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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.


Cultural Heritage Center participating in Blue Star Museums program
The South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre is continuing its participation in the Blue Star Museums program in 2017.


South Dakota receives Farm to School Grant
The South Dakota Department of Education has received a $24,158 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, as part of the Farm to School Grant Program, an effort to better connect school cafeterias and students with local farmers and ranchers and increase the amount of local foods served in schools.


Tornado photo from August 1884 on display at Cultural Heritage Center
A photograph of a tornado and two funnel clouds, taken on Thursday, Aug. 28, 1884, by photographer F.N. Robinson of Howard is currently on display in the research room of the South Dakota State Historical Society Archives at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.


State Historical Society awards five historic preservation grants
Historic preservation projects in Aberdeen, Canton, Hot Springs, Ipswich and Oakwood Lakes State Park have received matching grants from the South Dakota State Historical Society.


Former State Historical Society publication Wi-Iyohi available on South Dakota Digital Archives
Issues of a former publication of the South Dakota State Historical Society titled “The Wi-Iyohi” (Wee-ee-yo-hee) were recently added online to the South Dakota Digital Archives.


State Library recognizes 21st Century School Libraries
Nine school libraries have received the 21st Century School Library Award for 2017.


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


Find Summer Food Service sites for youth with a text or toll-free call
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.


South Dakota releases education plan
South Dakota today released its state plan for education required under the Every Student Succeeds Act.


Cornerstone time capsules theme for next Family Fun Saturday at Cultural Heritage Center
Visitors are invited to come and create their own time capsule cornerstone on Family Fun Saturday on June 10 from 10-11:30 a.m. CDT at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.

“Scotty Philip’s Buffalo Herd” photo display at Cultural Heritage Center
“Scotty Philip’s Buffalo Herd” is the new photo display in the Education Room of the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.


‘South Dakota History’ features Rapid City flood of 1972
Rapid City’s mayor during the flood of 1972 recalls the disaster that killed 238 people in a memoir published in the Summer 2017 issue of “South Dakota History,” the quarterly journal of the South Dakota State Historical Society. This summer marks the 45th anniversary of the flood.


Memorial Day holiday, summer hours announced for Cultural Heritage Center
The museum in the South Dakota Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre is open Monday, May 29, for the Memorial Day holiday from 1-4:30 p.m. CDT.


Oahe Chapel near Pierre to host Sunday church services
Sunday morning church services at the historic Oahe Chapel overlooking Lake Oahe near Pierre will begin on May 28. Visitors to the area, as well as local residents, are invited to attend.


Historical Society’s new Laura Ingalls Wilder book now available
“Pioneer Girl Perspectives: Exploring Laura Ingalls Wilder” is now available from the South Dakota State Historical Society.


Society Book Club to Host Author Featured in New Book on Laura Ingalls Wilder
The History and Heritage Book Club will celebrate the release of a new book about Laura Ingalls Wilder by hosting editor Nancy Tystad Koupal and author Paula M. Nelson at its May gathering at 7 p.m. CDT on Tuesday, May 23.


Technical institute graduates enjoy strong job placement and program expansions approved
At its meeting earlier today, the state Board of Education heard a report on technical institute job placement of graduates.

South Dakota to release education plan, Board receives high-level summary
A summary of South Dakota’s plan for educating students under the Every Student Succeeds Act is now available.

Board adopts new content standards in CTE career clusters
The South Dakota Board of Education adopted new career and technical education standards in six career clusters at its meeting earlier today.

State Historical Society Archaeology Camp registration opens May 22
The South Dakota State Historical Society’s Historic Preservation Office is sponsoring a three-day Archaeology Camp for students going into grades 4-6 for the 2017-2018 school year.


2017 SD Workforce Education Grant recipients announced
Five South Dakota Workforce Education Grants, totaling $1,040,000, have been awarded to four South Dakota school districts and one private nonprofit corporation.


Public input sought for State Historical Society programming
The South Dakota State Historical Society is seeking input from the public for the development of future programming.

Candidates for 2018 South Dakota Teacher of the Year announced
Six individuals have been named South Dakota’s Regional Teachers of the Year for the 2016-17 school year.

‘Butterflies!’ is theme for May 13 Family Fun Day at Cultural Heritage Center
Over 170 species of butterflies make their home in South Dakota, and the public is invited to come and celebrate these flying creatures by making a clothespin butterfly on Saturday, May 13, from 10-11:30 a.m. CDT at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre.


Gov. Daugaard proclaims May 8-12 Teacher Appreciation Week
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed May 8-12 Teacher Appreciation Week in South Dakota.


Pioneer Girl Project announces more Laura Ingalls Wilder books
The latest Pioneer Girl Project publication, “Pioneer Girl Perspectives: Exploring Laura Ingalls Wilder,” was unveiled at the April 28-29 history conference of the South Dakota State Historical Society in Sioux Falls.