Education

USF Bridges Program Geared Toward Immigrant, Refugee Education

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A local university is making strides to equip needy populations in the community to gain workforce skills. The University of Sioux Falls Bridges Program began classes in October after Kilian Community College closed last year. The…

Iowa Elementary School Uses Therapy Pig To Improve Learning

MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) - An elementary school in eastern Iowa is using a therapy pig to help special education students manage emotions and focus on learning. Frankie the pig serves as a calming mechanism. Students showing signs of emotional distress…

USD Campus Forum On Sexual Assault Draws Large Crowd

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) - University of South Dakota officials say they're taking steps to better train staff and students on the proper ways to respond to sexual assaults. The comments came at a Monday forum on campus on sexual assault…

Iowa City Schools Plan To Stop Using Seclusion Rooms

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa City school district has told parents that it will stop using seclusion rooms that are intended for students who pose threats to themselves or others. District Superintendent Stephen Murley said in an email…

University of Northwestern and Life 96.5 to open a new building

The University of Northwestern Saint Paul and Life 96.5 are teaming up to bring a new building to Sioux Falls. They hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Monday morning to celebrate the partnership. The two Christian-based organizations says more classes are needed…

Drug Epidemic Impacting Children

SIOUX FALLS ,S.D.- The drug epidemic in the United States is something that every community has become familiar with, even here in the Sioux Empire. The Sioux Falls Police Department…

Alleged Sexual Assault Involving USD Students

We’re learning new details tonight involving an alleged sexual assault involving University of South Dakota students. The USD community is reacting to an alleged off-campus sexual assault involving students. Student body…

Mitchell Area Safehouse Offers Resources After Homicide

MITCHELL,S.D.- Like many communities, Mitchell is seeing a growing problem with domestic violence in the community. The Mitchell Area Safehouse says in 2016, they helped house nearly 200 women and children in need of a home and 61 clients filed…

Course Teaches Teens About Car Repair And Safety

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Many newly licensed teenagers will experience driving in the winter for the first time this year and a Sioux Falls organization is hoping to prepare the youth for what's to come.…

March in Honor of White Cane Day

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Members of the visually impaired community gathered in Sioux Falls for a march to protect the rights of pedestrians in honor of National White Cane Day on Sunday. People gathered at the China Express restaurant this Saturday…

SF School District Offering Free Flu Shots

Middle and high schools in Sioux Falls are offering free flu shots to students. Students at Washington High School lined up for their shots Wednesday.  The free clinic is set up to keep students and staff healthy during flu season. …

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