Secretary Melody Schopp

Dakota Midday: Melody Schopp On Education

May 26, 2016

Lori Walsh has a live phone interview with South Dakota Secretary of Education Melody Schopp.  She’ll discuss innovation in South Dakota classrooms, the success of the dual credit program, and hopes for the Every Student Succeeds Act.

South Dakota schools have a waiver from No Child Left Behind but it lasts for just one year, and federal officials have put the state on high risk status.

South Dakota’s first waiver from NCLB lasted for three years. The latest exemption applies for only one year – and it’s happening because of teacher evaluations.