Boy Reading Book at the Library

DOE Kicks Off Statewide Reading Challenge

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Department of Education is kicking off a statewide reading challenge as students prepare for summer break. Secretary of Education Dr. Melody Schopp says the Read South Dakota! Summer Reading Challenge is unique because it promotes students reading at their appropriate skill level, rather than focusing on reading...
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Young Girl Does Her Math Homework

Grant to Help SD Math and Science Instruction

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota public universities and some K-12 schools will use federal grants totaling nearly $300,000 for six projects aimed at improving math and science instruction in middle schools and high schools. University science, math and education faculty members will work with teachers and administrators from high-need school districts to develop...
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Cattle in Pasture

Forums Provide Ideas for SD Livestock Production

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state Agriculture Department says forums held around the state earlier this year have helped provide ideas for expanding livestock production in South Dakota. More than 1,500 farmers and ranchers attended the forums held by the Agriculture Department and the South Dakota State University Extension Service. State Agriculture Secretary Lucas...
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Obama Approves Disaster Declaration for Storm

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says his request for federal assistance to help with recovery efforts from a spring snow and ice storm last month has been approved. President Obama signed a Presidential Disaster Declaration for seven South Dakota counties Friday, making federal financial help available. It authorized the federal government to...
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