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229 State Prison Inmates Earned GED Last Year

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota officials say 229 state prison inmates earned GED credentials in the past state fiscal year, up from 167 the previous year.

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Are You Getting Ready for School to Start?

The start of the 2013-14 school year is still several weeks away, the stores are full of school supplies, and they're advertising back-to-school clothing, electronics, you name it.

Of course, electronics were not part of the mix when I was in school, not even in college

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Tribes Call for Lakota-based Education

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Tribal members in South Dakota are calling for their own Lakota-based curriculum for students.

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South Dakota Universities Changing Teacher Education Model

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota's public universities are changing their teacher education programs so students will spend a full year teaching in a school district before graduating.

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Sioux Falls, 7 Other After-School Programs Get Grants

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Eight after-school programs have been awarded grants to provide educational opportunities for students.

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Lawmakers Urged to Boost School Funding

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Officials representing South Dakota school districts say a legislative panel should look at boosting state financial aid to schools.

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Kindergarten Was Different Then…

I saw a story about how Minnesota is going to have all-day, every-day kindergarten statewide because of a bill passed by the Legislature there. Some Gopher State schools are no doubt doing it that way now, and it's nothing new in South Dakota, either

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New Technology Grants Available for South Dakota Schools

South Dakota schools can now begin applying for two new kinds of grants approved by this year's Legislature.

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Thomas Geu Named Dean at USD School

The University of South Dakota has announced that Thomas Earl Geu has been named dean of the School of Law.

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Sioux Falls School Board Candidate Matt Leedom

Matt Leedom is trying to be one of the two top vote-getters in the upcoming School Board election in Sioux Falls. Election Day is Tuesday May 21.

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