Friday, December 14, 2018

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  • Rep. Prichard to Lead Iowa House Democrats

    Rep. Prichard to Lead Iowa House Democrats

    PRICHARD TO LEAD IOWA HOUSE DEMOCRATS Oldson Elected As Democratic Whip Des Moines, Iowa – State Representative Todd Prichard of Charles City was elected today to serve as the new ...

  • Inside the Iowa House: The Truth about IPERS

    Inside the Iowa House: The Truth about IPERS

    Over the last week, Iowans have heard a lot about the future of IPERS, which is the retirement system for about 1 in 10 Iowans. Today, IPERS pays out $1.6 billion to retirees every ...

  • Iowa Judicial Branch Releases Judicial Directory Before Election

    Iowa Judicial Branch Releases Judicial Directory B...

    The Iowa Judicial Branch released background information and professional qualifications of each judge up for judicial retention this year called the Voters Judicial Directory.  Th ...

  • Fall Trout Stocking

    Fall Trout Stocking

    Every year, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) stocks trout in several urban lakes across the state.  During the months of October and November, the DNR will release 1, ...

K-12 School Aid Falls Short Again

K-12 School Aid Falls Short Again

The Senate has passed the K-12 school funding bill and sent it to the Governor. With another year of low funding on the way for public schools, students in K-12 schools will likel ...

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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 s ...

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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 ...

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Sign the Petition: Stop Shortchanging Our Public Schools

Sign the Petition: Stop Shortchanging Our Public Schools

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% increa ...

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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 ...

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Schools Warn: Class Sizes Will Rise if  State Investment Falls Short Again Next Year

Schools Warn: Class Sizes Will Rise if State Investment Falls Short Again Next Year

According to a new survey, over 90% of school administrators said another year of stagnant state funding would lead to higher class sizes in their own school. “Iowa’s local educat ...

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2016 Session Opens: Every kid deserves a fair shot to achieve the American Dream

2016 Session Opens: Every kid deserves a fair shot to achieve the American Dream

2016 Legislative Session: Opening Day Remarks House Democratic Leader Mark Smith Welcome back to all of you. And let me first say congratulations to you Madam Speaker and Leader H ...

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