(NPN) Anti-smoking groups say South Dakota children will benefit if Congress passes President Obama’s proposal to expand early childhood education and fund it with an increase in federal tobacco taxes.
For some families, getting their children treated for minor illnesses means taking time off from work and spending time in clinic waiting rooms waiting to be seen by a doctor. But families at Hayward Elementary in Sioux Falls are benefitting from a newly opened clinic located right in the school.
South Dakota is the only state that so far has passed a law allowing school personnel to carry guns in schools, despite the proliferation of such bills in the aftermath of the Newtown, Conn., massacre.
The South Dakota Board of Regents has approved a tuition and fees hike of 4.4%, which will amount to about $335 in increased costs for students in the state’s public universities. This brings the average cost for an in-state student with a full course load to $7,900 a year.
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