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In The Moment ... November 6, 2019 Show 695 Hour 2

From the latest execution in South Dakota to the state legislature's efforts to hold the South Dakota Department of Education accountable for improving student test scores, the Dakota Political Junkies have much to discuss.

Mike Card, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of South Dakota, and Jon Schaff, Professor of Political Science at Northern State University, make up this week's panel.

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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.

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Statewide Mentor Program Summer Academy

Jun 6, 2019
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In The Moment ... June 6,2019 Show 590 Hour 2

The South Dakota Department of Education is hosting hundreds of teachers from around South Dakota for the Statewide Mentor Program Summer Academy. The event marks a "graduation" of sorts for the first cohort in a program aimed at improving the retention of teachers. SDPB's Jackie Hendry visited with some participants at the Denny Sanford Premier Center in Sioux Falls.

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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.

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Time To Stop Asking Permission And Start Making Changes

Oct 15, 2018
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In The Moment ... October 15. 2018 Show 441 Hour 2

Grant Lichtman is an educational author and professional speaker. He visits South Dakota for the 19th Annual Systems Change Conference in Sioux Falls.

The conference is a partnership between a variety of professional educational organizations, including the South Dakota Board of Regents, the South Dakota Department of Education, and Technology and Innovation in Education. The events run October 17 through 19. Find more at systemschange.net.

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The South Dakota Departments of Education and Social Services are partnering under a federal grant to improve mental health services in schools. Selected school districts will begin receiving support services as soon as next month. 

The $8.7 million Project AWARE grant comes from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The grant funds awareness efforts related to behavioral and mental health issues, as well as increased supports for schools and surrounding communities over a period of five years.

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The South Dakota Board of Education Standards is adopting updates to six subject areas, including math and English language arts. The board is responsible for curriculum standards for kindergarten through twelfth grade.

Becky Nelson is the Director of Learning and Instruction for the state Department of Education. She says most changes involve clarifying language in existing standards. For instance, math standards now include learning how to read both digital and analog clocks in third grade. Nelson says the board has also added new standards for math beyond algebra.

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In The Moment ... October 16, 2017 Show 199 Hour 2

Jill Watson is Professor of English as an additional language and world language education at St. Olaf College. She comes to South Dakota for workshops through the South Dakota Department of Education. The state education department hosts workshops for teachers this week in Watertown and Aberdeen. Dr. Watson joins us to discuss bridging the gap between cultures, the potential role of elders in the classroom, and how to dismantle “cognitive imperialism.”