Education

Christmas Tree Shortage Not Affecting Businesses

SOUTH DAKOTA-¬†¬†Experts say those looking for the picture-perfect Christmas tree this year may find it hard to come by or see an uptick in pricing due to the 2008 economy. Nationwide, businesses…

USD to Offer In-State Tuition to Nebraska Residents

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The University of South Dakota has announced it will offer in-state tuition to first-year students and transfer students from Nebraska. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the school in Vermillion, South Dakota, made the announcement Thursday, describing…

Regulators Ask Enbridge To Tweak Pipeline Environment Review

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota's utility regulators have rejected a state environmental review of Enbridge's controversial oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has determined the Environmental Impact Statement for Enbridge's proposed Line 3 pipeline is…

Regents OK 2 Large Projects At Northern State University

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota's Board of Regents has approved two large projects at Northern State University in Aberdeen. The regents gave unanimous support to a $6.3 million football practice and women's soccer fields, complete with pavilion, and a…

GOP Plan Expands College Savings Plans To Cover K-12 Costs

A Republican proposal would allow parents to put money they save for their children's college costs toward K-12 education in a measure hailed as a win by school choice supporters. The last-minute amendment to the Republicans' tax plan allows parents…

3 Iowa Public Universities Request Funding For Financial Aid

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Presidents of Iowa's three state universities are asking for funding to pay for more financial aid for undergraduate students. But stagnant tax revenue could make additional spending unlikely. The university presidents requested $12 million on…

$4.5 Million School Plan Voted Down In Wessington Springs

WESSINGTON SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) - Voters have narrowly defeated a $4.5 million bond issue to upgrade the century-old high school in Wessington Springs. 59 percent of the 751 voters in Tuesday's election favored the project, but it needed 60 percent…

The Barrel House Donates $92,000 To Kids In Need

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The Sioux Falls School District received a big donation during their school board meeting Monday night. Through their Hungry Hearts Campaign, The Barrel House donated $92,000 to the district. The majority, $82,000 worth, will go toward…

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…

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