Noem celebrates passing social studies standards

PIERRE, SD (Dakota News Now) – The South Dakota Education Standards Board voted Monday to adopt proposed revisions to social studies standards.

“Today is a great day for the students of South Dakota. They are our future, Governor Noem said. “Now they are being taught the best social studies in the country, which is a true account of our history. We want our children to have honest and real lessons in the classroom so they can be lifelong participants in our civil society.”

The two-year implementation period begins in June. The process involves the Department of Education, the Historical Society and the Indian Bureau of Education helping teachers learn how to implement the standards.

According to Noem’s office, the new standards include a history and civics summit in Sioux Falls for a thousand teachers and a K-12 website that integrates state and Native American history for teachers, students and parents.

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