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2014 Session Recap: School Funding Not Acted Upon Before Adjournment

By |2014-06-09T15:51:46-05:00June 18th, 2014|Categories: 2014 Session Information, Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , |

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 school funding, often called allowable growth, on time to prioritize k-12 education in the state budget. The plan set school funding at 6% increase, or [...]

Education Budget Supports Lower Tuition, Expanding Early Childhood Education

By |2014-04-17T12:29:24-05:00April 16th, 2014|Categories: Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , , |

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 education to more Iowa kids. With a skilled worker shortage on the horizon,  boosting Iowa’s skilled workforce and growing the middle class was part of the plan brought forth by Democratic [...]

Republicans Ignore Public School Funding Again

By |2014-03-12T11:01:58-05:00March 12th, 2014|Categories: Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , , , |

After ignoring state law and local school officials for over a month, House Republicans again refused to take action on school funding today. “We’ve set high expectations for our schools and students but House Republicans still refuse to take action.  They need to follow our own law that guarantees public schools are the top priority of [...]

House Republicans Ignore Public Schools; Provide $207 Million to Home/Private Schools

By |2014-02-10T13:04:37-05:00February 10th, 2014|Categories: Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , , |

While refusing to take action to set basic state aid for public schools as required by state law, Iowa House Republicans are moving a bill to provide a new $207 million appropriation to home schools and private schools. “It’s stunning that House Republicans refuse to increase support for our public schools but believe home schools and [...]

School Leaders Urge Quick Action on School Aid

By |2014-02-10T15:06:15-05:00February 6th, 2014|Categories: Education, Recent News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Iowa superintendents overwhelmingly believe state lawmakers should quickly set basic school aid for schools next year, as required by state law. Overwhelmingly (98%), 214 superintendents who responded oppose a plan by the Governor and House Majority to wait until the 2015 legislative session to set allowable growth for the 2015-2016 school year. Several members of the [...]

2013 Iowa Superintendent Survey Results

By |2013-09-06T11:49:34-05:00January 28th, 2013|Categories: 2013 Session Information, Featured, Recent News, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

View results by school district: http://iowahouse.org/2013IowaSuperintendentSurvey.pdf Quotes from superintendents: http://iowahouse.org/QuotesfromSuperintendents.pdf 2013 Iowa superintendents compiled results: http://iowahouse.org/2013IowaSuperintendentResults.pdf Iowa Superintendents: Additional delay in local school funding will hurt student achievement Survey Details Negative Consequences to Iowa Classrooms if Republicans & Governor Refuse to Take Action Quickly DES MOINES – A new survey of Iowa superintendents released today says [...]

House Republicans Refuse to Stop Pink Slips for Teachers

By |2011-04-06T16:54:39-05:00April 6th, 2011|Categories: Budget, Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , |

After educators from around Iowa warned legislators of the dire consequences of inaction and zero growth for schools on Monday, House Republicans ignored their local educators and refused to stop schools from handing out pink slips to teachers today. “With schools planning to hand out pink slips to over 1,500 teachers, it’s outrageous that House Republicans [...]

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