Education

How can you have any football if you don’t go to...

If you’re too sick to go to school, you can’t go outside and play. If you don’t finish your homework, you can’t watch TV....

Reynolds: Des Moines students risk being ‘left behind’ through online learning

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds says she’s hopeful that state officials and the Des Moines Public Schools will soon come to terms on a plan...

Judge denies Des Moines schools’ request to start year 100% online

The Des Moines school district’s request for court intervention that will allow it to start the school year 100% online was denied by a...

Where will Iowa’s economic recovery leave workers?

The coronavirus has changed the way we work, in many cases forever. The pandemic has also brought into sharp focus the powerless state of...

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....
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