South Dakota kindergarten immunization rates among highest in nation

South Dakota boasts some of the highest immunization rates in the nation for kindergarten students, according to recently released data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC surveyed immunization records for 12,468 South Dakota kindergarten students for the 2012-2013 school year and found: 97.9 percent were … Read Article

Jackley, others call for end of federal withholding of school funds

Attorney General Marty Jackley and nine Western Attorneys General (CWAG) today called on the Federal Government to end the sequestration of funds owed to the states under the federal Mineral Leasing Act (MLA) and other relevant statutes. “South Dakota’s school districts that have mineral deposits have legal right to these … Read Article

Center for Disabilities Traumatic Brain Injury Conference to feature Marilyn Lash

Renowned clinician, researcher and educator Marilyn Lash, M.S.W., will present a training called “Educating Students with Brain Injuries: Strategies, Tools and Resources for Teachers, Therapists and Families” in Sioux Falls, Aug. 13-14. Lash, the president of Lash and Associates Publishing/Training, Inc. in North Carolina, is author of many manuals, workbooks … Read Article

Affordable Colleges Online says mathematics at USD adds up for students

Mathematics at the University of South Dakota adds up to a good investment for prospective students, according to Affordable Colleges Online. AffordableCollegesOnline.org, an online tool used to help students find affordable college options, recently launched a new ranking: “AC Online: Most Affordable Mathematics Colleges: Plains Region.” USD’s Department of Mathematics … Read Article