Education

Iowa Governor Plans Event to Sign Education Funding Bills

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Gov. Kim Reynolds plans to sign education funding bills sent to her last week by lawmakers providing a 2 percent increase in state per-pupil funding for the budget year beginning in July. Reynolds has scheduled…

Watching Snow Fall, Not Grades

ESTHERVILLE, IA - Sometimes when snow falls, so do students grades. One district in Northwest Iowa isn't letting students fall behind, despite mother nature's greatest efforts. KDLT News Today went to Estherville to find out more on the 'virtual snow…

T-Mobile, Sprint Execs Defending Merger to Lawmakers

WASHINGTON - Top executives of T-Mobile and Sprint are taking the case for their 26.5 billion merger to Congress, arguing that joining their companies won't hurt competition or jack up prices for wireless service. They could face skepticism at a…

House Passes Restrictions on Teaching About Gender Dysphoria

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota representatives have approved a bill to prohibit public school instruction about gender dysphoria through seventh grade. The House voted 39-30 Tuesday to send the bill to the state Senate. Republican Rep. Tom Pischke, the…

South Dakota Rep. Introduces Transgender Athlete Bill

PIERRE, S.D. - Less than a week after a bill that would have put restrictions on transgender student athletes failed the South Dakota senate, a similar bill has been introduced in the state house. House bill 12-25 was brought fourth…

Wind Chill is Main Factor for Calling off School in Bitter Temps

  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. --- The bitter cold is impacting area schools. Like many school districts Sioux Falls has closed schools for Wednesday. That announcement was made Tuesday afternoon. Superintendent Dr. Brian Maher says he works with the National Weather Service…

Cold Shuts Down Large Universities Across Midwest

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Major universities in parts of the Midwest are shutting down because of the extreme cold blanketing the region. Arctic air dipping into the region sent temperatures plunging Tuesday, and even colder weather is expected Wednesday. Hundreds of…

USD Cancels Classes Until Thursday Morning

VERMILLION, S.D. - The University of South Dakota has canceled classes until 8 a.m. Thursday morning, due to the extreme cold weather. The University says online classes will resume as scheduled. Residence halls will remain open. Dining services will operate…

South Dakota State University Campus Closed Due to Weather

BROOKINGS, S.D. - (From SDSU) South Dakota State University will close its Brookings campus due to the predicted weather conditions that include extreme cold temperatures and a severe wind chill warning. The closing impacts SDSU’s main campus and all supporting…

Colleges Delay Tuition, Offer Aid As Shutdown Hits Students

A growing number of colleges and universities are postponing tuition payments and offering grants to students whose finances have been tied up by the government shutdown. Statewide college systems in New York, Connecticut and Nevada have agreed to delay payments…

Briar Cliff University Announces $2M Gift

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - Briar Cliff University in Sioux City has announced a $2 million gift from the Sisters of St. Francis. The money will be used to establish an endowed chair in theology and support Briar Cliff in…

School Zone: DSU Students Prep For 'Global Game Jam'

MADISON, S.D. - Creating a video game from scratch can take months or even years to do, but could you imagine doing it in 48 hours? Oh yeah, without any breaks either? That's what lies ahead of the students at…

Noem Seeks Hikes for Education, State Workers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - Gov. Kristi Noem is proposing higher spending for education, state employees and Medicaid providers than former Gov. Dennis Daugaard suggested in his final budget address last year The new Republican governor gave her first proposed budget…

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