News By Agency : Education

Start date: Pick a date  (Click Icon) End date: Pick a date  (Click Icon)



Symposium, new State Historical Society book celebrate state’s political culture
The authors of a new book from the South Dakota State Historical Society explore the state’s identity in “The Plains Political Tradition: Essays on South Dakota Political Culture, Volume 3” edited by Jon K. Lauck, John E. Miller and Paula M. Nelson. The volume will be released Sept. 8, during a free symposium at Augustana University’s Center for Western Studies in Sioux Falls.


New 2019 collaborative exhibit announced, special video sneak peek Aug. 29 at Cultural Heritage Center
The Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre and the Minuteman Missile National Historic Site off Interstate 90 south of Philip will be collaborating on a new exhibition that will debut at the Cultural Heritage Center in fall 2019.


Churches documented in latest State Historical Society book
The newest book from the South Dakota State Historical Society includes more than 750 photographs of religious buildings that are still standing from every county and nearly every town in the state.


State Historical Society receives grant to put more historical newspapers online
The South Dakota State Historical Society-Archives in Pierre was awarded a third round of grant funding in the amount of $280,200 from the National Endowment for the Humanities to continue digitizing historical newspapers.


Make a quick quilt magnet at Cultural Heritage Center Aug. 18
Visitors for Family Fun Saturday at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre on Aug. 18 can create their own colorful quilt magnets, using a nine-patch template and stickers.

Education department announces guidelines for 2018-19 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. The policy applies to children unable to pay the full price of meals or milk served under the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, and/or Special Milk Programs.


State Historical Society Releases Wilder Autobiography “Pioneer Girl” as E-book
The South Dakota State Historical Society has released the popular “Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography” as an electronic book. The e-book is part of the society’s Pioneer Girl Project.


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, 2019.


Hear the tale of outlaw Jack Sully at Cultural Heritage Center program
The tale of one of South Dakota’s most notorious outlaws will be told at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre on Tuesday, Aug. 14.


Brookings Historic Preservation Commission receives NAPC’s Commission Excellence Award
The Brookings Historic Preservation Commission (BHPC) has received a Commission Excellence Award from the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions (NAPC).


Board adopts changes to state graduation requirements
The South Dakota Board of Education Standards adopted proposed revisions to South Dakota’s high school graduation requirements at its meeting earlier today, with an amendment directing the South Dakota Department of Education to review the requirements again after Jan. 1, 2026.


South Dakota receives highest ratings under IDEA
South Dakota has received the highest rating possible under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA, for both Parts B and C for the most recent reporting year of federal fiscal year 2016.


Spirographs featured at Family Fun Day July 14 at Cultural Heritage Center
Circles in circles and round and round – do you remember using a Spirograph? Come to the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre for Family Fun Saturday July 14 from 10-11:30 a.m. CDT and give a Spirograph a spin.


South Dakota Historical Society Foundation seeks Western collectibles
The South Dakota Historical Society Foundation is seeking Western collectibles for an auction that will begin at 7 p.m. CDT on Friday, Sept. 14, during the Dakota Western Heritage Festival at the Expo Center in Fort Pierre.


14 afterschool programs funded through grant
A total of 14 21st Century Community Learning Center grants have been awarded to provide funding for academic enrichment opportunities for students. This year’s grant recipients join 24 existing grant recipients to serve a combined total of 54 sites statewide.


State Historical Society awards six historic preservation grants
Historic preservation projects in Brookings, Central City, Freeman, Redfield, Sisseton and Yankton have received matching grants from the South Dakota State Historical Society.


Public invited to comment on proposed changes to state graduation requirements
The public is encouraged to engage in the statewide conversation about proposed revisions to South Dakota's high school graduation requirements.


Have ‘Fun with Flags’ June 16 at Cultural Heritage Center
In commemoration of Flag Day, the next Family Fun Saturday at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre will focus on flags. “Fun With Flags” will be held June 16 from 10-11:30 a.m. CDT.


Community identity exhibit to open at Cultural Heritage Center on June 16
Visitors to the Cultural Heritage Center Museum in Pierre can view a new exhibition in the museum’s Observation Gallery beginning Saturday, June 16.


Historical Society Press receives two Midwest Book Awards
Two South Dakota State Historical Society books were recently awarded Midwest Book Awards from the Midwest Independent Publishing Association (MIPA).


How to find Summer Food Service sites for kids in your community
Organizations across South Dakota are serving free meals to the state’s youth this summer as a part of the Summer Food Service Program and Seamless Summer Option. Children age 18 and younger may receive a meal free of charge at participating sites, which include organizations such as nonprofits, schools, libraries and local governments.


Special education report now available online
Information regarding school districts’ performance on improving the educational outcomes of students with disabilities is now available online. The Special Education Report is released annually.


State Library recognizes 21st Century School Libraries
Fifteen school libraries have received the 21st Century School Library Award for 2018. The 21st Century School Library Award recognizes school libraries as Effective, Enhanced or Exemplary, based on performance in three areas: place, which refers to the learning environment (both physical and online), programming and the professional.


Cultural Heritage Center program to focus on hunt for James brothers
One of the longest manhunts in United States history will be the subject of a June program at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. Wayne Fanebust of Sioux Falls will discuss his book “Chasing Frank and Jesse James: The Bungled Northfield Bank Robbery and the Long Manhunt” at 7 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, June 12.


Cultural Heritage Center Museum to host outdoor concert, ice cream social featuring Everharts on Friday, June 8
The Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society will host an outdoor concert called “How Western Music Won the West” featuring traditional music artists Bob and Sheila Everhart on Friday, June 8, at 7 p.m. CDT at the Capitol Lake Visitor Center in Pierre.


Braille and Talking Book Library Summer Reading Program kicks off June 3
"Libraries Rock" is the theme of the 2018 South Dakota Braille and Talking Book Library Summer Reading Program. This year’s program will run from June 3 to July 14 and is open to all youth registered with the South Dakota Braille and Talking Book Library ages birth to 19.