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Let’s not get fooled again: Fight the lies by learning to...

We have a crisis of credulity in this country. We've become a nation of dupes. The inability of far too many Americans to separate...

Iowa school districts to lawmakers: Don’t penalize us for COVID-19 enrollment...

Education advocates are calling on the Iowa Legislature to hold school districts that lost enrollment due to COVID-19 financially harmless. Iowa’s public schools experienced a...

Sioux City charity fires two school-program officials, alleging misuse of taxpayer...

Two administrators at a Sioux City charity were fired earlier this year after being accused of misspending federal grant money. State unemployment records indicate that...

There’s no justification for government shutting the public out

There are some high-minded legal principles written into Iowa laws and rulings by our state’s Supreme Court. But in recent weeks, one of those sound...

Iowa’s college enrollment dropped in 2020. Trends point to a continuing...

Faced with a spectrum of uncertainties, student enrollment declined across the board at Iowa’s colleges and universities in 2020, according to Iowa College Aid,...

Biden picks former public school teacher as secretary of education

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden on Wednesday formally introduced his nominee for secretary of education — Miguel Cardona, a veteran of public schools and...

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos heads for the exits, leaving a legacy...

WASHINGTON — In four years in office, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos failed to broaden her appeal beyond the moment she won a wild...

U.S. House passes bill to avert government shutdown while relief talks...

WASHINGTON—The House on Wednesday voted to pass a stopgap spending bill, preventing a government shutdown and giving a group of bipartisan lawmakers another week...

The morality of canceling student debt

President-elect Joe Biden promised to forgive at least some student debt during his campaign, and he now supports immediately canceling $10,000 per borrower as...

Iowa schools spent nearly $26 million on COVID-related costs but also...

Iowa school districts reported spending nearly $26 million on unexpected coronavirus-related expenses this last fiscal year, including new technology, personal protective equipment and additional...
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