for math and language arts became such a hot politic…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

New law delays Common Core for other subjects

March 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a bill that would delay adoption of Common Core standards for any other subjects.

The new law also requires officials to provide an opportunity for public comment for all new content s…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

New law delays Common Core for other subjects

March 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a bill that would delay adoption of Common Core standards for any other subjects.

The new law also requires officials to provide an opportunity for public comment for all new content s…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Anti-Common Core efforts fail in Legislature

February 25, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — The last battles in the Legislature over Common Core ended in victory Tuesday for supporters of the new academic standards for math and English language.

The House of Representatives voted 45-24 against an anti-Common Core resolu…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD panel declines study of Common Core

February 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — The South Dakota House Education Committee has killed a bill to study the economic impact of the controversial Common Core standards.

Committee members voted 8-5 against the bill.

Gov. Dennis Daugaard has already expressed sup…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

DAUGAARD: Thoughts on Common Core

February 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

Even before the legislative session began, South Dakotans were talking about Common Core. Last year, after a few media outlets released [[{“type”:”media”,”view_mode”:”media_preview”,”fid”:”512385″,”attributes”:{“alt”:”",”class”:”media-image”,”height”…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD governor supports aim of Common Core standards

February 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he believes the Common Core educational standards will help improve student achievement levels.

A number of measures have been introduced in the South Dakota Legislature seeking to repeal th…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SNEDEKER: Common Core standards emphasize importance of critical thinking

February 6, 2014 in Uncategorized

Critical thinking.

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Rounds, other former governors defend Common Core

February 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Northern Plains News

Former South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds and several other former governors continue to support Common Core educational benchmarks that they helped develop.

The Bipartisan Policy Center’s Governors’ Council includes seven fo…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Group wants to stop Common Core, restore state tests

February 3, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — The intense struggles under way in the Legislature this winter are about something more than just the new Common Core national standards for math and English-language arts in South Dakota’s public schools.

This fight is about who’s …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com