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Jun 5, 2015 - 6:30 PM

First Build Dakota Scholarships Given Out

First Build Dakota Scholarships Given Out

The first students to get the new Build Dakota Scholarships accepted them at Southeast Tech on Friday.

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May 29, 2015 - 8:57 AM

Rutland School District Residents To Vote Again On Opt Out

Rutland School District Residents To Vote Again On Opt Out

People in the Rutland school district will vote a second time on a proposed opt out of the state-imposed property tax freeze.

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Apr 23, 2015 - 5:00 PM

Education Majors In High Demand

Education Majors In High Demand

A task force reevaluating the education funding formula in South Dakota is beginning to gather information.

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Apr 10, 2015 - 4:59 PM

Why Future Teachers Say They Leave South Dakota

Why Future Teachers Say They Leave South Dakota

Not even scholarships are enough to keep new teachers from leaving South Dakota. A recent statewide study that said one-third of graduating teachers plan to leave the state.

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Apr 7, 2015 - 12:26 PM

Starbucks Wants To Help More Employees Earn Degrees

Starbucks Wants To Help More Employees Earn Degrees

Starbucks says its workers can now have four years of tuition covered for an online college degree from Arizona State University instead of just two, marking the latest sign that companies are rethinking their treatment of low-wage workers.

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Mar 23, 2015 - 6:13 PM

Rapid City School Board To Consider Tax Opt-Out

Rapid City School Board To Consider Tax Opt-Out

Already struggling to offer teacher pay that competes with other state schools, administrators in Rapid City say they are running out of places to cut to balance the budget. Next up is consideration of an opt-out of the state-imposed property tax freeze.

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Mar 18, 2015 - 6:15 PM

Tech Schools Prepare For Tuition Increase

Tech Schools Prepare For Tuition Increase

Students at South Dakota’s four technical institutes will be paying more in tuition and fees.

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Feb 24, 2015 - 5:56 PM

Rural District Reacts To Education Discussion

Rural District Reacts To Education Discussion

From SDSU students demonstrating to the Governor announcing a task force, there's been increased education funding discussions in the state in recent weeks.

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Feb 19, 2015 - 5:00 PM

SDSU Education Students Rally For Higher Teacher Pay

SDSU Education Students Rally For Higher Teacher Pay

You don't need to be a math teacher to see that the numbers do not add up.

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Feb 16, 2015 - 10:28 AM

Build Dakota Scholarship Applications Available Starting Tomorrow

Build Dakota Scholarship Applications Available Starting Tomorrow

The Build Dakota Scholarship board has announced the eight areas that will offer scholarships in 54 programs at South Dakota's four tech schools.  

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Feb 12, 2015 - 10:00 PM

School Board Concerned About Bill in Pierre

School Board Concerned About Bill in Pierre

A proposal to put a cap on property taxes could put the squeeze on a few school districts in South Dakota.  A supporter of House Bill 1207 said the bill aims keep property taxes low as values of ag land rise.

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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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