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School Re-Opening Must Not Be Political

8/3/2020
The following statement is attributed to South Dakota Education Association President Loren Paul in response to a recent fundraising letter sent out by Governor Noem’s campaign, which discourages students from wearing masks as schools re-open later this month.

SDEA Calls on Noem to Invest in Mental Health Supports for Students as They Return to School

7/28/2020
The following statement is attributed to South Dakota Education Association President Loren Paul in response to Governor Noem’s comments regarding the re-opening of schools.

Inside KELOLAND: Back to school plans & South Dakota Sweet Miracles

7/20/2020
Watch SDEA’s Dana Livermont on Eye on KELOLAND discussing what districts must do to safely re-open schools in the fall.

State education group questions idea of schools starting like ‘normal’ during COVID-19

7/15/2020
The South Dakota Education Association said in a recent statement that “schools cannot start like ‘normal’” this year.

Schools Must Be Safe

7/9/2020
The following statement is attributed to the South Dakota Education Association President Mary McCorkle in response the Trump Administration’s threat to cut funding for schools that fail to fully open in the fall.

Amy Scott Stolz Receives SDEA’s 2020 Friend of Education Award

5/11/2020
PIERRE – The South Dakota Education Association (SDEA) presented the 2020 Friend of Education Award to Sioux Falls businesswoman, Amy Scott Stolz. SDEA/NEA’s Friend of Education Award honors a person or organization that has made a significant contribution on a statewide basis toward achieving quality public education for all students.

SDEA Names Estelline’s CeCe Louwagie 2020 Early Career Educator of the Year

5/11/2020
PIERRE – The South Dakota Education Association (SDEA) presented the 2020 Early Career Educator Award to CeCe Louwagie who is a kindergarten teacher in Estelline, SD. This award recognizes educators in their first five years who excel at differentiating instruction, building relationships, creating engaging lessons, and actively engages in association activities. Louwagie is the first recipient of this award.

SDEA Awards Gordon Horgen Memorial Scholarships to Two High School Seniors

5/11/2020
Pierre – The South Dakota Education Association (SDEA) has awarded two future teachers the Gordon Horgen Memorial scholarship. The scholarship is granted to Native American high school seniors who are planning to enter the teaching profession.

Transformation Project Receives SDEA/NEA’s Taking a Stand, Making a Difference Human and Civil Rights Award

5/11/2020
PIERRE –The South Dakota Education Association (SDEA) presented the Taking a Stand, Making a Difference Human Civil Rights award to The Transformation Project whose mission is to support and empower transgender youth, young adults, and their families. The award is given annually to honor an individual or organization for their work in promoting human and civil rights in the State of South Dakota.

Mission’s Ray Crow Receives SDEA/NEA’s SuAnne Big Crow Human and Civil Rights Award

5/11/2020
PIERRE – The South Dakota Education Association (SDEA) presented the SuAnne Big Crow Human Civil Rights Award to Ray Crow of Todd County High School. The award is given to honor an individual, student or organization for their work in promoting human and civil rights. Crow was nominated by community members who see him set an example for us all every single day.