Education

SD Official: Universities Shouldn't Be Immigration Police

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A top South Dakota Board of Regents official says universities shouldn't play the role of immigration police after a lawmaker proposed banning people who are living in the U.S. illegally from enrolling at the state's public…

Kids Learning About Science In First Lego League

Sioux Falls, S.D.- A competition is teaching kids about robotics and coding while instilling teamwork and fun. The First Lego League is an international organization teaching younger children about the fun of science as well as building valuable life skills.…

Teacher's Union Pans Bill Targeting University Faculty Union

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A South Dakota teacher's union says a bill to end collective bargaining at state public universities is an attempt to silence the voice of educators. South Dakota Education Association President Mary McCorkle says the measure would…

Senator Wants To Bar People In US Illegally From SD Colleges

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A South Dakota state senator has proposed banning people who are living in the U.S. illegally from enrolling at any of the state's public universities. Republican Sen. Stace Nelson's bill introduced this week would also declare…

Lawmaker Seeks Control Over Public University Tuition Hikes

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The state Legislature would have control over tuition increases at South Dakota's public universities under a bill introduced at the Capitol. Republican Rep. Lynne DiSanto said Tuesday that the state Board of Regents, which currently sets…

Augustana Athletic Director Larscheid Stepping Down

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Augustana University athletic director Slade Larscheid is stepping down to pursue other opportunities and spend more time with family. The 34-year-old Larscheid has been on the job at the Sioux Falls school for about four…

Raven Industries Announces $5 Million Donation to SDSU

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Raven Industries is donating $5 million dollars to South Dakota State University. The money will help establish a "Precision Agriculture" facility in Brookings. The facility allows for collaboration of multiple areas of learning including engineering, agronomy, and…

University Of South Dakota Gets Innovation Grant

Sioux Falls, SD- About a Million Dollars in grant money is coming to South Dakota to help spur innovation. The University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business is the recipient of the I6 Challenge Grant from the U.S. Department…

Christmas Tree Shortage Not Affecting Businesses

SOUTH DAKOTA-  Experts say those looking for the picture-perfect Christmas tree this year may find it hard to come by or see an uptick in pricing due to the 2008 economy. Nationwide, businesses…

USD to Offer In-State Tuition to Nebraska Residents

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - The University of South Dakota has announced it will offer in-state tuition to first-year students and transfer students from Nebraska. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the school in Vermillion, South Dakota, made the announcement Thursday, describing…

Regulators Ask Enbridge To Tweak Pipeline Environment Review

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Minnesota's utility regulators have rejected a state environmental review of Enbridge's controversial oil pipeline across northern Minnesota. The Minnesota Public Utilities Commission has determined the Environmental Impact Statement for Enbridge's proposed Line 3 pipeline is…

Regents OK 2 Large Projects At Northern State University

ABERDEEN, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota's Board of Regents has approved two large projects at Northern State University in Aberdeen. The regents gave unanimous support to a $6.3 million football practice and women's soccer fields, complete with pavilion, and a…

GOP Plan Expands College Savings Plans To Cover K-12 Costs

A Republican proposal would allow parents to put money they save for their children's college costs toward K-12 education in a measure hailed as a win by school choice supporters. The last-minute amendment to the Republicans' tax plan allows parents…

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