Rep. Chris Hall of Sioux City talks about building Iowa's skilled workforce through job training at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City. He supports a plan to expand worker training at Iowa's 15 community colleges.
The STEM program (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Advisory Council) is seeking applications for members of the six newly established regional STEM network hubs. The six regional networks are a public-private partnership, whose overarching goal is to boost student achievement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) [...]
Republicans slashed over $115 million from an education plan already approved by the Senate today in the Iowa House. Legislators said the latest round of Republican budget cuts in education will slow efforts to grow Iowa’s skilled workforce. “Iowa students already carry one of the highest debt loads in the country and the Republican [...]
House Republicans slashed over $100 million from an education plan already approved by the Iowa Senate today. Legislators said the latest round of Republican budget cuts in education will slow efforts to grow Iowa’s skilled workforce. “The Republican bill is a step backwards in our efforts to build a highly-skilled workforce. The budget [...]
Just a day after approving the education reform bill, House Republicans outlined their shell game to pay for the reforms by taking $20 million from class size reduction funds that Iowa schools already receive. “Raising class sizes in the early grades is a step in the wrong direction and will counter new efforts to improve literacy before 3rd [...]