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Yesteryear Once More

Old Elizabeth--she picked up a white woman's name--never heard of Susan B. Anthony. Couldn't have. She didn't know English, knew nothing about a right to vote. But that didn't mean she wasn't a feminist. No sir and no ma'am.

Old Elizabeth had little to do with men, but a lot to say. Outspoken? Yes, on all things gender-related. Opinionated?—you bet. She flat out didn't like men.

Alexis:  Technology....for better or for worse is here to stay...giving us instant access to answers and beyond what is in our textbooks.  It is entertaining and interactive and we seem to be born knowing how to use it.

Jami:    We like using technology, plain and simple.  It allows us to go beyond what we thought was ever possible.

Alexis:  Personalized instruction sounds great on paper, but the reality of large classrooms and limited resources is what students are often faced with.

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If you can take I-90, west, most people think you’d be downright crazy taking Highway 18, a meandering two-lane-r that slows through small towns you’d never otherwise notice. Highway 18 barely deserves the word highway.

But if you’re crazy enough to wander and you have the time, you could do worse than score a big sky sunset some late afternoon over Hwy. 18. It’ll take you through endless reservation lands, two of them—the Rosebud and Pine Ridge—side by side in the lower echelon of west river South Dakota counties.

Did you know some of our local ISU Extension and Outreach county offices have been here serving Iowans for over 100 years? In 1903, a group of Sioux County farmers cooperated with Iowa State University to establish the "extension idea" - taking the knowledge and research of our land-grant college to the people. Today Iowa State University Extension and Outreach serves as a 99-county campus providing education and partnerships designed to solve today’s problems and prepare for the future.

Iowa's Graduation Rate is Up, As Is Siouxland's

Apr 12, 2017

Iowa’s high school graduation rate has increased for the fifth year

in a row.  Sioux City schools’ graduation rates also improved. However, dropout rates were slightly higher across the state.  Siouxland Public Media’s Mary Hartnett has more.

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Buena Vista University Uses Grant to Improve STEM Edcuation

Jan 5, 2017

A generous couple has given Buena Vista University in Storm Lake a $500,000 endowment to help the school prepare education students to teach in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. Siouxland Public Media’s Mary Hartnett has more.    :44

As part of the endowment's launch, students were able to experience BVU’s first-ever STEM classroom this fall semester. Assistant professor of education Dr. John Bedward says the lab and new curriculum are giving students real-life, hands-on experience.

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Summer Reading Program Study Successful

Dec 1, 2016

By May 2018, every Iowa school district will be required to have a third grade summer reading program in place.  New research shows that Iowa’s summer reading programs are successful, but there are some areas that need work.  Siouxland Public Media’s Mary Hartnett has this report.

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Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota Science Assessments

Oct 28, 2016

Iowa, South Dakota and Nebraska have placed in the top third of the country in a national science test.  Siouxland Public Media’s Mary Hartnett has more. 

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Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota Science Assessments

Oct 28, 2016

Iowa, South Dakota and Nebraska have placed in the top third of the country in a national science test.  Siouxland Public Media’s Mary Hartnett has more. 

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