Education

Mount Marty to Build New Residence Hall

YANKTON, S.D. - Living spaces for college students in Yankton are expanding. Mount Marty College unveiled plans to build a 96-bed residence hall on its Yankton campus. The $4.5 million project is slated to open in August 2020. The building…

Couple Give $10 Million to University of Northern Iowa

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) - A former student and his wife are donating $10 million to the University of Northern Iowa. University President Mark Nook said Thursday the gift from David and Karen Takes will support a variety of programs…

Poll: Many Say High School Diploma Enough to Succeed

A new poll finds that most young Americans believe in the value of a college degree, but many also say a high school diploma is enough to succeed. The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll comes amid a…

Worthington Considers $34M Expansion of Crowded Schools

WORTHINGTON, Minn. (AP) - Citizens in the southwestern Minnesota town of Worthington are voting on whether to approve nearly $34 million in new borrowing to expand schools filled to overflowing in recent years by an influx of immigrants. Voters in…

Universities Say They're Complying with Campus Speech Law

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota university leaders tell state lawmakers they're working to implement a new law aimed at ensuring free speech and intellectual diversity on campus. A legislative committee summoned regents and university presidents to a meeting…

National University to Become Sanford National University

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota billionaire philanthropist T. Denny Sanford will have San Diego-based National University renamed in his honor. Sanford and the university announced Tuesday the school will be renamed Sanford National University. A formal launch is…

Camp For Aspiring Young Tech Gurus

SIOUX FALLS, S.D - It seems Sioux Falls has a ton of science loving kids, and Hack Sioux Falls gave them opportunities. "I think maybe be an astronomer," says participant Trey Swanstrom. "I…

Fall Enrollment Down at 5 of 6 Public State Universities

PIERRE, S.D. – Fall enrollment at South Dakota’s six public universities is down 3 percent in full-time equivalent students, the South Dakota Board of Regents reported today. The number of full-time equivalent students for the Fall 2019 term—based on total…

USD President Puts Priority on Dakota's Promise Scholarships

VERMILLION, S.D. (AP) - University of South Dakota President Sheila Gestring says establishing a "Dakota's Promise" scholarship for qualifying university students will once again be a priority for the school. In her annual State of the University address on Thursday,…

Local School Moves Towards Modern Classroom Layout

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  More schools are moving away from the traditional classroom look and taking on a more modern layout. In the high school classrooms at Sioux Falls Christian Schools, they’ve created what…

Governor Noem Launches Week of Work Program for Students

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Governor Kristi Noem visited Sioux Falls on Monday to launch the South Dakota Week of Work program. It's an event that allows 10th-grade students to explore different career opportunities within their community through job shadows, industry…

Brandon Valley School Bond Election

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Residents in the Brandon Valley School District were encouraged today to vote on a $17 million bond. The new Sparta Elementary School would be located at East 41st Street and South Sparta Avenue on the east…

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