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New State Historical Society picture book focuses on suffrage protest
In “The Voice of Liberty,” the latest book from the South Dakota State Historical Society, suffragists organize to give the Statue of Liberty—and themselves—a voice.

Board adopts rules changes and begins public hearings on proposed content standards
The South Dakota Board of Education Standards adopted several changes to educator certification rules to allow additional flexibilities earlier today. The board also held the first of four public hearings on academic content standards in several content areas.

State Historical Society creates listing of statues in South Dakota
The South Dakota State Historical Society recently prepared a list of statues in the state.

State Historical Society seeks public input on preservation needs
The State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) of the South Dakota State Historical Society at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre is preparing for its federal fiscal year 2021 grant application and invites public comment through Oct. 31 on the state’s preservation needs and projects.

Lincoln, Mount Rushmore at center of latest State Historical Society biography
The latest book from the South Dakota Historical Society Press explores how the 16th president shaped the country beyond the Mississippi River.

State Historical Society puts more historic newspapers online
Three new South Dakota towns are represented in the digitized historical newspaper collections on Chronicling America. Newspapers from Eureka, Wood and Tabor have been digitized and made available by the South Dakota State Historical Society.

Her Vote. Her Voice. Statewide Toast Part of National Commemorations of Women’s Right to Vote
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment and women’s constitutional right to vote, buildings and landmarks across the U. S. will light up in purple and gold on Wednesday, Aug. 26, as part of the nationwide Forward Into Light Campaign, named in honor of the historic suffrage slogan, “Forward through the Darkness, Forward into Light.”

Toolkit available to help families prepare for school year
The South Dakota Department of Education has developed a toolkit to help families prepare for the 2020-21 school year.

State Library congratulates second-round recipients of Library Technology grants
The South Dakota State Library is pleased to announce 16 recipients of the second round of Library Technology grants funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the federal CARES Act.

Her Vote. Her Voice. Centennial Launch Kicks Off in August in Conjunction with National Women’s Suffrage Month
The 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote is Aug. 26, and the Her Vote. Her Voice. delegation is celebrating this momentous achievement with a week of special events and a special way to honor women through a statewide virtual Honor Wall.

Education department announces guidelines for 2020-21 free or reduced-price 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, Special Milk, and/or Child and Adult Care Food Programs (CACFP). The administrative office of each school or agency that participates in any of these federal programs has a copy of the policy available for review.

South Dakota awarded $6.9 million Rethink K-12 Education Models Grant
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the South Dakota Department of Education a Rethink K-12 Education Models Grant in the amount of $6,883,481 to support the state’s efforts to better serve students during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. South Dakota is one of only 11 states to be awarded one of these grants. Thirty-nine states applied.

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, 2021.

Writer, politician and educator headline latest “South Dakota History”
The lives and careers of Rose Wilder Lane, William T. La Follette, and Clarence Three Stars are featured in the latest issue of “South Dakota History,” the quarterly journal of the South Dakota State Historical Society.

South Dakota again 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 2018. The state is one of only 12 across the country to meet the requirements and purposes of IDEA under both Parts B and C, according to information released recently from the U.S. Department of Education.