Posts Tagged ‘ Education ’

Dems: GOP school funding shortchanges students & schools

February 5, 2019

It’s disappointing that legislative Republicans are even undercutting the Governor’s level of education spending. Senate Democrats will support a robust education funding plan that will make up for inflationary losses over the past two years and provide a modest increase as well. We believe that a 3 percent increase is what Iowa schools, educators and…

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Dems: Lackluster state revenue projections are bad news for Iowans

December 13, 2018

"These lackluster figures (December's revenue projections) are more evidence that the Governor Reynolds and legislative Republicans are putting the interests of Wall Street corporations, special interests and millionaires ahead of what’s best for working Iowans."

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GOP: Speaker Upmeyer Announces Committee Leadership

November 27, 2018
GOP: Speaker Upmeyer Announces Committee Leadership

Today, House Speaker Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) announced the committee Chairs and Vice Chairs for the Eighty-Eighth General Assembly. “These talented and hard-working individuals will be essential in advancing the priorities of Iowans over the next two years.  I know they are all committed to strengthening our schools, improving health care access and affordability, and…

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Dems: University of Iowa Labor Center Closure Moves Forward

September 21, 2018
Dems: University of Iowa Labor Center Closure Moves Forward

The Iowa Board of Regents has given initial approval of plans to ask lawmakers for more state resources next year as well as close several centers due to state budget cuts. The Regents also approved a request for several center closures including five ...

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Dems: Dyslexia Task Force Anxious to Get Started

July 6, 2018
Dems: Dyslexia Task Force Anxious to Get Started

A dyslexia task force to study and make recommendations on student screening, interventions, teacher preparation and training, classroom accommodations, and assistive technology for dyslexia will start at the beginning of the state’s fiscal year, July ...

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Dems: Dyslexia Task Force Anxious to Get Started

July 6, 2018
Dems: Dyslexia Task Force Anxious to Get Started

A dyslexia task force to study and make recommendations on student screening, interventions, teacher preparation and training, classroom accommodations, and assistive technology for dyslexia will start at the beginning of the state’s fiscal year, July ...

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Dems: 2018 End-of-Session Report

May 5, 2018

This session, we heard from thousands of Iowans who work hard but struggle to get by. They just want a decent-paying job and the chance to lead a happy, healthy life. Our job in the Legislature is to listen and work to improve the lives of everyday Iowans.

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Dems: Greater Flexibility in School Funding

April 14, 2018

The Iowa House made final touches on a bill to provide greater flexibility in the use of school funds. If signed by the Governor, the bill will allow the salary and benefits of security personnel, psychologists, licensed independent social workers, mas...

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Dems: Educators to Now Receive Suicide Prevention Training

April 12, 2018

The Governor has signed a bill that addresses suicide prevention training for educators. By July 1, 2019, school boards are now required to have one hour of nationally recognized training on suicide prevention and post intervention for all licensed sch...

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Dems: Applications for Teacher of the Year

April 10, 2018

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Iowa Teacher of the Year. The award is an opportunity to recognize an exceptional Iowa teacher who is helping to redefine education. Nominations will be accepted from anyone, including students, parents,...

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