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Feb 9, 2015 - 5:04 PM

School Board President Reacts to Education Task Force

School Board President Reacts to Education Task Force

The head of the Sioux Falls School Board says an education study is a good start and hopes it leads to long-awaited solutions.  Before that can happen, Governor Dennis Daugaard wants answers.  That's why he is proposing the Blue Ribbon Task Force.

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Feb 3, 2015 - 6:12 AM

Study: College Completion Gap Between Rich, Poor Widens

Study: College Completion Gap Between Rich, Poor Widens

The gap in bachelor-degree attainment between the nation's richest and poorest students by age 24 has doubled during the last four decades.

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Jan 29, 2015 - 9:55 PM

School Funding 101 From SF School District

School Funding 101 From SF School District

South Dakota ranks last in the country in average teacher salary, and based on the math, that standing isn't changing anytime soon.

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Jan 29, 2015 - 1:20 PM

Education Funding Presentation In Sioux Falls Thursday

Education Funding Presentation In Sioux Falls Thursday

The Sioux Falls School District Business Manager is giving a presentation on education funding Thursday night.

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Jan 22, 2015 - 5:20 PM

Black Hills State Brings In Big Money

Black Hills State Brings In Big Money

Black Hills State University is celebrating record donations.

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Dec 16, 2014 - 10:15 PM

Rapid City School Officials To Consider Tax Opt Out

Rapid City School Officials To Consider Tax Opt Out

Faced with budget shortfalls,  Rapid City school officials are considering opting out of a state property tax limit.  But the board has a long process of study before it reaches its decision.

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Oct 27, 2014 - 6:06 PM

Education Association Responds to Teacher Pay Poll Results

Education Association Responds to Teacher Pay Poll Results

The President of the South Dakota Education Association believes results from a recent poll on teacher pay are encouraging.  In our KELO-TV - Argus Leader poll, we asked about adding a seasonal sales tax to help raise teacher pay across South Dakota.

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Oct 26, 2014 - 6:00 AM

KELO TV/Argus Leader Poll: Medicaid/Teacher Pay

KELO TV/Argus Leader Poll: Medicaid/Teacher Pay

There are a number of big issues this election year, but there are also big issues that people won't be voting on next week, like raising teacher pay and expanding Medicaid.

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Oct 14, 2014 - 6:08 PM

Student Loan Debt Hits Americans Hard

Student Loan Debt Hits Americans Hard

Student loans are the largest form of debt for Americans aside from housing.

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Sep 24, 2014 - 10:05 AM

Schools Getting Fake InvoicesUser Generated Content

Schools Getting Fake Invoices

Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa is warning schools and school districtsin our service area about possible fake invoices for educational supplies. In the past few weeks, there has been a rush of complaints filed against “Scholastic School Supply” claiming to have either a Nevada or New Jersey address. Both addresses have turned out to be mail drops.

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Sep 16, 2014 - 3:13 PM

BBB Alert: Schools Receiving Fake InvoicesUser Generated Content

BBB Alert: Schools Receiving Fake Invoices

Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Nebraska, South Dakota, The Kansas Plains and Southwest Iowa is warning schools and school districts in our service area about possible fake invoices for educational supplies. In the past few weeks, there has been a rush of complaints filed against “Scholastic School Supply” claiming to have either a Nevada or New Jersey address. Both addresses have turned out to be mail drops.

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Sep 8, 2014 - 3:49 PM

Proposal Would Create Fund To Increase Teacher Pay

Proposal Would Create Fund To Increase Teacher Pay

Representatives from three South Dakota education organizations have a proposal they say would increase teacher salaries and make the state more attractive to young educators.

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Sep 2, 2014 - 5:04 PM

Educating The Public On Education Funding

Educating The Public On Education Funding

The presentations will have facts and figures about everything from comparing state and federal funding in neighboring states to teacher salaries.

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