Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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Changes in the Classroom for Iowa Students

Changes in the Classroom for Iowa Students

Over the next three weeks, over 500,000 Iowa children will head back to the classroom for another school year. Many of those students will benefit from action taken by the Iowa Le ...

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Keeping Iowa’s Water Clean

Keeping Iowa’s Water Clean

This summer, thousands of Iowans will be swimming, fishing, and boating in and on our lakes and rivers. Those recreational opportunities are even better with clean water. Over the ...

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Summer Meal Programs for Iowa Kids

Summer Meal Programs for Iowa Kids

Many Iowa children who receive free and reduced-price meals can also go hungry during the summer time. Just as learning does not end when school lets out, neither does a child’s n ...

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2014 Session Recap: School Funding Not Acted Upon Before Adjournment

2014 Session Recap: School Funding Not Acted Upon Before Adjournment

While approved by the Iowa Senate, several attempts were made this session by House Democrats to set basic funding for Iowa schools, as required by law. The Iowa Senate acted on s ...

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2014 Session Recap: Dyslexia and Professional Development on Reading Passed

2014 Session Recap: Dyslexia and Professional Development on Reading Passed

Starting soon teachers will receive training to help identify and support students suffering from dyslexia under a bill approved this year. Under Senate File 2319, Iowa's Reading ...

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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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