USD named to NCTQ Teacher Prep Honor Roll for secondary education program

The University of South Dakota is making the grade when it comes to educating future educators. According to information released by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ), USD was named to the NCTQ’s Teacher Prep Review’s National Honor Roll, earning three out of a possible four stars for training … Read Article

Regents approve year-long residency concept for student teachers

By David Lias A “redesign” of teacher education and education leadership programs that has already been introduced into some University of South Dakota programs will be expanded statewide. The South Dakota Board of Regents, at its meeting Wednesday on the USD campus, recommended that Jack R. Warner, the Regents … Read Article

Fire department training stresses proper extinguisher use

Vermillion Fire Chief Shannon Draper (right) assists an employee of Vermillion Public Transit during a fire extinguisher training that was held Monday afternoon.

(Travis Gulbrandson/Vermillion Plain Talk)

By Travis Gulbrandson As of Monday afternoon, the Vermillion Fire Department has taught more than 100 locals the proper use of fire extinguishers. The program began two months ago and takes place at the training center by the airport, offering an educational opportunity for business owners and their employees, … Read Article