Education

Donor Commits $4.1M To Support SDSU's Wokini Initiative

BROOKINGS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota State University President Barry Dunn says an anonymous donor has committed $4.1 million to support a school initiative for South Dakota tribal members. The commitments announced Thursday include $4 million for a new American…

Students React To USF's $10,000 Tuition Decrease

  SIOUX FALLS, SD --- The University of Sioux Falls announced today that it's resetting its undergraduate tuition rates from $27,980 to $17,980. The $10,000 decrease by the private liberal arts school…

Average South Dakota Teacher Salary Rises 8.8% In 2017

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - State officials say South Dakota's average teacher salary increased by nearly 9 percent this year. The Department of Education says the average salary rose to about $45,000 for the 2017 fiscal year, putting the state on…

University Of Sioux Falls Announces Tuition Initiative

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - The University of Sioux Falls announced today that it's resetting its undergraduate tuition price by $10,000 to $17,980. The change, which will take effect in the fall of 2018 for all new and returning students, will bring…

Anonymous Donor Gives Iowa School District $2M

LE MARS, Iowa (AP) - An anonymous donor has given a northwestern Iowa school district $2 million to renovate a high school sports complex. The Le Mars Community School Foundation will use the money to replace the existing grass on…

Reactions To USD President Abbott's Retirement

VERMILLION, SD --- Scott Pohlson the Vice President of Enrollment says Abbott’s tenure is nothing short of accomplished as he credits Abbott with the 45 million to 258 million endowment increase, division one transition and 350 million dollar facility renovations.…

Enrollment Up Slightly At South Dakota Public Universities

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota Board of Regents says fall enrollment at the state's six public universities increased slightly compared to last year, up a third of one percent. The total number of students at the six universities…

Community Gathers for Walk to End Alzheimer’s

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-  The sidewalk of 8th and railroad and throughout Falls Park was lit up in purple as community members and loved ones walked in honor of those battling Alzheimer’s disease.…

South Dakota Tech Schools Get Funding For New Equipment

MITCHELL, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota's four technical institutes are receiving more than $860,000 in funding to purchase up-to-date equipment to ensure students are properly trained for today's workforce. Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced the funding Thursday for equipment needs in…

Tri-Valley School District Walks Back Offer

COLTON, S.D. - A letter sent out by the Tri-Valley School District is creating some backlash. The district invited home-school students to attend school in the district for one day, Sept. 29. In the letter, Superintendent Mike Lomdel said school…

Healthcare Officials Celebrate Simulation Week and Its Impact

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- This week health care professionals across the world are in the spotlight for Simulation Week. It’s designed to showcase the training professionals undergo to improve safety and efficiency in patient care. “They are life like, they are realistic,…

More Students Taking, Scoring Well on ACT

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota saw a significant increase in the percentage of graduating seniors who took the ACT in 2017, while the state’s average composite score remained above the national average and down slightly from 2016. South Dakota’s average…

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