Posts Tagged ‘ Education ’

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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Dems: Lawmakers Unveil “Putting Iowans First” Plan

January 25, 2018
Dems: Lawmakers Unveil “Putting Iowans First” Plan

Democratic lawmakers outlined their new plan today called Putting Iowans First.  The plan was developed by lawmakers to keep the 2018 session focused on improving the lives of everyday Iowans with better-paying jobs, revitalized small towns and rural communities, the best education in the country and a great quality of life.

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Dems: New Iowa health care disaster approaches: End of hawk-i

December 18, 2017
Dems: New Iowa health care disaster approaches: End of hawk-i

Iowa’s outstanding health insurance for children is at risk due to the Congressional failure to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). Without federal action, the state of Iowa faces millions more in costs even though 44,000 fewer children would be insured.

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Dems: Senators to meet with students, tour job training programs at Northeast Iowa Community College

October 31, 2017

Democratic State Senators Rob Hogg of Cedar Rapids and Pam Jochum of Dubuque will be touring job training programs and meeting with students at Northeast Iowa Community College from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, November 1, at the Peosta campus.

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