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Governor extends school and business closings through April 30

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Thursday extended through April 30 the closing of schools and selected businesses, as well as the statewide ban on...

Reynolds: Child care is vital to keep essential workers on the...

Gov. Kim Reynolds on Sunday defended her decision not to close child-care centers, even as schools have closed. She called on schools, community organizations...

Congress clears 2nd major coronavirus package; 3rd in the works

WASHINGTON — A second major coronavirus package cleared the U.S. Senate Wednesday and is now headed to President Donald Trump for his signature. The bill...

Ernst joins Democrats in vote to ax DeVos student loan policy

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate voted on Wednesday to overturn a controversial regulation from Education Secretary Betsy DeVos that her critics say hurts defrauded...

Governor’s workforce diploma proposal meets resistance

Gov. Kim Reynolds’ proposal to pay private companies to help adult Iowans earn high-school diplomas may flunk in the Iowa House. House Appropriations Committee Chairman...

Percentage of Iowans with more than high-school education rises again

The percentage of working-age Iowans with post-secondary education jumped 2.6% last year, the state reported. The new figure of 60.2% compared with the state's Future...

Lawmakers pass 2.3% education funding increase

The Iowa Senate and House both approved a bill Wednesday providing a 2.3% increase in supplemental state aid for public schools. Democrats criticized the...

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...
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