Education

Four Finalists Announced For Next USD President

VERMILLION - The South Dakota Board of Regents announced Friday the four candidates who are finalists to become the next president at the University of South Dakota. James Abbott is retiring in June after 21 years the as university's president.…

Board rejects additional school security officers

BOX ELDER, S.D. (AP) - The Pennington County Board has rejected a request by the Douglas School District to beef up security by adding two additional sheriff's deputies. Commissioners voted 3-2 against providing the funds necessary to double the number…

Northwest Iowa college gets $6M gift for science building

ORANGE CITY, Iowa (AP) - Northwestern College says it's received a $6 million gift for its new science building, the largest single gift in school history. The $24.5 million building will be named for benefactors Jack and Mary DeWitt, who…

Douglas schools want to double security staff

BOX ELDER, S.D. (AP) - The Douglas School District wants to beef up security by adding two additional sheriff's deputies. School administrators are asking the Pennington County Commission to help fund the positions, which would double the number of school…

Iowa Legislative Bill to Target School "Lunch Shaming"

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A bill approved by the Iowa Legislature last week targets so-called "lunch shaming," where students whose families owe money are singled out, given inferior meals or even have their food dumped in the garbage. The…

University of Iowa halts construction amid budget cuts

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - The University of Iowa plans to halt more than 100 campus construction projects in response to budget cuts approved by state lawmakers. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that the freeze went into effect Thursday and…

Volunteers Prep For Election Day In Sioux Falls

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Tuesday is Election Day in the City of Sioux Falls. While the polls may not open until 7 a.m. tomorrow, volunteers are already working behind the scenes. There are 55 polling locations in 66 precincts for…

UMinn wins $42 million biomedical research grant

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A $42 million biomedical research grant to the University of Minnesota is one of the biggest federal grants the school has ever received. The university is announcing the National Institutes of Health grant Friday morning. The Star…

Iowa Board of Regents considers tuition increases

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa Board of Regents has proposed raising tuition at the state's three public universities by 3.5 percent, but thousands of students would see much higher increases under the board's plan. The Des Moines Register…

Iowa superintendent seeks funds for school security jobs

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - The Davenport schools superintendent is asking the Legislature to allow reserve funds to be spent on security enhancements and additional staff in the wake of a deadly school shooting in Florida. Art Tate is the superintendent…

Board approves tuition increase for tech school students

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota Board of Technical Education has approved a slight tuition increase at the state's four technical institutes for the upcoming school year. The board voted Tuesday for the $2-per-credit hour increase, which officials…

Apple unveils educational app at school event

CHICAGO (AP) - Apple is rolling out a new educational app and giving away extra online storage to teachers and students in an attempt to reclaim some of the ground that it has lost in U.S. classrooms. The additional features…

State Senate sustains veto of changes to scholarship

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota senators have declined to override Gov. Dennis Daugaard's veto of a bill that would have given home-schooled students another path to get a state scholarship. The Senate voted 21-10 Monday to overcome the veto,…

Tuition assistance program bill veto sustained

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota representatives have voted not to override Gov. Dennis Daugaard's veto of a bill that aimed to impose new requirements for college tuition assistance programs. Representatives voted 43-20 Monday to overcome the rejection, falling short…

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