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Democrats tear into DeVos over plan to slash education spending

WASHINGTON — U.S. House Democrats tore into the Trump administration’s annual budget request for the Department of Education at a hearing on Capitol Hill Thursday. The...

School funding still unclear after legislators miss self-imposed deadline

It’s been nearly two weeks since the Iowa Legislature missed a deadline requiring it to pass a budget for school funding, and lawmakers say...

House approves quota for Iowans in UI medical, dental programs

The University of Iowa would have to ensure that 75% of students admitted to its medical and dental programs are Iowans or a graduate...

Iowa Senate approves classroom-violence legislation

One Iowa teacher resigned from her job because of the anxiety from chronic classroom assaults. Another questioned how his family would financially survive after...

Alive or dead?  An update on Iowa legislation after the first...

This week marked a key committee deadline in the Iowa Legislature known as the “funnel.” Most policy bills needed approval by a committee in either...

Conversion therapy is happening underground in Iowa, LGBT advocates say. Some...

When Peter Nunn was 14 years old, his parents found a men’s workout magazine he owned and came to their own conclusions about his...

Bill would end Iowa school districts’ voluntary diversity plans

An Iowa law aimed at desegregating schools by restricting wealthier students from leaving low-income districts may be eliminated in favor of giving more school...

‘We are bare bones’: Iowa school districts plan cuts as lawmakers...

When fights broke out in Kalyn Cody’s middle school math class, he would pick up the phone and call the school office for help. Cody,...

Regents: Let NCAA act on payment to college athletes

A high-profile bill that would allow Iowa college and university athletes to make money from their image advanced in the Iowa Legislature Tuesday, but...

Should LGBT issues be taught in Iowa schools? Some religious advocates...

In Iowa classrooms, a wide range of historical figures and moments are taught. But in a packed subcommittee meeting at the Iowa Capitol on Monday,...
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