Education

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Young Voters Eager to Cast First Votes in 2018 Midterm

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - A Harvard University Institute of Politics poll released last week shows that 40 percent of 18- to 29-year olds say they will "definitely vote" in the upcoming midterm election. "This group right here, this is Gen…

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.…

De-Stress Room Opens At University of Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS - The family of a University of Minnesota graduate who struggled with addiction has helped fund a wellness room in the Law School where students can de-stress without the distractions of technology or homework. Brennan Gaeth graduated from the…

Construction begins on new South Dakota School for the Blind

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota School for the Blind and Visually Impaired has started construction on a new $13 million school in partnership with Northern State University. Aberdeen American News reports that education officials held a groundbreaking ceremony…

Harrisburg Voters Approve $40M School Bond

HARRISBURG, S.D. - Harrisburg voters approved a $40 million bond yesterday to ease the pressure of overcrowding in the school district. The bond passed with 85% approval with over 1,600 voters casting their vote. $17 million will go towards a…

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