South Dakota

South Dakota lawmakers last week upheld Gov. Michael Rounds' veto of a bill that would have required the state to set up programs for children who are deaf or have impaired hearing.
April 7, 2010 – Education Week
Under South Dakota's proposal, partners would establish a year-round residential school, for grades 9-12 and two years of postsecondary education.
January 6, 2010 – Education Week
South Dakota officials created a professional-development and mentoring program that tries to build teachers’ confidence and content knowledge in math and encourages them to teach math in a different way.
October 29, 2008 – Education Week
Education funding got a 3 percent boost in South Dakota last week, with Gov. Michael Rounds’ March 17 signing of a $337 million school spending package—part of a state budget totaling $3.6 billion.
March 26, 2008 – Education Week
Gov. Rounds asked legislators to spend $3 million on classroom laptop computers for 4,600 students and 400 teachers in the next school year, under an existing program.
January 30, 2008 – Education Week
States are dealing with complications over funding, resistance from residents, and criticism that the plans may not save as much money as promised.
October 24, 2007 – Education Week
Educators are launching classroom initiatives to help overcome the impact of student turnover.
October 10, 2007 – Education Week
Lawmakers hiked the state’s formula aid for schools by $23.7 million, a 3.8 percent increase, for fiscal 2008.
June 13, 2007 – Education Week

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