Posts Tagged ‘ Education ’

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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Dems: Tuition Rises Again after Budget Cuts

April 8, 2018

Students who plan on attending one of the state’s three public universities next year will be paying more money and taking on more debt to earn a degree. The Board of Regents (BOR) announced this week that they will be addressing a proposed tuition inc...

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Dems: Regent Presidents Present to Legislators, Address Student Debt

March 7, 2018

The Presidents from Iowa’s three state universities presented their budget recommendations to the House Appropriations Committee. University of Iowa (U of I) The University of Iowa presented information that showed 45% of their students graduate with $...

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Dems: K-12 School Aid Falls Short Again

March 5, 2018

The Senate has passed the K-12 school funding bill and sent it to the Governor. With another year of low funding on the way for public schools, students in K-12 schools will likely find higher class sizes and fewer opportunities next year. When adjuste...

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