Young Girl Does Her Math Homework

Math Test for Aspiring South Dakota Teachers Proving to be Hard

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Almost half of aspiring math teachers in South Dakota are flunking a required certification exam, and education leaders are pondering whether the test is too hard.  South Dakota public school teachers must pass certification exams to teach, including content-specific tests for particular subjects, such as math.  The abysmal...
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Smith Talks About New Invasive Species Rules

MOBRIDGE, SD- (DRG News) Earlier today, we talked to Mike Smith, AIS Program Coordinator with the South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks, about the new invasive species rules being put in place. Smith talk about some of the new rules and what they mean.   He also spoke about why these invasive species are...
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Patrick F. Duffy

Crow Creek BIA Superintendent Stabbed

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The Bureau of Indian Affairs superintendent on the Crow Creek Indian Reservation has been stabbed.  Former tribal chairman Brandon Sazue says superintendent Patrick F. Duffy was attacked Wednesday at BIA headquarters in Fort Thompson.  Duffy, who lives in Fort Pierre, was eventually taken to Sanford Hospital in Sioux...
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Rapid City School District Opts Out on State Property Tax Freeze

  RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – The Rapid City School Board has approved a five-year, $6 million opt out of the state property tax freeze.  Board President Jim Hansen says the group understands that the move will put a burden on some homeowners. But he says the additional revenue is needed to address budget...
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