By: Shereen MohammadSmohammad@kcautv.comIt was a scary situation for one Sioux City couple after the front of their home was fully engulfed in flames. The fire broke at 1:45 a.m. Tuesday. FirefightersMore>>
A fire fully engulfed the front of a home in Morningside early morning Tuesday.More>>
By: Channel 9 Eyewitness News email@example.com It appears that the stomach flu, also called Norovirus is responsible for nearly 50 students and teachers at Bryant Elementary last week. On Thursday, SiouxlandMore>>
It appears that the stomach flu, also called Norovirus is responsible for nearly 50 students and teachers at Bryant Elementary last week.More>>
By: Channel 9 Eyewitness News firstname.lastname@example.org Penn National Gaming, the company that owns and operates Sioux City's Argosy Casino, has filed paper work in Polk County Court, asking for legal action andMore>>
Penn National Gaming, the company that owns and operates Sioux City's Argosy Casino, has filed paper work in Polk County Court, asking for legal action and reconsideration, regarding the recent selection of Hard Rock as the new Woodbury County land–based casino project.More>>
By: Channel 9 Eyewitness NewsNews@kcautv.com First responders are in a race against time in the search for any survivors of a devastating tornado that ripped through Moore, Okla., while the medical examiner'sMore>>
Oklahoma medical examiner spokeswoman Amy Elliot said this morning that she believes some victims were counted twice in the early chaos of the storm. More>>
By: Channel 9 Eyewitness NewsNews@kcautv.com At least 20 of the 51 people killed by a devastating monster tornado that ripped through Moore, Okla., were children, the Oklahoma Chief Medical ExaminerMore>>
At least 20 of the 51 people killed by a devastating monster tornado that ripped through Moore, Okla., were childrenMore>>
By Staci DaSilva email@example.com This year was supposed to be easy for Lake City's Mackenzie Gorden. She entered the school year just 6 credits short of graduating and was already voted captainMore>>
Mackenzie lost the use of her legs after a car accident in June of last year.More>>
By: Scott Larson firstname.lastname@example.org For over 150 years, the Sioux City Police Department has been serving and protecting Sioux City. And now, that history is on display for all to appreciate. OverMore>>
Sioux City Police Museum features vintage technology, badges, uniforms, and moreMore>>
By: Channel 9 Eyewitness News email@example.com MOORE, Okla. (AP) _ The Oklahoma Medical Examiner's Office says a growing death toll from a massive tornado that struck outside Oklahoma City on Monday afternoonMore>>
Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says ``hearts are broken'' for parents wondering about the fate of their children after a tornado devastated suburban Oklahoma City and officials say the search and rescue effort will continue throughout the night.More>>
By: ABC News firstname.lastname@example.org A mammoth tornado carved a trail of destruction through the Oklahoma City metropolitan area, killing at least 37 people and ripping apart two elementary schools today, localMore>>
Medical examiner says 51 dead, more casualties expectedMore>>
By: Scott Larson email@example.com Sioux City's famous "French Fries" sculpture is returning in a new spot downtown. The fries went into storage over five years ago and ony Monday, they were movedMore>>
They're back! The "Sioux City" sculpture, more commonly referred to as "French Fries," has been moved to a new spot downtown.More>>
All children deserve access to a world-class education and the chance to pursue their dreams. Our schools are a gateway to those opportunities and the key to our Nation's economic prosperity and civic life. This week, we reaffirm our national mission of educating our students and training our workers better than any other country on earth.
My Administration is committed to enhancing American education by raising standards, making higher education more affordable, and preparing students for high-skill jobs and civic participation. We launched Race to the Top -- the most meaningful reform for our public schools in a generation -- to invest in innovative State plans that support and improve teacher effectiveness and student achievement. We reconfigured the student loan program to eliminate wasteful subsidies to banks and put students' needs first, increasing financial aid for millions of young people. We also invested in training programs that partner community colleges with high-growth industries -- making it possible for young Americans to graduate into the workforce equipped for success.
Each of us has a role to play in helping our students thrive. Dedicated teachers, administrators, and other education professionals work tirelessly on behalf of America's young people. Outside of the classroom, parents, mentors, community leaders, local businesses, and public institutions help foster a love of learning in our students, sparking creativity, instilling a positive work ethic, and giving our children the tools needed to realize their full potential.
America is a country where no matter what you look like or where you come from, if you are willing to work hard, you can go as far as your talents will take you. During American Education Week, we recommit to keeping the promise of education alive for this generation and the next, because when we give our children the best chance to succeed, there is no telling what they might accomplish.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim November 11 to November 17, 2012, as American Education Week. I call upon all Americans to observe this week by supporting their local schools through appropriate activities, events, and programs designed to help create opportunities for every school and student in America.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this ninth day of November, in the year of our Lord two thousand twelve, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-seventh.