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A grant from the U.S. EPA will help provide for cleaner school buses in Sioux Falls.

Cleaner School Buses Coming to Sioux Falls

Cleaner-running school buses are coming to Sioux Falls.

The U.S. Environmental Protection agency says the Sioux Falls School District is getting $450,000 to buy what the EPA says are cleaner school buses that will reduce emissions of air pollution and thus protect the health of children

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The Coughlin Campanile on the SDSU campus

South Dakota State University Wants to Demolish Old Knights Hall

South Dakota State University wants to demolish a former Knights of Columbus hall on the north edge of the Brookings campus.

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University of South Dakota Wants to Separate Athletic Expansion Plans

The University of South Dakota wants to separate its $58 million athletic facility expansion plan into two separate projects.

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Enrollment at South Dakota Public Universities Up Slightly

Enrollment at South Dakota's six public universities grew by slightly less than 1 percent this fall. The head count of students is 36,430, up 327 from the previous year.

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SAT Scores Edge Down; ACT Now More Popular

The College Board is releasing its scores for the high school class of 2012, which scored one point lower on average than the class of 2011 on the critical reading and writing sections of the 800-point exam, and the same on math.

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Chicago Teachers Union Holds Rally After Week of Striking
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Chicago Students Return to Class as Strike Ends

Hundreds of thousands of Chicago public school students are returning to class after teachers ended their seven-day strike.

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Chicago Teachers Union Holds Rally After Week of Striking
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Chicago Teachers Strike Enters 2nd Week

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is turning to the courts to try to put an end to a teachers strike that's entering its second week.

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A report this week said students need better writing skills. Students in the 8th and 12th grades were tested.

Needed: Students’ Writing Skills

A story this week told of students needing better writing skills.

It makes sense, even without knowing what students' writing skills are like.

The ability to put a coherent sentence together seems to me to be one of those things that can only do good, much the same as the ability to read

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The USDA has set out new guidelines that call for leaner, greener school lunches.

Leaner, Greener School Lunches

I was glad to see school kids are in for what are being called leaner, greener lunches.

Now bear in mind it's been well over 40 years since I ate school lunches on a regular basis. Grace and Clara, and later on Grace and Katherine fed my schoolmates and me in the Montrose Public Schools, with the exception of the three-and-a-half years I brought my own lunch, after I was diagnosed as diabetic at the age of 10

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Test: Most Students Not Proficient in Writing

Just a quarter of eighth and 12th grade students in the United States have solid writing skills, even when allowed to use spell-check and other computer word processing tools.

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