Education

What a Four-Day School Week Looks Like

MARION, S.D.- More and more schools are considering switching to a four day week. In South Dakota, 34 of the 149 school districts have already made the change according to the South Dakota…

Iowa Board Decides to Require Seat Belts on School Buses

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa State Board of Education has adopted new rules that would require lap-shoulder seat belts on all new buses bought by school districts and state-accredited nonpublic schools. The administrative rules adopted Thursday are still…

Teachers Swap Meet Makes Classroom Shopping Easy

SIOUX FALLS, S.D - It's still July and kids are soaking up the last few weeks of summer. Teachers, however, are already gearing up. Teachers are passionate, but keeping the classroom stocked and become…

Feds Find Potential Fraud in Student Loan Repayment Plans

A federal watchdog agency says thousands of student loan borrowers may be getting their monthly payments lowered by lying about income and family size. The Government Accountability Office issued a report Thursday finding potential fraud in the Education Department's income-driven…

Iowa Universities Plan Steps to Handle Budget Realities

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - The University of Northern Iowa and University of Iowa are identifying areas that could be trimmed to handle revenue limitations. The Iowa City Press-Citizen reports that officials say in budget documents sent to the Iowa…

Teachers Helping Teachers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - We all know how expensive back to school supplies can be. Not only for parents & families, but teachers as well. Teachers often have to use their own funds to stock the classroom. Which is why,…

Nonprofit Helps Teachers Pay For School Supplies

Sioux Falls, S.D - The school year is still weeks away, but many teachers around the Sioux Empire are already getting prepared. For many, they are facing a problem before they even step foot inside the classroom. Teachers like Elizabe…

University of Iowa Team Wins $115M 'Space Weather' Grant

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - A University of Iowa team has won a $115 million grant to develop satellites for studying a system of radiation created by the sun - "space weather." The NASA grant will underwrite development of satellites…

Constructing Potential Careers Through CTE's Summer Camp

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Summer camps are starting to pop up left and right and while most are geared towards fun in the sun, one in Sioux Falls has students thinking about their future. Middle school students drilled, hammered, and…

Jefferson High School Groundbreaking Scheduled for Tuesday

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Sioux Falls' newest high School will break ground next week. A groundbreaking for Jefferson High School is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 18. Journey Construction is the general contractor of the $75 million dollar…

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