Education

Reynolds: ‘Community context’ might outweigh COVID rates for schools

Gov. Kim Reynolds on Thursday further narrowed the possibility that school districts might be allowed to hold 100% of classes online despite a high...

Free press v. free will: Do we have either?

The 19th century German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer (1788-1860) maintained that we all have free will. At issue, he says, is who or what shaped...

Iowa schools that defy Reynolds’ order may have to make up...

Gov. Kim Reynolds announced Tuesday that school districts that defy her order requiring 50% in-person instruction could be required to make up those days...

Gov. Kim Reynolds sets thresholds for when schools can close due...

Gov. Kim Reynolds detailed plans Thursday for what school districts should do if a student tests positive for COVID-19 or the community spread of...

Some Iowa substitute teachers say they don’t plan on returning to...

Amy Wergin, a longtime substitute teacher in the Des Moines area, says she will not return to the classroom this fall. The 65-year-old retiree said...

Regents cut state university budgets $65.4 million

The Iowa Board of Regents on Wednesday unanimously approved a $65.4 million budget cut for the state universities for next year, citing revenue reductions...

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...
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