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New Associate Degrees Approved For Dakota State And USD

The South Dakota Board of Regents has approved new associate degrees aimed at meeting identified workforce development needs. Starting next fall, two-year degrees will be available in integrated science from the University of South Dakota and in web development from Dakota State University.

Governor: Tax Revenue To Blame For Shortfall In 2017

South Dakota’s Governor is proposing that we spend more than $1.6 billion in 2018. Gov. Dennis Daugaard gave his budget address to the lawmakers at the state capital Tuesday afternoon. Daugaard says his budget is more conservative than in years past because of lower than expected tax revenue. However, he isn’t…

Feds End Student Aid For Globe, Minnesota School Of Business

The U.S. Department of Education says Globe University and the Minnesota School of Business will no longer be allowed to participate in federal student aid programs

New York Times Best-Selling Author To Speak At Mines Commencement

The ceremony will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Theatre. An expected 169 Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Science, Bachelor of Science and Associate of Arts degrees will be awarded.

Mentoring Program Pairs Up Rookie Teachers With Veteran Educators

Young teachers in South Dakota are getting some support from veterans of the classroom. A new statewide mentoring program is pairing rookie teachers up with educators who have been in the business for at least five years.

Live Well Sioux Falls Launches Program To Teach Healthy Eating On A Budget

Live Well Sioux Falls has partnered with other local organizations to provide free healthy grocery store tours to low-income residents. This collaboration was made possible by a grant from Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign, a national effort focused on improving access to healthy food for all kids.

About $108 Billion In Student Loan Debt To Be Forgiven

Congressional investigators say the federal government is expected to forgive at least $108 billion in student loan debt as part of popular plans that tie repayment to borrowers' earnings.

Daugaard: Teachers Seeing Higher Pay After Funding Hike

Gov. Dennis Daugaard's office says public school teachers across South Dakota are seeing their salaries rise due to a sales tax hike and education funding overhaul that lawmakers approved this year.

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