Education

Des Moines Public Schools employees get first vaccine dose ahead of...

Special education associate Randy Davis said getting his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine was “about as easy as it could be.” Davis and his...

GOP lawmakers propose targeting aid to schools that held classes in...

Republicans in the Iowa House and Senate are proposing to condition school districts’ eligibility for extra COVID-related assistance to their compliance with the governor’s...

State universities lose more than $200 million during COVID-19 pandemic

Iowa’s three public colleges lost more than $208 million due to the COVID-19 pandemic, university presidents told lawmakers Wednesday.  Presidents of the University of Northern...

Education secretary nominee says teachers should be prioritized for vaccines

WASHINGTON — The president’s pick to lead the U.S. Education Department said Wednesday that he wants teachers at the front of the line for...

Free speech at Iowa colleges: Lawmakers review three 2020 incidents

Free speech on college campuses is once again under the microscope of Iowa’s Republican lawmakers.  Administrators from Iowa’s three regent universities met with a committee...

Vaccinations set to begin for Des Moines teachers

Some Des Moines educators will get their first COVID-19 shots on Friday and Saturday as Iowa enters its next phase of vaccine distribution. Des Moines...

Colleges couldn’t require off-campus masks, distancing under proposed House bill

Isolation dorms. Grab-and-go dining halls. “Social moratoriums.” College campuses are a whole new world in 2021 as schools work to prevent the spread of COVID-19....

Dems protest GOP’s choice of lawmaker who cast doubt on school...

WASHINGTON — House Democrats are denouncing GOP leaders for tapping Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to serve on the Education and Labor Committee, amid a...

Reynolds signs bill requiring all schools to offer 100% in-person attendance

Gov Kim Reynolds on Friday signed her first bill of the 2021 legislative session, giving Iowa school districts until Feb. 15 to offer a...

Legislature moves to require schools to offer 100% in-person classes

Iowa schools must offer 100% in-person instruction under a bill passed by the Iowa Legislature on Thursday. Senate File 160 gives Iowa schools two weeks...
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