Gov. Daugaard proclaims September Attendance Awareness Month

PIERRE, S.D. – With the 2017–18 school year underway, Gov. Dennis Daugaard has proclaimed September Attendance Awareness Month.

Mentorship Program Helps New Teachers Learn From Colleagues

"Cooperation, teamwork, working together and trying to come to a common goal," teacher and SDEA member Josh Thomas said.

SDEA Names Richard Kern As Executive Director

PIERRE — The South Dakota Education Association (SDEA) named Richard Kern as the organization’s official executive director as of June 19.

Wright Wins National Education Association Scholarship

VERMILLION, S.D. – Paige Wright, a University of South Dakota senior majoring in secondary history education from Brandon, South Dakota, won the 2017 National Education Association Jack Kinnaman Memorial Scholarship. She will speak at the NEA-Retired conference in Boston, Massachusetts, June 27-28.

Rapid City Area School teachers are opting out of retirement

Filling teaching vacancies in the Rapid City Area School District is going much better than recent years, and an increase in salaries is given much of the credit

Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant from California Casualty

Hill City High School Receives 2017 Athletics Grant from California Casualty

Sisseton teacher receives SDEA's Human and Civil Rights award

SDEA's Taking a Stand, Making a Difference award isn't achieved overnight, but for Spanish teacher Holly Butrum, it's all in a day's work.

SDEA/NEA Election Results

The SDEA/NEA Elections Committee met on April 28, 2017, to count and certify the results of the election. Pursuant to SDEA Board of Directors motion at its January 20–21, 2017, meeting, no ballots were sent regarding the SDEA officer positions and Board of Director positions as these races were completely unopposed.

NEA Learning & Leadership Grant Winner

$2,000 Learning & Leadership Grant awarded to Brandon Valley educator

SDEA/NEA’s Educational Support Professional Award Winner

Harrisburg’s Tecklenburg Receives SDEA/NEA’s Educational Support Professional Award