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Chinese Province to Ban Homework on Cellphone Apps

In this Sept. 4, 2018, photo released by Xinhua News Agency, students line-up to get eyesight test at a primary school in Donglin Township of Huzhou City, east China’s Zhejiang Province. An eastern Chinese province plans to ban teachers from assigning homework to be completed on cellphone apps as part of efforts to preserve students’ eyesight. Zhejiang province issued a…

Illinois College Settles Unfair Practice Case With 48 States

DES MOINES, Iowa – A Chicago-area for-profit college has agreed to reform its recruiting and enrollment practices and forego collecting about $493 million in student debt owed by 179,529 students. Career Education Corp., of Schaumberg, Illinois, agreed to a settlement with attorneys general from 48 states and the District of Columbia to close an investigation that began in 2014. New…

School Bus Driver Shortage Creates Headaches for Districts Nationwide

LINCOLN, Neb. – School districts throughout the U.S. are struggling to find school bus drivers, a challenge that has worsened with low unemployment and a strong economy. The problem has become so severe that some districts are offering sign-up bonuses for new drivers, while others rely on mechanics, custodians and other school employees to fill the gap. For parents and…

More Than 340 Iowa Schools Are Struggling

DES MOINES, Iowa – State education officials say more than 340 Iowa schools have been identified as struggling. The Iowa Department of Education stated in a report released Tuesday that 34 schools need comprehensive improvement for all students and 307 need targeted support for some student groups. The department says the schools’ students are not meeting state benchmarks for learning…

Sioux Falls Unified Champion School Unites Students

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Schools across South Dakota are choosing to become more inclusive by becoming a Unified Champion School through the South Dakota Special Olympics. This means the school is choosing to promote social inclusion of those with and without disabilities through education and sports. Roosevelt High School is in its second year with the program. There are many different things…

Pop Up Breakfast Raises Money for a Good Cause

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Sanaa’s 8th Street Gourmet, a popular Downtown Sioux Falls restaurant is usually closed on Sundays, but Sanaa opened up her doors this morning for a good cause. The restaurant held its first ever pop up breakfast. Sanaa’s usually serves Mediterranean food, but people were in for a treat today, as a traditional syrian breakfast was on the…

Thousands of Students Participate in 31st Annual Festival of Bands

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- September to October is marching band season and Saturday one of midwest’s largest marching band events made its way through Downtown Sioux Falls. It’s the the 31st annual Festival of Bands where marching band students from across South Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota And Nebraska show off their skills. “Marching bands spend July and August and September practicing everyday…

New High School and Middle School Planned in Sioux Falls by 2022

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Sioux Falls is continuing to grow meaning more space will be needed to accommodate everyone. Right now there are 34 schools in Sioux Falls.  In order to plan for this growth the Sioux Falls School District says it has to build new schools. Sioux Falls schools are at or going over capacity. “We’ve grown by quite a little…

Students Inspired by STEM Related Careers During Raven AeroStar Balloon Day

BALTIC, S.D.- Raven Industries is a major manufacturer in the Sioux Empire. Their unique tech company, “Raven Aerostar,” put on a special event today to inspire the next generation of workers. 200 middle and high schoolers weren’t at school today, instead they were playing with balloons at the Raven Innovation Campus in Baltic. Through observation and hands-on activities, students learned about…

South Dakota Medical Students Find their Match

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Today marks an important next chapter for 4th year medical students across the nation. Over 17 thousand people found out which hospitals they’ll be training at for the next several years to become doctors. Match day is an important step at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine A single letter holds the future for…

The Difference Volunteers Can Make in Area Schools

"I went to present some grant checks ... and I was hooked," says Board Chair.

Educators and school districts continue to make the most of what funding they have available. But there are a lot of programs teachers and students might benefit from – on every level – if the money were there. That’s where, in Sioux Falls, the Public Schools Education Foundation comes in. Learn what motivates those engaged with the Foundation to continue the…

Alleged Sexual Assault Involving USD Students

We’re learning new details tonight involving an alleged sexual assault involving University of South Dakota students. The USD community is reacting to an alleged off-campus sexual assault involving students. Student body president, Teagan McNary, says students are upset, but still feel safe. “It’s upsetting, and I think it just shows that while we do a lot of training for the…

Longest Running Specialty School In SFSD Has Long Waiting List

School Requires Parent Involvement, Results In Greater Academic Achievement

Among the 23 elementary schools in the Sioux Falls School District, five are specialty schools. Established more than four decades ago, All-City Elementary at Jane Addams is the longest running and so is the waiting list. Around 90 students are vying for a spot at the school on the 2500 block of West Brookings Street, which is more than half…

New Program Benefits Elementary Students With Special Needs

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – In the first week back to school, a Sioux Falls elementary is implementing a new program to benefit those with special needs. “Trends are that children are less active, they aren’t rolling down hills, and they are not making mud pies,” says Physical Therapist at Susan B. Anthony Elementary, Jolene Gordon. Gordon says technology is changing…

SF School District Recruits Adorable Kids To Tackle Attendance Issues In PSA Campaign

The Sioux Falls School District is getting creative to get kids to go to school. Using advertisements featuring children, the district has created a campaign called ‘Attendance Matters. Every Student. Every Day.’ Their goal is to increase student attendance by five percent by 20-20. Dressed as teachers, complete with either a blouse or a sweater vest and glasses, the Sioux…

Impacts Of Addiction Inspire Student-Made Art

High schoolers paint an important picture about addiction recovery

Several dozen paintings on display in Sioux Falls Friday evening depict the struggle of overcoming addiction.  Amazingly, the artists behind them are only teenagers. Around 45 high schoolers from Roosevelt and Axtell Park created artwork for the “Art of Healing” art show downtown.  Many students in the show have either battled addiction, or have had a loved one go through…