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University of Iowa Labor Center Closure Moves Forward

By |2018-09-18T14:29:50-06:00September 21st, 2018|Categories: 2018 Session Information, Education, Featured, Recent News|

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 at ISU and five at UI, including the Labor Center. The Labor Center [...]

Greater Flexibility in School Funding

By |2018-04-05T08:41:02-06:00April 14th, 2018|Categories: 2018 Session Information, Education, Featured, Recent News|

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, master of social workers, and licensed mental health counselors to be paid for with “at-risk funds”. [...]

Educators to Now Receive Suicide Prevention Training

By |2018-04-05T08:32:27-06:00April 12th, 2018|Categories: 2018 Session Information, Education, Featured, Recent News|

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 school personnel who have contact with students grades K-12. School boards will also be required to annually [...]

Applications for Teacher of the Year

By |2018-04-05T08:22:38-06:00April 10th, 2018|Categories: 2018 Session Information, Education, Featured, Recent News|

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, school administrators, colleagues, college faculty members, and associations. The deadline to nominate a teacher is April 27, [...]

Tuition Rises Again after Budget Cuts

By |2018-04-05T08:12:44-06:00April 8th, 2018|Categories: 2018 Session Information, Education, Featured, Recent News|

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 increase that will impact Iowa State University, the University of Iowa, and [...]

Regent Presidents Present to Legislators, Address Student Debt

By |2018-03-01T08:27:00-06:00March 7th, 2018|Categories: 2018 Session Information, Education, Featured, Recent News|

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 $0 debt. They have had a $1,000 reduction in average debt since 2014. President Bruce Harreld presented information on the [...]

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