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August02

LETC passes Sentinel rules

Members of the Law Enforcement Training Commission approved rules for school districts planning to implement the school Sentinel program today (Aug. 2) with one minor adjustment, which was proposed by ASBSD Executive Director Dr. Wade Pogany.   The Sentinel bill – introduced as House Bill 1087 – was passed by the legislature and signed by
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August02

Weekly Links

Each week we’ll post links to news stories on K-12 education from the state’s various media outlets.   Aberdeen American News: Column on Common Core questions   Argus Leader: State assessment report card released   KEVN: Highlighting West River schools’ assessment report card performances   Aberdeen American News: Schools review assessment report card   Aberdeen
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August01

Kaufman set to join ASBSD

ASBSD is pleased to announce the addition of Gerry Kaufman to our team.     Kaufman    Gerry will join the association in September as the Director of Policy and Legal Services.   “Gerry’s passion for and experience with school law make him a valuable asset for our members,” Executive Director Wade Pogany said. “He’s
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July31

Committee concludes latest work

Members of the legislative interim study committee charged with examining school funding wrapped up their third session yesterday (Tuesday), concluding their look at technology’s role in education and the programs aimed at helping students graduate.   “We’re not changing education,” Rep. Kathy Tyler said about the different options available to educators. “We’re adding more tools.”
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July30

Funding committee talks technology

Members of the legislative interim committee charged with examining school funding met today (Monday) in Pierre with an agenda packed with presentations on technology’s impact on instruction.   In addition to studying technology’s relation to teaching, the committee has been asked to look at how the school funding formula affects a district’s decision to seek
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July29

School funding committee continues study

Exploration of school funding in South Dakota continues today as the legislative interim committee on school funding reconvenes this afternoon (Monday) and continues tomorrow.   “There was productive conversation, which laid a good foundation for the study last month and we look for that to continue at these meetings,” ASBSD Executive Director Wade Pogany said.
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July29

Common Core website launched

Need information on Common Core?   There’s now a website filled with it: www.commoncore.sd.gov.   The website comes from a collaborative effort between five South Dakota education groups – ASBSD, South Dakota DOE, SASD, SDEA and the Board of Regents – promoting the merits of Common Core.   On the site you’ll find sections devoted
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July26

Weekly Links

Each week we’ll post links to news stories on K-12 education from the state’s various media outlets.   Aberdeen American News: Aberdeen Elementary addition named in in honor of Alm   Pierre Capital Journal: New accountability system set for debut   Pierre Capital Journal: Editorial on the Sentinel program   Argus Leader: State’s reserve rises
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July26

Joint Convention (Aug. 8-9): Still time to register!

ASBSD & SASD Joint Convention is less than two weeks away, which leaves plenty of time to register and join over 400 educators at the Sioux Falls Convention Center on August 8 and 9 for a variety of learning opportunities.   Thursday will be headlined by Tom Vander Ark’s keynote speech covering mass customized learning and Friday
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July25

ASBSD President’s Retreat (Aug. 23-24)

Another school year is set to arrive and to help prepare you for the upcoming trials and triumphs you’ll face as a school board president ASBSD invites you to set sail for our 2013 President’s Retreat.   Share ideas with, learn from and even compete against (in a matter of speaking) fellow board presidents from
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