Thursday, April 24, 2014

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Youth are Encouraged to Participate in Leadership Programs

Youth are Encouraged to Participate in Leadership Programs

The Iowa Youth Congress (IYC) and the State of Iowa Youth Advisory Council (SIYAC) are accepting applications for their 2014-2015 programs.  Iowa youth of all backgrounds and expe ...

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Education Budget Supports Lower Tuition,  Expanding Early Childhood Education

Education Budget Supports Lower Tuition, Expanding Early Childhood Education

Democrats supported a plan to grow Iowa’s skilled workforce with lower tuition at Iowa’s community colleges and state universities today while also expanding early childhood educa ...

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Republicans Ignore Public School Funding Again

Republicans Ignore Public School Funding Again

After ignoring state law and local school officials for over a month, House Republicans again refused to take action on school funding today. “We’ve set high expectations for our ...

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Bill Summary: HF 2271 School Operational Sharing

Bill Summary: HF 2271 School Operational Sharing

Bill Summary HF 2271 School Operational Sharing Background The operational sharing program was created in the 2007 session and enacted for FY 2008 through FY 2014.  It provides su ...

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Iowa Seen as a Leader in STEM Education

Iowa Seen as a Leader in STEM Education

According to a STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) advisory council report, Iowa has made progress in STEM education and is now seen as a leader in the nation.  Iowa ST ...

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House Republicans Ignore Public Schools; Provide $207 Million to Home/Private Schools

House Republicans Ignore Public Schools; Provide $207 Million to Home/Private Schools

While refusing to take action to set basic state aid for public schools as required by state law, Iowa House Republicans are moving a bill to provide a new $207 million appropriat ...

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School Leaders Urge Quick Action on School Aid

School Leaders Urge Quick Action on School Aid

Iowa superintendents overwhelmingly believe state lawmakers should quickly set basic school aid for schools next year, as required by state law. Overwhelmingly (98%), 214 superint ...

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