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Senate proposes $8.2 million increase for public universities

The Senate Appropriations Committee on Tuesday approved a $8.2 million increase for Iowa's public universities, a proposal in opposition to the House's Regents funding...

Proposed Regents funding freeze advances in Iowa House

House Republican lawmakers stood firm on their plan to freeze funding for Iowa’s public universities in fiscal year 2022. Rep. David Kerr, R-Morning Sun, led...

Biden pitches big boosts in education and health spending in budget...

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration released a key portion of its budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year Friday, calling for increasing money for...

House Republicans propose tuition freeze, no budget increase for public universities

Iowa’s public universities would see a tuition freeze and no state allocation increase in 2022 under a proposed House education budget. Rep. David Kerr, R-Morning...

America gets a D+ for school infrastructure – but federal COVID...

Many kids are attending public schools this spring with the use of COVID-19 safety protocols, including more desk spacing, more frequent cleaning and mandates...

A voter asked Biden to cancel student debt. She’s not giving...

WASHINGTON — Joycelyn Fish drove through several feet of snow that blanketed Wisconsin one February night so she could get to a nationally televised...

Several controversial education bills to survive legislative deadline

The Senate Education Committee moved seven bills Tuesday, including a contentious “divisive concepts” ban, keeping them viable ahead of this week's legislative deadline. Most bills,...

Civics education isn’t boosting youth voting or volunteerism

After the insurrection, the impeachment, the trial and ongoing partisanship in 2021, many Americans are looking to civics education as a source of hope,...

Iowa schools received over $1.3 billion in COVID grants

Iowa schools have received over $1.3 billion in COVID-19 grants, leaving just one question: How to spend it? “As superintendent, we always said, things would...

House passes contentious charter school bill in late-night vote

The Iowa House passed a bill early Thursday that would create new pathways to establish charter schools. House File 813 would allow school boards to...
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