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Measure would hold back SD kids struggling in reading

January 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — A state lawmaker from Perkins County wants to require that first- and second-grade students show they are proficient at reading before they can advance to the next grade.

“I brought the bill at the request of my school board in Eagle …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Measure would hold back SD kids struggling in reading

January 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — A state lawmaker from Perkins County wants to require that first- and second-grade students show they are proficient at reading before they can advance to the next grade.

“I brought the bill at the request of my school board in Eagle …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

COLUMN: SD school administrators support Common Core

December 30, 2013 in Uncategorized

My name is Rob Monson, and I am the executive director of School Administrators of South Dakota. We know there has been much discussion and there will continue to be discussion about the Common Core State Standards that are being implemented across n…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

University of North Dakota’s radon problem: Campus apartment residents say they weren’t told of high radon levels

December 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — Days before Christmas, University of North Dakota student Barbara Olds and her family face a difficult decision.
Earlier this month, the university confirmed her campus apartment had elevated radon levels. Ever since, she’s been un…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

University of North Dakota’s radon problem: Campus apartment residents say they weren’t told of high radon levels

December 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS — Days before Christmas, University of North Dakota student Barbara Olds and her family face a difficult decision.
Earlier this month, the university confirmed her campus apartment had elevated radon levels. Ever since, she’s been un…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

OPINION: SD educators find common ground on Common Core

November 29, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Luann Lindskov, Donna DeKraai, Mindy Foltz, Sonya Fossum and Tammy Jo Schlechter

South Dakota 2014 regional teachers of the year

As South Dakota’s 2014 regional teachers of the year, we have dedicated our lives to providing students with l…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

OPINION: SD educators find common ground on Common Core

November 29, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Luann Lindskov, Donna DeKraai, Mindy Foltz, Sonya Fossum and Tammy Jo Schlechter

South Dakota 2014 regional teachers of the year

As South Dakota’s 2014 regional teachers of the year, we have dedicated our lives to providing students with l…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Educators speak in support of Common Core

November 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

Thanks to the newly implemented Common Core State Standards, the days of using a No. 2 pencil to fill out standardized, multiple-choice tests every spring are ending.

Those tests will now be done on computers, with some short-answer and other type…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Educators speak in support of Common Core

November 20, 2013 in Uncategorized

Thanks to the newly implemented Common Core State Standards, the days of using a No. 2 pencil to fill out standardized, multiple-choice tests every spring are ending.

Those tests will now be done on computers, with some short-answer and other type…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

State ed officials backing off teacher, principal evaulation process

November 18, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Bob Mercer

Capitol Correspondent

PIERRE — The state Board of Education received news Monday that some members didn’t like.

Top officials from the state Department of Education want to change direction on the system they use for measur…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com