Education

Alexander seeks emergency federal help for private school tuition

Sen. Lamar Alexander is pushing Congress to underwrite private school tuition as part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic — one of his...

Concerns about Iowa’s COVID-19 data prompt grassroots school outbreak tracker

When Sara Anne Willette first learned about the COVID-19 outbreak in China, she was immediately on alert. Willette, who is immunocompromised with common variable immune...

Grinnell poll: Majority of Americans consider schools unsafe due to COVID-19

A new Grinnell College National Poll released Wednesday found that a majority of Americans think it is unsafe to send  students to class in...

Who’s to blame for campus COVID outbreaks?

Public health experts have given us a long list of ways we can help prevent the spread of COVID-19.  Unfortunately for Iowa’s universities, students,...

Reynolds closes bars in six counties, citing virus spread from college-age...

Gov. Kim Reynolds ordered bars, taverns, wineries, breweries, distilleries and night clubs to close in six Iowa counties as of Thursday evening, citing “a...

Students, staff quarantine across Iowa as COVID-19 infections rise

As Iowa schools resume this week across the state, some school districts are already quarantining students and staff due to COVID-19 exposure. The situations vary....

Families can support kids’ mental health whether they’re learning remotely or...

The choice between in-person learning, where available, and remote learning is a fraught one for parents. Children experience joy and connection when they learn...

Is NCAA football too big to fail?

The coronavirus continues to jeopardize college sports. The NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments were canceled back in the spring. In early August, smaller conferences...

Des Moines schools headed to court after state denies online-learning request

The Des Moines school district will be seeking court intervention in response to the state's rejection of its request to start the school year...

Teachers’ union and Iowa City schools sue the state over online-learning...

The Iowa State Education Association and the Iowa City Community School District filed a lawsuit against the State of Iowa on Wednesday over the...
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