Education

School District Set To Raise Property Taxes In 2018

The Sioux Falls School Board has opted out of a property tax freeze and that could increase your bill next year. Monday night, the school board voted unanimously to set the district's 2018-2019 property tax rate.  The rate is scheduled…

Mickelson Wins SF School Board Seat

SIOUX FALLS - Cynthia Mickelson will serve as the newest member of the Sioux Falls school board. Mickelson won Tuesday’s election with 52.5% of the vote. The Sioux Falls businesswoman tallied 2,278 total votes. She will take office on July…

School Board Election Polls Open Until 7pm

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Sioux Falls voters have until 7 p.m. tonight to vote in this year's school board elections. Polls opened at 7 a.m. at 10 voting locations around the city. Four candidates are vying for one open seat…

Connecticut Teachers, Students Protest DeVos' Comments

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Teachers, students and parents have gathered outside a Connecticut high school to protest U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos calling the school a "dangerous day care." Demonstrators outside East Hartford High School on Tuesday said DeVos…

USD Law School Weighing Move to Sioux Falls

VERMILLION, S.D.- It’s been the talk of the town in vermillion--the University of South Dakota possibly moving the state's only law school to Sioux Falls. USD’s president last Friday announced the formation of a taskforce to review the potential move. He…

Author Looks To Help Readers Learn About Adulthood

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - An author who grew up in South Sioux City, Nebraska is helping those who just graduated, or have been in the working world for a bit, learn how to perfect adulthood. Andy Boyle just released his…

Iowa Faces Shortage Of English Language Teachers

STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) - Iowa school districts are struggling to meet the need for more English language teachers amid growing demand from students and stagnant state funding. The Des Moines Register reports that enrollment in English language learner programs…

Workforce Education Grants Totaling Over $1 Million Awarded

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The state Department of Education says four South Dakota school districts and one private nonprofit corporation have been awarded workforce education grants totaling over $1 million. The agency said Thursday that the five grants are for…

SD Supreme Court Upholds State Membership In Testing Group

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld the state's participation in a group that developed Common Core-aligned testing for students. The high court in an opinion filed Wednesday affirmed a lower court's decision in favor of…

SF School Board Votes For 2018 Pre-Labor Day Start

SIOUX FALLS - The Sioux Falls School Board voted unanimously Monday night in approval of the 2018-19 school calendar. That calendar includes moving the start date up to August 23, 2018. The last day of school is scheduled for May…

Marchers March in the Name of Science

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Hundreds of community members in Sioux Falls marched in solidarity with others across the world all in the name of science. The march is a grassroots…

A Senior Class Unlike Any Other

CAMDEN STATE PARK, Minn. - A unique class for seniors at one Minnesota high school started with a request to the Department of Natural Resources. A teacher at Southwest Christian in Edgerton…

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