South Dakota

South Dakota

May 12, 2015

State Plan Submissions and Drafts

October 17, 2017

Since April 3, a number of states have submitted their ESSA implementation plans to the U.S. Dept. of Education. Here’s a compiled list of the state plan submissions and the most recent draft versions states have released so far. Approved Plans Arizona: Final Plan Approved (9/6/17) Connecticut:...

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SD Seeks Stakeholder Feedback

June 15, 2017

Stakeholders in South Dakota will have until June 30 to submit feedback on the state’s ESSA plan. According to the Argus Leader, school administrators in the Sioux Falls area “support the proposed plan,” and educators across the state have had the opportunity to be involved...

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SD Dept. of Ed Releases Draft ESSA Plan for Review

June 5, 2017

The South Dakota Dept. of Education released its draft ESSA plan for review and comment. The public will have 30 days to comment and provide feedback on the plan. According to the Secretary of Education Melody Schopp, “South Dakota was in a solid position when...

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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...

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SD Releases Summary of State’s Draft ESSA Plan for Public Comment

May 15, 2017

South Dakota released a summary of the state’s draft ESSA plan for public review. According to Secretary of Education Melody Schopp, “Passage of ESSA provided us the opportunity to assess our system and look for flexibilities within the new federal law that would support our state priorities...

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Releases State ESSA Primers

May 16, 2016

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s primers include individual state by state accountability system fact sheets, which detail each state’s current accountability system, what could change under ESSA, and what to be asking state leaders. See details about your state here.

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