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The Senate Education Committee unanimously passes a bill to allow for the creation of community-based schools centered on Native American language and culture curriculum.

The approval comes after a lengthy amendment process to bring the Governor’s office and Department of Education on board.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... January 16, 2020 Show 735 Hour 1

Ben Jones is South Dakota's secretary of education. He joins us in Pierre with a look into his top priorities, and his view of the future of education in South Dakota.

Education and Healthcare reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health of Rapid City

 

News: Sep 28 - Oct 4

Oct 4, 2019
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A GEAR Up update, a discussion about regenerative ag, and a special report on the Stanley Weber trial.

Plus, the South Dakota State Department of Education has released its annual report card. 

All this and more on this week’s news podcast.  

SDPB

In The Moment ... October 2, 2019 Show 671 Hour 1

The South Dakota Department of Education has released its annual report card. Education Department Secretary Ben Jones discusses the results.

Education and healthcare reporting on SDPB is supported by Regional Health, helping patients and communities live well

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... May 13, 2019 Show 574 Hour 2

South Dakota Secretary of Education Ben Jones joins us to discuss the department's strategic focus, empowering administrators and teachers, and the ongoing conversation about civics education in South Dakota schools.

Education and healthcare reporting on SDPB is supported by Regional Health, helping patients and communities live well.

Steve Munsen

In The Moment ... February 28, 2019 Show 525 Hour 2

Ben Jones is interim Secretary of Education for the state of South Dakota. The state legislature has passed crossover day for the 94th session.

Secretary Jones joieds us for a look at the legislative work in progress.

Reporting on politics and public policy is supported by The Center for Western Studies at Augustana University.

Steve Munsen

In The Moment ... January 10, 2019 Show 492 Hour 1 

Ben Jones is serving as interim Secretary of Education after being appointed by Governor Kristi Noem.

Jones is the Dean of Dakota State University's College of Arts and Sciences.

He visits about bringing a culture of performance and civic knowledge to South Dakota's students and teachers.

In the Moment ... Lessons from Afghanistan

Jul 6, 2017
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In the Moment ... July 6, 2017 Show 128

Ben Jones is Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Dakota State University. He's a contributor to a new book, called "Our Latest, Longest War: Losing Hearts and Minds in Afghanistan. Today we talk about the clash of cultures in Afghanistan, how leadership in Washington dictated the pace of the transition, and what needs to happen next as America looks at sending more troops into Afghanistan .

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... June 1, 2017 Show 105 Hour 2

Ben Jones is Dean of Arts and Sciences at Dakota State University. He's Associate Professor of History and the author of "Eisenhower's Guerillas: The Jedburghs, the Maqui, and the Liberation of France." He's taught at the Air Force Academy and has served as an advisor to the National Military Academy of Afghanistan. He has a book signing coming up at the Siouxland Libraries in Sioux Falls. That's Tuesday, June 6 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Ben Jones joins us to discuss the legacy of irregular warfare in WWII.