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Education board approves programs targeting teacher shortage | May 23


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While in the eye of the recent social studies standards storm, the state Board of Education Standards has many other responsibilities. On the docket this week – two items targeting the state’s teacher shortage.

The South Dakota Democratic Party announced Dan Ahlers as their new executive director. He replaces Berk Ehrmantraut, who has held the position since 2021.

The shortage of teachers has touched every corner of South Dakota. That includes the specialists who can provide a top-quality education to students despite visual or auditory impairments.

Lawmakers in Minnesota have passed a bill targeting "anti-competitive healthcare mergers." At the same time, Sanford Health is again attempting a merger with Fairview Health, a smaller Minneapolis-based health service.

Urban farming is a unique approach to utilizing green space in the city. A couple in Sioux Falls is attempting to inspire others through their educational urban farm.

And more.

Krystal is the local host of "All Things Considered."