Education

South Dakota Senate Panel Approves Science Instruction Bill

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A Senate panel has approved a bill that says teachers can't be prohibited from discussing the strengths and weaknesses of scientific information on issues such as climate change and evolution during classes. The Senate Education Committee…

Working With Da Vinci To Be Better Surgeons

  With three to four arms, small pincers and a high definition camera, this machine looks like something out of a science fiction movie. But it's actually helping doctors save patients lives and…

From Mitchell To Uganda

  For a handful of students at Dakota Wesleyan, their winter break was spent thousands of miles away... not on a vacation but on a special mission trip to Uganda.  For…

Company Gives $50K Donation Under New School Choice Law

PIERRE (AP)-- A Sioux Falls company has given a $50,000 contribution to help South Dakota students attend private schools under a state-backed scholarship program. Michael VanErdewyk, CEO and chairman at ReliaMax, said Tuesday that helping students and their families with…

South Dakota's College Readiness Test Getting Little Use

(AP)-- Officials in South Dakota say poor communication may be one reason why more school districts aren't using a program aimed at cutting the need for remedial classes in college. The Accuplacer College Placement Test is a free program that…

Let's Talk Safe Sex At USD

According to the most recent data from the South Dakota Department of Health, in 2016, they saw the most chlamydia cases ever in one year as well as the most gonorrhea cases…

Siouxland Libraries Offers Free Online Courses

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. -  If you're interested in taking up a new hobby or learning a new skill, Siouxland Libraries can help you out. The library now offers access to Lynda.com.  It's free if you have a library card.  The…

Criminal Justice Student Eligible For Tuition Restitution

Globe University and the Minnesota School of Business have been ordered to pay restitution to more than 1,200 criminal justice students. The for-profit schools in Woodbury were found in violation of the state's deceptive trade practices law. Minnesota Attorney General…

Globe University Discontinues Operations

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - In less than a year, two colleges have closed their doors in Sioux Falls. Kilian Community College was first, and now Globe University is following suit, leaving current students scrambling and future students looking for different…

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