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January28

Tech Institute governance board bill passes comm.

The first legislative step in creating a governing board for postsecondary technical institutes was taken on Thursday (Jan. 26).   Senate Education committee members unanimously passed Senate Bill 65, which establishes the South Dakota Board of Technical Education and revises certain provisions for CTE and tech institutes.   “This is a very needed, positive and
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January26

Get your good news ready for The Good News Bulletin

Get your district’s good news ready!   ASBSD wants to hear what your board members, administrators, teachers, staff members, students and community members are proud of for the fourth edition of The Good News Bulletin.   Over the last three years more than 90 districts have submitted nearly 200 stories of student achievement, community engagement,
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January06

Meet the 2017 House Education committee

There will be plenty of fresh faces in room 413 of the Capitol Building when the House Education committee convenes for its meeting of the 2017 legislative session.   Only five of the 15 committee members served on House Ed. last year, with six of the 10 new committee members being freshmen legislators, as well.
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January06

Meet the 2017 Senate Education committee

Despite replacing five of members from last year’s Senate Education committee, the legislators prepped to review bills that will affect South Dakota schools are no strangers to education.   Sen. Jim Bolin will take the lead as Chair of the seven member committee, which is scheduled to meet on Tuesday and Thursday at 7:45 a.m.
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January02

Legislative resources for the 2017 session

The 2017 legislative session begins next week (Jan. 10) and ASBSD has you covered for coverage of the daily occurrences in the legislature.   Four ASBSD resources will help you keep up-to-date on the 92nd legislative session and informed about ASBSD Bill Tracker ASBSD Blog Legislative Session Documents List of Legislative Cracker Barrels ASBSD Bill Tracker provides
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December12

ASBSD’s legislative direction set at Delegate Assembly

Winter weather put the initial ASBSD Delegate Assembly date on hold and brought its blusteriness to the day again, but didn’t stop 70 delegates from setting the Association’s legislative direction for the 2017 session.   “ASBSD and school board members unite to form is a powerful grassroots advocacy network that helps lead public education forward
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October19

Fund your CTE program through a Workforce Ed. Grant

The Department of Education is now accepting applications for the 2017 Workforce Education Grants, which offer districts a chance to make transformative changes in their career and technical education programs.   Resources for the 2017 Workforce Education Grants are available on the Department of Education website and, in addition, DOE CTE staff will hold conference calls
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October19

EPSCoR grants available for STEM programs

South Dakota EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) is looking for innovators in the area of career and technical education who would like to create or improve a program facilitating the exploration of STEM disciplines by students.   EPSCoR was established by the National Science Foundation to strengthen research and education in STEM and
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May19

Read the Good News from our public schools

One of South Dakota’s best assets is our great education system.   From Kindergarten through 12th grade our kids demonstrate success in many different ways. Some are honored for their academic achievement, some for athletic or fine arts talents, while others for their involvement in clubs and organizations in their schools.     Our teachers,
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April13

CTE grant program accepting applications

In 2013, the South Dakota Legislature established the Workforce Education Fund, which designated up to $1.5 million to provide grants for Career & Technical Education (CTE) programs in secondary schools.   Workforce Education Grants provide South Dakota school districts the opportunity to make transformative change in CTE programs and increase the opportunities for students to access high
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