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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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Two grant programs available for schools

The South Dakota Department of Education is now accepting applications for two grant programs, which were appropriated $500,000 by the legislature.   House Bill 1164 appropriated one-time funds for the Classroom Innovation grant program and House Bill 1185, which was the general funding bill, included one-time dollars for the Technology Infrastructure Upgrade grant program.   …

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News and notes

Critical needs scholarship returns   Senate Bill 233 brings back a familiar piece of legislation from last year. The bill is looking to establish the critical needs teaching scholarship program, which was one of the lone bright spots from last year’s controversial education reform plan, House Bill 1234.   Senate Education committee members will have …

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Quick hits from committees

Scholarship program bill moves on   Senate Education committee members gave unanimous approval at this morning’s committee meeting to a bill resurrecting a piece of last year’s controversial education reform, House Bill 1234.   Senate Bill 233 would establish the critical needs teaching scholarship program for student’s looking to enter the teaching profession in a …

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