The Mitchell Lions Club is hosting South Dakota Education Secretary Tiffany Sanderson at noon today, Oct. 19 at the cafeteria at the McGovern Library on the campus of Dakota Wesleyan University.

This is the page that the Mitchell Republic will be livestreaming the event. Refresh your page as it gets closer to noon for the live feed.

Education has been a hot topic in South Dakota in recent months. How school districts are dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, including some districts implementing mask requirements for students and staff, have been a divisive issue at school board meetings.

Critical Race Theory, a controversial academic movement that deals with racial justice, has met with pushback in the state. Gov. Kristi Noem in July signed an executive order that bars officials for the South Dakota Department of Education from applying for federal grants in history or civics until after the 2022 legislative session, a move designed to ban grants tied to the theory. These topics could be among those discussed during Sanderson's visit to Mitchell.