February 6 | Educating Students Who Live in the Crisis of Poverty

A student in poverty is less likely to gain an education today than they were in the 1940s. If a student from poverty makes it to college, only 11 percent leave with a degree and/or certificate of completion. Studies show that 83 percent of students from generational poverty will stay there unless we are able to gain the knowledge and tools needed to meet them where they are, not where we want them to be.

January 30 | SDEA Bargaining Conference

Join SDEA staff for a brief virtual training on Saturday, January 30th as we prepare for the 2021 bargaining season. The main sessions run from 10–12 CST/ 9–11 MT. Those new to bargaining are invited to stay for a crash course for beginners from 12–1 CST/11–12 MT.

January 15 – 2021 SDEA/NEA Election

January 15, 2021 is the last day to notify Loren Paul, SDEA/NEA President of your declaration to run for a Board of Director position.

December 4 | Human & Civil Rights Awards Program — Deadline

The 2021 NEA Human and Civil Rights Awards Nomination deadline is fast approaching on Friday, December 4, 2020!

16–20 | American Education Week

American Education Week will present all Americans with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education.

2020 SDEA/NEA Election Results

Here are the election results with more information to come May 5.

April 17–18 — 2020 SDEA Aspiring Educator State Conference

CANCELED — This year’s theme: “Teaching the Diverse Classroom”

April 15 — SDEA Educator Check-Ins

It's a whole NEW world! The South Dakota Education Association (SDEA) wants to be there for you, so we are hosting a weekly online gathering to share some best practices for everything from self-care to working with parents to help their kids. We want this to be an opportunity to collaborate, share and even laugh about how we are all getting through this together! Please join us next Wednesday, April 15 at 4:30 pm CDT for our first event!

April 3-4 — 2020 SDEA Representative Assembly

2020 SDEA Representative Assembly on April 3–4, 2020 has moved to a virtual format via Zoom.

POSTPONED March 28 – Dr. Donna Beegle: Breaking the Iron Cage of Poverty

The March 28 – Dr. Donna Beegle: Breaking the Iron Cage of Poverty session at Arrowwood Cedar Shore in Chamberlain has been postponed indefinitely due to caution regarding COVID-19.