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Student Success

Student success is about their future. And ours.
Each and every student deserves a quality public education. SDEA is uniting our members and the nation to ensure all students have the resources they need to fulfill their potential and their dreams.
Educators, leaders, parents, caregivers, neighbors, concerned citizens–we all contribute to giving each and every student an equal opportunity to get a great public education. Here’s how you can get started and stay involved.

Schools Students Deserve

All students have a basic right to a great public school. This is our vision of what great public schools need and should provide

Engaged Families and Communities

Parents, grandparents, caregivers, friends, and community advocates: we all have a role to play in supporting student learning in the classroom and beyond.

Freedom to Learn

Educators are committed to teaching students a full history, including the good and bad, while helping them develop the critical thinking skills that enable them to be productive citizens committed to our country's great promise; that we are all created equal.
SDEA President
Now is not the time to be silent. We are stronger together. The more voices we have working together, the louder we will be.
Quote by: Loren Paul, SDEA President
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Get Support

Great educators create great public schools. SDEA provides the training, tools, and community support for educators to engage students, nurture justice, and excel in their profession.

Use Your Educator Voice.

We are THE voice for educators in South Dakota. See what membership can mean for you!

What’s on Your Mind?

We’re here to help. Our community comes to us seeking tools (guides, reports, trainings, and more) to help answer everyday questions. We’re here to support you in whatever you need.

It's about our kids.

The South Dakota Education Association (SDEA) is a professional organization working hard for educators, so they can continue to work hard for our kids. SDEA members provide a wide range of professional education services in communities throughout the state.