Education

Iowa bills create restrictions for transgender students playing sports and lessons...

Local LGBT advocacy groups are condemning a pair of bills concerning Iowa schools, saying they would cause harm against a segment of students who...

Lawmaker: Iowa schools should educate on vaccination exemptions

It’s commonplace at the beginning of the school year for students to be sent home with immunization requirement forms, documenting they received their required...

Ape Initiative to expand educational outreach, research

The nonprofit research center Ape Initiative in southeast Des Moines plans to expand its educational outreach and research projects and is considering the addition...

Iowa legislators differ on school funding, but advocates say it’s still...

Republicans in the Iowa House have proposed increasing supplemental state aid for K-12 schools by 2.5%, while Senate Republicans are proposing a 2.1% increase.  Both...

Feel wrongly graded because of politics? Some GOP senators want to...

Students who feel wrongly graded for an assignment by a college professor or a high school teacher because of the instructor’s political beliefs could...

Bill would give teachers more protections if they physically restrain students...

Iowa teachers are not only overwhelmed by the amount of violence and disruptions they’re facing in classrooms by students, but they’re also afraid of...

Governor calls education increase ‘historic,’ but is it enough?

During her Condition of the State address, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds proposed what she called a “historic” investment in K-12 education — a 2.5%...

Legislators call governor’s agenda ‘bold’ but stop short of pledging passage...

Gov. Kim Reynolds on Tuesday announced what may be her most ambitious agenda to date, centered around a one-cent sales tax increase that would...

Lawmakers assess business groups’ agendas Tax reform, workforce development lead business...

Iowa’s business groups are largely in agreement on what they think lawmakers should do for commerce in the session that starts Jan. 13. They are...
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