Education

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos heads for the exits, leaving a legacy...

WASHINGTON — In four years in office, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos failed to broaden her appeal beyond the moment she won a wild...

U.S. House passes bill to avert government shutdown while relief talks...

WASHINGTON—The House on Wednesday voted to pass a stopgap spending bill, preventing a government shutdown and giving a group of bipartisan lawmakers another week...

The morality of canceling student debt

President-elect Joe Biden promised to forgive at least some student debt during his campaign, and he now supports immediately canceling $10,000 per borrower as...

Iowa schools spent nearly $26 million on COVID-related costs but also...

Iowa school districts reported spending nearly $26 million on unexpected coronavirus-related expenses this last fiscal year, including new technology, personal protective equipment and additional...

Health, education officials credit masks for low COVID spread in schools

During a statewide address last week, Gov. Kim Reynolds expanded face mask requirements across the state in light of a spike in COVID-19 cases...

Reynolds defends decision to not require masks in Iowa schools

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is defending her decision to not require masks in Iowa schools, saying on Tuesday she believes “we’re not seeing a...

‘We are hanging by a thread,’ superintendent says as Iowa’s COVID-19...

In Cedar Rapids, preschool students are donning face masks every day and rubbing on hand sanitizer frequently. At school buildings, posters and other notices remind...

1st District candidates differ on education, police reform and immigration

The so-called “values voters” in Iowa’s 1st Congressional District have a clear choice this November. When it comes to education, police reform and immigration, Democrat...

Iowa strays from CDC guidelines to loosen quarantine rules, including for...

The Iowa Department of Public Health is changing its quarantine guidelines and will no longer recommend Iowans quarantine for two weeks if they’re exposed...

Advocates criticize Des Moines school board vote to continue online learning...

Advocates who help families of color and refugees in the Des Moines area said they disapprove of the Des Moines school board’s decision to...
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