Monday, August 21, 2017

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  • K-12 School Investment 3rd Lowest in Iowa History

    K-12 School Investment 3rd Lowest in Iowa History

    Iowa schools will get the 3rd lowest increase in basic state funding in Iowa’s history next year. That’s according to the plan approved by Republican lawmakers this session. The sh ...

  • New Student Assessment Approval Process

    New Student Assessment Approval Process

    The Department of Education is required to issue a new bid process for the assessment that Iowa will use in public schools, and the State Board of Education will evaluate and make ...

  • Sign the Petition: Stop Shortchanging Our Public Schools

    Sign the Petition: Stop Shortchanging Our Public S...

    Republican lawmakers at the State Capitol are fast tracking their bill to shortchange public schools. They just don't want to listen to Iowans. They’ve proposed just a 1.1% increas ...

  • Iowa ACT Scores #1 in the Nation

    Iowa ACT Scores #1 in the Nation

    Iowa's 2016 high school students had a 22.1 average ACT score, the highest composite score in the country. The national average was 20.8. Iowa had the highest in three of the four ...

House Honors ISU's 150th Anniversary

House Honors ISU's 150th Anniversary

On Thursday the Iowa House honored Iowa State University on their 150th anniversary. State Representatives  Lisa Heddens, Beth Wessel-Kroeschell and Donovan Olson  introduced Hous ...

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School Infrastructure & Property Tax Relief Plan Advances

School Infrastructure & Property Tax Relief Plan Advances

After a bi-partisan 18-6 vote in the House Ways & Means Committee late Thursday, a plan to redistribute the one cent sales tax currently collected for schools on an equitable ...

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DEMOCRATS TO HONOR PROMISES TO STUDENTS, PARENTS & TEACHERS

DEMOCRATS TO HONOR PROMISES TO STUDENTS, PARENTS & TEACHERS

House and Senate leaders today firmly stated their intention to continue the progress made in education last year by increasing basic state aid to schools, increasing teacher pay ...

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House Approves 4% Increase for Schools

House Approves 4% Increase for Schools

Continuing the progress in education from last year, the Iowa House today approved a $222, or 4 percent, increase in per pupil state aid to schools for the 2009-2010 school year. ...

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House Update, February 6

House Update, February 6

House Debate 4 p.m. -- House File 2140, 4% allowable growth for schools Committee Highlights Human Resources @ 1 p.m. -- HF 2067, local regulation of smoking Education @ 3 p.m. (S ...

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Tuition Increase Lowest Since 1980

Tuition Increase Lowest Since 1980

The Iowa Board of Regents gave their first approval today to a 3.2 tuition increase at state universities next year, the lowest increase since 1980.   Keeping tuition affordable a ...

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Oversight Opens Hearings on Student Debt

Oversight Opens Hearings on Student Debt

The Government Oversight Committee opened up two days of hearings on the high debt levels of Iowa students.  Today, the committee will hear from student representatives at Iowa un ...

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