Education

Demystifying Technology With Girls Breaker Day

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- As engineering and technology fields present new career possibilities for future generations, one program in Sioux Falls is making sure girls aren't missing out on the chance to learn new skills. Girls Breaker Day…

Drought Conditions Worsen Across the Area

Last week we took at the latest drought conditions across the state of South Dakota. Sadly, the news isn’t any better this time around. This week’s U.S. DroughtMonitor update, which was released earlier this morning, shows an increase in drought…

South Dakota Technical Institute Considers Offering Housing

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - For the first time, Western Dakota Technical Institute students could have the option of living on campus. The Rapid City Journal reports that officials have unveiled tentative plans to buy several modular homes to install…

ACLU Wants New Rules On Schools Use Of Seclusion Rooms

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa and six other attorneys want state rules changed regarding public schools' use of padded seclusion rooms and physical restraints. The ACLU and the attorneys last week filed a…

College Borrowers Promised Loan Forgiveness Are Left To Wait

BOSTON (AP) - Thousands of former students of failed for-profit colleges are still waiting for loan forgiveness they were promised by the Obama administration. Borrower advocates say the process to get loans canceled appears to have slowed since President Donald…

University Of Minnesota To Raise Tuition This Fall

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The University of Minnesota will raise tuition at its Twin Cities campus this fall. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that the university's board voted Tuesday to approve university President Eric Kaler's recommended budget, which…

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…

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