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Cultural Heritage Center to participate in 13th annual Museum Day Live! event
On Saturday, Sept. 23, all visitors to the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre will be welcomed free of charge courtesy of Smithsonian Magazine during the Museum Day Live! program.

2017 South Dakota Report Card to be released
At its meeting earlier today, the South Dakota Board of Education Standards heard state-level results from the 2017 Report Card.

Board holds first public hearing on proposed content standards
The South Dakota Board of Education Standards held the first of four public hearings on academic content standards in several subject areas earlier today.

Proactive admissions initiative kicks off in South Dakota
Later this month, qualifying South Dakota public high school seniors will receive letters announcing their guaranteed general acceptance into the state’s public universities and technical institutes.


Goble exhibit to close Sept. 24 at Cultural Heritage Center
Visitors to the Cultural Heritage Center Museum in Pierre have just a few more days to visit the special traveling exhibition, “A Life’s Work: Paul Goble Illustrations of American Indian Stories,” featuring South Dakota artist and author Paul Goble (1933-2017).

Oahe Chapel 140th Anniversary Celebration on Sept. 24
The 140th anniversary of the Oahe Chapel north of Pierre will be celebrated on Sunday, Sept. 24.


Indian Education Summit to feature Hattie Kauffman
Longtime CBS broadcaster Hattie Kauffman will be among keynote speakers at the 2017 South Dakota Indian Education Summit to be held Sept. 24-26, at the Ramkota Hotel & Conference Center in Pierre.


Traditional Arts Demonstration Day Sept. 23 at Cultural Heritage Center
Four American Indian traditional artists will be demonstrating their work on Saturday, Sept. 23, at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.


Cultural Heritage Center Program looks at South Dakota History One Day At a Time
The people, places and events that were part of South Dakota history will be discussed at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre on Tuesday, Sept. 12.


Percent of grads taking ACT grows and scores remain above national average
South Dakota saw a significant increase in the percentage of graduating seniors who took the ACT in 2017, while the state’s average composite score remained above the national average and down slightly from 2016.


Gov. Daugaard proclaims September Attendance Awareness Month
With the 2017-18 school year underway, Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed September Attendance Awareness Month.


Beautiful Beads to be theme at Family Fun Day Sept. 9 at Cultural Heritage Center
Visitors can create a hairpipe bead armband/bracelet at the next Family Fun Day on Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.


Labor Day hours announced for Cultural Heritage Center
The museum in the South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre is open Monday, Sept. 4, for the Labor Day holiday from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. CDT.


Celebration of Badger Clark to take place in Custer State Park
Cowboy poet Badger Clark will be celebrated in song and stories at special free events on Sept. 2 in Custer State Park.


Education department announces guidelines for 2017-18 free or reduced school meal programs
Child and Adult Nutrition Services in the South Dakota Department of Education announces the policy for free milk or free and reduced price meals.


Celebration of Badger Clark to take place in Custer State Park
Cowboy poet Badger Clark will be celebrated in song and stories at special free events on Sept. 2 in Custer State Park.


Curator of Modern Military History from Smithsonian to visit Pierre for events remembering Vietnam
Dr. Frank A. Blazich, curator of Modern Military History at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, will be making two free presentations in Pierre as part of events remembering the war in Vietnam.


Cultural Heritage Center ranked No. 9 by True West magazine
True West magazine has ranked the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre No. 9 on its list of “Top 10 Museums of the West 2017.”


Terrific Transportation is theme for next Family Fun Saturday at Cultural Heritage Center Aug. 12
The Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society is hosting another Family Fun Saturday Aug. 12 from 10-11:30 a.m. CDT at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.


Author Richard Gibson to give presentations about capitols in Pierre
Richard R. Gibson will give presentations in Pierre about state houses and world capitals on Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 14 and 15.

South Dakota Historical Society Foundation seeks Western collectibles
Western collectibles that are no longer of value to their current owner are of value to the South Dakota Historical Society Foundation.

State Historical Society announces fall Deadwood Fund grant applications
The South Dakota State Historical Society announces that the applications for the next round of the Deadwood Fund grant program should be postmarked no later than Oct. 1 for work beginning no sooner than Jan. 1, 2018.


Board of Technical Education elects officers and appoints committee to hire executive director
The Board of Technical Education held its first official meeting and elected officers today in Rapid City. Dana Dykhouse of Sioux Falls has been elected to a two-year term as board president, Bob Faehn of Watertown as vice president and Terry Sabers of Mitchell as secretary.


Cultural Heritage Center Museum to debut new family activity Wednesday, July 19
A new museum program focused on families with school-aged children will be available to the public at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre for the first time on Wednesday, July 19.


Former director of National Museum of American History to visit Pierre, sign new book on July 24
Brent Glass, former director of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, is making three appearances in Pierre on Monday, July 24, to promote his new book, “50 Great American Places: Essential Historic Sites Across the U.S.”

Fun with Flags is theme for Family Fun Saturday at Cultural Heritage Center July 8
The next Family Fun Saturday at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre is July 8, from 10-11:30 a.m. CDT.


State Historical Society hosting outdoor concert, ice cream social on Friday, July 21
The Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society will host a special outdoor concert called “Smithsonian Remembers” featuring traditional music artists Bob and Sheila Everhart on Friday, July 21, at 7 p.m. CDT near the Capitol Lake Visitor Center in Pierre.

Dyslexia Handbook for Teachers and Parents updated
An updated version of the Dyslexia Handbook for Teachers and Parents in South Dakota is now available on the Department of Education website.