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.
The South Dakota Educators Association (SDEA) avoided taking a public stance on a critical race theory resolution by the National Educators Association (NEA), but South Dakota state lawmakers have not.
The Butterfly House & Aquarium in Sioux Falls usually has many kids come through the facility in the spring for field trips. Because of the pandemic, staff came up with the idea to offer a virtual field trip.