Monday, May 21, 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) ...

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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College Tuition costs back "in check"

College Tuition costs back "in check"

From the Des Moines Register: Students attending Iowa’s public universities next fall will see some of the lowest tuition increases in recent history. The tuition increases, which ...

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