Education

Iowa State Foundation part of international ransomware attack

A contractor for the Iowa State University Foundation was the victim of an international ransomware attack that may have included people’s donation amounts, dates...

It’s time to streamline top-heavy universities

Even before coronavirus hit American colleges and universities, even before their budgets imploded because of the pandemic, questions were being asked nationally about how...

Fewer Iowa students file for financial aid, signaling a drop in...

Fewer Iowa high school seniors are applying for federal financial aid for the upcoming school year, indicating a potential drop in new enrollment at...

Reynolds orders Iowa schools to ‘welcome back’ students to classroom

Gov. Kim Reynolds is ordering all Iowa schools to begin the process of “preparing to safely welcome back students and teachers" to the classroom...

Threats won’t end people’s virus anxieties

Give an extra tug on your seatbelt. The next couple of months will be rough ones. The new school year starts in a few weeks....

Sending international students home would sap U.S. influence and hurt the...

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, made a decision on July 6 regarding international students in the U.S. that will affect far more...

Who were the winners and losers of the 2020 legislative session?

The 2020 legislative session was historic mainly for 11 weeks of inaction as the session was suspended due to COVID-19.  Even so, lawmakers racked...

Break out the Maalox. Gary Barta’s management is under scrutiny again

There’s so much anxiety going around in Iowa City now, and Maalox could easily qualify as the official summer beverage. There’s anxiety over what the...

Iowa doctor: State should require masks in schools this fall

As a physician in our community, I am very concerned about the recent guidelines for Return to Learning put forth by the State of...

Pandemic heightens racial disparities in schools, former education secretary says

WASHINGTON — The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated racial inequities in education, a disparity that Congress needs to help rectify, the former education chief under...
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