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South Dakota

May 12, 2015

South Carolina House Speaker Opposes ESSA Plan Changes

February 11, 2019

Maayan Schechter reports for the Charlotte Observer that the Speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives Jay Lucas has “successfully pressured” House committee to “hold off on changing part of the state’s school-rating system” under ESSA. Lucas claims that the change would “reward underperforming...

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State Officials Announce Delay in School Reports

September 12, 2018

According to Shelly Conlon of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, the state’s annual school report cards won’t be released until November because of a “number of new items” added under ESSA. This includes “information on how many students go on to college, discipline numbers and...

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State Board Sets ESSA Hearing Date for May

March 19, 2018

According to Bob Mercer at the Daily Republic, the South Dakota Board of Education Standards decided recently “to set a rules hearing on putting in place the new federal Every Student Succeeds Act.” The hearing will take place on May 8 in Vermillion; the Board has yet...

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Seven More States Need Specifics

December 18, 2017

The Dept. of Education sent letters to Alabama, Alaska, Kansas, Montana, North Carolina, South Dakota, and Wyoming enumerating federal feedback on their ESSA plans.

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State Plan Submissions and Drafts

October 17, 2017

Approved State Plans Alabama: Final Plan Approved (5/7/18) Alaska: Final Plan Approved (5/16/18) Arizona: Final Plan Approved (9/6/17) Arkansas: Final Plan Approved (1/16/18) Colorado: Final Plan Approved (5/7/18) Connecticut: Final Plan Approved (8/15/17) Delaware: Final Plan Approved (8/2/17) District of Columbia: Final Plan Approved (8/28/17) Georgia:...

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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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