Education

Bill would impose tougher penalties on school officials who violated COVID-19...

School officials who violate state laws, including COVID-19 reopening orders, could be subject to stiffer penalties under a bill moving through the Senate. Senate Study...

Is there still value in teaching ethics?

Each day we hear about fake news, far-out conspiracies and Facebook claims  — a media menu based on affirmation rather than information. Small wonder some...

House passes COVID-19 funding for schools based on in-person learning days

A bill approved Thursday in the Iowa House would allocate an additional $27.2 million to school districts based on how many days of in-person...

Senate and House agree: 2.4% increase in school funding for next...

State supplemental aid for Iowa schools will grow by 2.4% for the 2021-2022 school year under a bill passed by the House and the...

Parents would need to consent to gender identity curriculum under Senate...

Parents would need to provide written consent for elementary school students to discuss gender identity at school under a bill moving through the Iowa...

Time for Iowa lawmakers to stop using legislation to target political...

Newly elected baby legislators often go through a phase of trying to use their legislative powers to nurse their post-election grudges. They file bills...

CDC issues detailed strategy for safely reopening K-12 schools

WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday released updated guidance to provide educators a science-based plan for reopening K-12 schools. The agency...

House passes $36.5 million increase for Iowa schools

The Iowa House passed a school funding bill Thursday night that would increase state supplemental aid by 2.4% and provide more funding for school...

Transgender school bathroom restrictions advance in Iowa Senate

Liz Lundberg’s voice shook as she considered the possibility that her young, transgender daughter might have to use the boys' restroom in school. “Callie, my...

Iowa Senate passes school funding bill calling for 2.2% increase

The Iowa Senate passed a school funding proposal Tuesday evening that would increase supplemental state aid by 2.2% for the 2021-2022 school year. In addition...
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