Education

O’Gorman High School’s S.T.E.M. Program is Flying to New Heights

SIOUX FALLS, SD-   It’s not every day students are told to fly drones in a gym, but today’s all about education. “Anytime that we can give the kids an opportunity to use hands on manipulative to help them deepen their understanding and growth their depth of knowledge does help them,” says O’Gorman High School Computer Science Teacher Tara Johanneson. What…

Meet the Newest Member of Dakota State University: Dewey

MADISON, S.D. – Sometimes when professors can’t be in the classroom they will cancel class.  The D.S.U. professors of the College of Education have a new, innovative way of being in the classroom no matter the circumstance. After applying for a grant, Dewey arrived on campus in October. Dewey is a telepresence robot that professors and students can control off…

Faulkton School District Residents to Vote on $9M Project

FAULKTON, S.D. (AP) – Residents of the Faulkton School District are voting this month on whether to raise property taxes to pay for a $9 million school improvement project. The proposed bond issue would cover demolition of the existing middle school and high school and the construction of new buildings. It also would fund the renovation of elementary classrooms and…

DSU, AG Office Team Up to Fight Cyber Crime

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The South Dakota Attorney General’s office and Dakota State University are teaming up to fight cyber crime. DSU faculty will help law enforcement with digital forensics education, training and services. A statewide digital forensic center on the DSU campus will also provide services to the division of consumer protection. Dakota State’s staff has been recognized by…

SD Regents Pass Tuition Plan for Students From Nearby States

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) – Students from six surrounding states will soon pay the same tuition rate as South Dakota residents at the state’s public universities. The Rapid City Journal reports that the South Dakota Board of Regents approved the new policy this week. Board President Kevin Schieffer says the goal is to grow enrollment, meet the state’s workforce needs and…

ESports Are Coming to Dakota Wesleyan University

MITCHELL, SD- “There’s an opportunity here ( I believe) to increase some inclusiveness with students who are not participating in other sports at this stage.” What once was an idea is now turning into a reality for Dakota Wesleyan University.  Two years ago, the administration at D.W.U noticed that gaming is something that caught the students interests. After a over-whelming response…

How Parents Attendance At Sporting Events Affects Children

  SIOUX FALLS, SD- “We’re usually a basketball family, but I play both sports and I think we’ve kind of turned into a soccer family,” says 11-year-old Athlete Zach Heineman. Zach and his older brother Will have been playing soccer and basketball since they could remember.  Besides playing in a game, seeing their parents cheer them on motivates them to…

State Report Cards Are In: A Look at Sioux Falls School District

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- There are several highlights Sioux Falls Assistant Superintendent Dr. Teresa Boysen is excited to see on the Sioux Falls School District report card. The district’s average a-c-t score of 23 beats the state average of 22. The numbers also show students are improving on their learning. “English, Language arts, our students in reading we had growth over…

Journey Construction Earns $3.6M Bid Contract for New SF High School

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – After Monday night’s Sioux Falls School Board meeting, the group unanimously chose Journey as the lead construction manager of the new high school. Journey’s role during the process include working closely with the design team and architects during pre-construction to discuss options of different structures to build the school. One priority is finding ways to save…

USD Breaks Ground for the Discovery District

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – “What it means is new opportunities for not only current students, but future students as well.” For years, the University of South Dakota has envisioned the Discovery District.  Located at the University Center, the over 3-hundred million dollar project will house 26 buildings filled with cooperate and research facilities.   However,  it will also be “a neighborhood…

DeVos Proposes Overhaul to Campus Sexual Misconduct Rules

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is proposing a major overhaul to the way colleges handle complaints of sexual misconduct. The Education Department released a plan Friday that would require schools to investigate sexual assault and harassment only if the alleged misconduct was reported to certain campus officials and only if it occurred on campus or other areas overseen by the school….

Kids’ Chance Scholarship Aims to Assist Children of Injured Workers

A statistic that is very rarely talked about, is the number of adults injured or killed on the job – any job. But there are an incredible number of families, farm families in particular in our state, that are impacted by such accidents. When that happens, a family’s income can be significantly affected. College or post-secondary school opportunities for children,…

School Zone: MMCRU

Marcus, IA – The agriculture and industrial tech programs are flourishing at MMCRU due to the presence of new facilities. In addition, school officials are lifting student’s spirits in a unique way. We bring you to Marcus in this edition of ‘School Zone.’ Categories: Education, KDLT News Today, KDLT News Today Interviews, Local News, News, School Zone Tags: Friday Greeters,…

Iowa State to Use Much of $6M Gift for Innovation Center

AMES, Iowa (AP) – Officials say Iowa State will use a large portion of a $6 million gift from Boeing Co. to help fund construction of the Student Innovation Center. A news release sent Tuesday about Boeing’s $6 million commitment says 140,000-square-foot (13,006 square meters) center on the Ames campus is expected to be finished in January 2020. The university…

Students Celebrate Giving Back With “Socktober”

HARRISBURG, S.D. – Students in Harrisburg have a big reason to celebrate with happy feet. “Welcome to Socktober!” You don’t need dancing shoes to boogie to the beat here at Horizon Elementary School. In fact, you don’t need shoes at all. It’s the “sock top.” However,  it’s more than just fall fun. It’s also for a good cause. “So people can have…