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Georgia Smith with the Aberdeen Elks Lodge joins us to talk about the upcoming Aberdeen Elks Lodge Casino Night Murder Mystery…

Large crowed attends South Dakota Board of Education Standards meeting in Aberdeen Monday to discuss proposed new social study standards

The South Dakota Board of Education Standards meet in Aberdeen Monday and discussed the proposed new social studies standards currently awaiting approval or denial. This is one of four hearings on the matter.

South Dakota Secretary of Education Tiffany Sanderson reminded all in attendance and listening online what the goal of this process is…

Proponent and Opponent testimony was heard. Proponents tended to praise the wide variety and apparent challenging nature of the standards. Ben Jones, director of the South Dakota Historical Society spoke in favor of the standards…

Most of the opponent testimony focused on the process of how the standards were created and failing to take South Dakota teacher opinions into account. South Dakota teacher Cory Erikson was one of many teachers who opposed the standards…

According to the Department of Education, DOE has received 707 public comments by email and U.S. Mail about the proposed standards. 67 support the standards, 25 are neutral and more than 600 are in opposition.   

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