Organizers for an “equity training” event in Spearfish say that they attend to move forward with the event as planned, despite continuing education units (CEUs) no longer being available to educators who attend.
Even before the pandemic, school districts around South Dakota have been struggling to find substitute teachers to fill in during the day. In Sioux Falls, the school district is doing everything it can to find more, including pay raises.
The South Dakota Board of Regents adopted a statement and action plan that strongly positions its public universities as "places of opportunity for all students to benefit from higher education, preparing them to live and work in South Dakota or anywhere in the world." As part of that, they took a swing at "banning" critical race theory in South Dakota public campuses.