SD Board of Ed Begins Review of ESSA Plan

SD Board of Ed Begins Review of ESSA Plan

May 19, 2017

The South Dakota Board of Education began its review of the state’s ESSA plan, which includes which emphasizes progress for English Learners. According to Mitchell School District Superintendent Joe Graves, “South Dakota schools are starting to see an increase in the percentage of students who come in and are not speaking English.” He also commented that he is “glad they’re focused on it as well because it’s going to become something that’s widespread in South Dakota. It’s going to be something we all really need to do.” A summary of the state’s plan is available for review on the department’s website.