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9/2/2022
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Sept 26, 2022 – South Dakota Schools Social Studies Standards Educators Share Concerns – Argus Leader
Former social studies workgroup members also stood in opposition to the proposed standards, as Andrea Stanosheck, Sherry Johnson, Kesley Lovseth and Sherri Rawstern from the…

Sept 24, 2022 – KRAUSE: New social studies proposal is no joke – Rapid City Journal
South Dakota’s newly proposed social studies content standards could easily be mistaken for a bad joke. Unfortunately, the proposal is very serious.


Sept 20, 2022 – SD Holds First Public Hearing in Social Studies Standards Debate – Public News Source
A South Dakota education panel has kicked off the public-hearing phase in the state's latest effort to update social studies standards. Many perspectives were offered during Monday's meeting, including opposition from teachers.

Sept 19, 2022 – Supporters, opponents react to new SD social studies standards at first public comment event – Mitchell Republic
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The first of four public hearings on the planned changes to South Dakota’s social studies curriculum laid bare the major points of contention between proponents and opponents, including whether the material would be too difficult for students, whether it stymies critical thinking and if there is a political distortion to the standards.

Sept 19, 2022 – State board hears views on SD social-studies standards – Keloland
ABERDEEN, S.D. (KELO) — A state panel that decides grade by grade on the goals of what students should be taught in South Dakota K-12 schools spent more than three hours Monday listening to people’s views of the latest version of proposed social-studies standards.

Sept 18, 2022 – South Dakota educators raise concerns with proposed social studies standards process – Dakota News Now
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - Educators all across South Dakota have been anticipating new social studies standards ever since the ones proposed in 2021 were withdrawn due to public backlash.


Sept 15, 2022 – AHA Sends Letter to South Dakota Board of Education Opposing Social Studies Standards Revision Process (2022)  – American Historical Society
The American Historical Association (AHA) registers strong concern regarding the social standards revisions process undertaken by the Board of Education in 2022. The proposed standards and the process by which they have been developed fail to meet the AHA’s Criteria for Standards in History/Social Studies/Social Sciences.

Conservative college’s curriculum gets foothold in S. Dakota
  – AP NEWS
Sept 12, 2022 – SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A few days before middle school teacher Shaun Nielsen joined a work group to develop South Dakota’s social studies standards, he got a thick package in the mail.

SDEA probes 'age appropriateness' of proposed social studies standards – Argus Leader
SDEA probes 'age appropriateness' of proposed social studies standards ... 

South Dakota education social studies standards redo sparks controversy – Dakota News Now
Aug. 25, 2022 – SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Every seven years, the State of South Dakota reviews its social studies standards for public...

First look at new social studies standards proposal for SD ... – KELO
Aug 15, 2022 – The 120-page proposal was drafted by the Social Studies Content Standards Commission through the Department of Education. Among the 15 members ...

Education groups eye new social studies standards – KELO
Aug 16, 2022 – A plan that outlines what students need to learn about social studies in South Dakota is up for public comment. And not everyone is on ...

South Dakota unveils draft social studies standards  – NEWCENTER1
Aug 15, 2022 – South Dakota unveils draft social studies standards. Draft incorporates civics, Native American history throughout a student's career.

Social Studies revision process will cost nearly $500K  – KELO
Aug 31, 2022 – SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – On October 1, 2021, South Dakota Governor ... of the state's social studies content standards would take place, ...

South Dakota Dept. of Education new social studies standards ...  – Argus Leader
Aug 15, 2022 – New social studies standards should be 'free from political agendas and activism,' DOE draft states. Morgan Matzen. Sioux Falls Argus Leader.

Education Association: Proposed standards too difficult for ...  – Mitchell Republic
Aug 18, 2022 – Leaders in the South Dakota's education association feel early learners will be challenged only to memorize information while older students ...

SDEA opposes divisive concepts, waiver changes  – KELO
Aug 16, 2022 – SDEA opposes divisive concepts, waiver changes ... PIERRE, S.D.  — An organization that represents more than 6,000 South Dakota teachers and..