Education

Workforce Education Grants Totaling Over $1 Million Awarded

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The state Department of Education says four South Dakota school districts and one private nonprofit corporation have been awarded workforce education grants totaling over $1 million. The agency said Thursday that the five grants are for…

SD Supreme Court Upholds State Membership In Testing Group

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota Supreme Court has upheld the state's participation in a group that developed Common Core-aligned testing for students. The high court in an opinion filed Wednesday affirmed a lower court's decision in favor of…

SF School Board Votes For 2018 Pre-Labor Day Start

SIOUX FALLS - The Sioux Falls School Board voted unanimously Monday night in approval of the 2018-19 school calendar. That calendar includes moving the start date up to August 23, 2018. The last day of school is scheduled for May…

Marchers March in the Name of Science

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Hundreds of community members in Sioux Falls marched in solidarity with others across the world all in the name of science. The march is a grassroots…

A Senior Class Unlike Any Other

CAMDEN STATE PARK, Minn. - A unique class for seniors at one Minnesota high school started with a request to the Department of Natural Resources. A teacher at Southwest Christian in Edgerton…

Dr. Lein: "It's Hard To Walk Away"

HARRISBURG, S.D. - At the end of this school year, the principal at Harrisburg High School will be moving on to another career. He's been head of the school…

Students Go Deep Underground To Learn About Science

LEAD, S.D. (AP) - Students from around South Dakota are going deep underground to learn answers to some of the most challenging science questions. The Sanford Underground Research Facility in Lead has a Dakota Digital Network connection so researchers and…

Airman Receives Degree Before Deployment

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Today marks a special day that one South Dakota man didn't think he would be able to see.  An Airman from the 114th Fighter Wing who is deploying soon thought…

Sioux City School District Budget Director Placed On Leave

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - The Sioux City school district's budget director has been placed on leave after raising concerns about the superintendent's management style. Documents say the district placed John Chalstrom on paid administrative leave Feb. 13. The move…

Iowa State University Settles Harassment Policy Lawsuit

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Iowa State University has changed discrimination and harassment policies and is settling a lawsuit filed last year by a conservative student who challenged them. Student Robert Dunn refused to sign policy statements that said public…

Crashed Car Display Part of Safe Driving Campaign

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A visual display outside the Empire mall has been catching a lot of people's attention.  Often times, making them do a double take. “It looked pretty real, I guess I didn't really think like a car actually…

Rural Minnesota School Districts Facing Teacher Shortage

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - School districts across Minnesota are struggling to hire and retain teachers. Bob Jaszczak, superintendent of the Kittson Central district, says schools in the rural, northern part of the state have struggled harder than ever to…

Rapid City To Make Head Start Site For Native American Kids

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A Rapid City nonprofit will receive a $1 million grant toward the construction of a facility that will house a program that helps Native American children with school readiness. The Rapid City Journal reports that…

South Dakota Regents Approve Tuition And Fee Hikes

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) - Tuition and fees at South Dakota's six public universities will increase by an average of 2.9 percent next school year under a plan the state Board of Regents has approved. The board voted Thursday for the…

South Dakota Board Of Regents Elects New Board President

SPEARFISH, S.D. (AP) - The state Board of Regents has chosen a new president for the panel that oversees South Dakota's public universities. The regents said Wednesday that the new president, Bob Sutton, is succeeding Randy Schaefer, who will remain…

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