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Grant to Help Low-Income Students Take AP Tests

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Education is receiving more than $7,500 in an effort to help more low-income students take Advanced Placement exams. The Advanced Placement Test Fee Program aims to encourage historically underserved students to take the university-level tests and earn college credit for high school courses. The U.S....
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Stanley County Schools to Hold Open House Monday-New School Year Starts August 20

FORT PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Stanley County Schools will hold the annual open house as a new school year gets underway next week.  The open house will be Monday, August 18 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.  Stanley County Superintendent Dan Martin says the evening gives parents a chance to see their children’s classroom...
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South Dakota’s DPS Secretary Selected as CSG Toll Fellow

LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY – (DRG News) South Dakota’s Secretary for the Department of Public Safety-Trevor Jones-is one of almost 50 policymakers from across the country chosen as a Council of State Governments’ Henry Toll Fellow for the Class of 2014.  This year’s class is made up of people from 35 states and Puerto Rico.  35...
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First Lady’s Book Walk Draws Parents & Youngsters to Grounds Near Governor’s Mansion

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Monday night was an evening of reading, walking and snacks-as First Lady Linda Daugaard held the second annual book walk in Pierre. The event was set up for parents to bring their young children-ages junior kindergarten to second grade-to the grounds near the Governor’s Mansion-where kids enjoyed reading one...
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