School Board Candidates On Alternative Learning

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Technical education and project-based learning can help prepare students for jobs in the 21st Century.  We asked the four candidates running for the Sioux Falls School Board whether schools should pursue more alternative learning opportunities in the classroom.  

“I think we need to expose our children to the project-based as well as the career and technical because as teenagers especially, many don’t know what they want to do when they become adults, Cynthia Mickelson said.

“The goal is to get a well-rounded student when they graduate, instead of just targeting them or pigeon-holing them in one direction,” Randy Dobberpuhl said.

“I think those schools are good and I don’t think we should move more towards them, I think we’re doing a good job and we should offer more opportunities and I mean that in diverse options for them in terms of their work and everything,” Dimitrios Gliarmis said.

“I don’t know if we should move to it, I think we’ve always had some and we shouldn’t lose that, but some testing is important so we can measure how our schools are actually doing,” Carol Robinson said. 

The school board election is Tuesday.  The polls open at 7 a.m.  

You can hear more from the candidates on issues ranging from boosting graduation rates to attracting a more diverse teaching staff on Sunday night’s Inside KELOLAND.



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