Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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  • Greater Flexibility in School Funding

    Greater Flexibility in School Funding

    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 sec ...

  • Educators to Now Receive Suicide Prevention Training

    Educators to Now Receive Suicide Prevention Traini...

    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 t ...

  • Applications for Teacher of the Year

    Applications for Teacher of the Year

    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 ...

  • Tuition Rises Again after Budget Cuts

    Tuition Rises Again after Budget Cuts

    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) ...

2008 Session Review: Education

2008 Session Review: Education

A top priority of the Iowa Legislature the last two year is to make sure our kids are prepared for jobs in today's global economy.  We made great progress during the 2008 legislat ...

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House Raises Standards & Continues Progress in Education

House Raises Standards & Continues Progress in Education

In an effort to make sure Iowa students are prepared for jobs in today’s global economy, the Iowa House today raised education standards and maintained their commitment to Iowans ...

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Bill Summaries: April 14 Debate

Bill Summaries: April 14 Debate

Model Core Curriculum, SF 2216 Model Core Curriculum Amendment Summary, SF 2216  Education Budget, HF 2679 Education Budgter Amendment Summary, HF 2679 ...

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Equitable Funding for Schools, $207 Million for Property Tax Relief

Equitable Funding for Schools, $207 Million for Property Tax Relief

The Iowa House approved a bi-partisan plan to redistribute the one cent sales tax currently collected for schools on an equitable basis and provide $207 million in property tax re ...

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Bill Summary: Statewide Sales Tax for Schools/Property Tax Relief (HF 2663)

Bill Summary: Statewide Sales Tax for Schools/Property Tax Relief (HF 2663)

HF 2663, Bill Summary HF 2663, Amendment Summary ...

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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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