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Republicans Play Shell Game with Education Reform

By |2012-03-15T15:12:07-05:00March 15th, 2012|Categories: Budget, Education, Featured, Recent News, Video|Tags: , , , |

Just a day after approving the education reform bill, House Republicans outlined their shell game to pay for the reforms by taking $20 million from class size reduction funds that Iowa schools already receive. “Raising class sizes in the early grades is a step in the wrong direction and will counter new efforts to improve literacy [...]

Education Reform Debate Tomorrow

By |2012-03-12T17:54:44-05:00March 12th, 2012|Categories: Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , |

The Iowa House will be debating the education reform bill tomorrow,  Tuesday March 13th late tomorrow morning. Read the bill House File 2380. Read the bill analysis here. You can watch the debate live here. Read the differences between the House, Senate and Governor's proposals below: Governor House Senate 3rd Grade Retention Yes Yes, starts in [...]

Education Reform Public Hearing Scheduled

By |2012-02-28T12:20:22-05:00February 28th, 2012|Categories: Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , |

The Iowa House has scheduled a public hearing on the Education Reform Bill HF 2380. We want to hear comments from parents, teachers and students about the proposed bill.  After the Governor released a blueprint for education last fall, legislators began reviewing the details of the plan. While there are many areas of agreement with the [...]

Republican Education Plans Fail Iowa Students

By |2012-02-10T11:11:19-05:00February 10th, 2012|Categories: 2012 Session Information, Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , , , |

House Democrats said new budget documents released today show House Republicans aren’t interested in growing Iowa’s skilled workforce or education reform efforts. “The Republican education budget is a failure for Iowa students and the future of our economy,” said House Democratic Leader Kevin McCarthy of Des Moines. “Now more than ever, the strength of Iowa’s economy [...]

Iowa Education Reform Outline Rolled Out

By |2011-10-06T09:52:33-05:00October 6th, 2011|Categories: Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , |

Governor Terry Branstad outlined his blueprint for Education Reform this week and House Democrats share the Governor’s goal of having world class schools for all our kids.  That’s exactly why we fought so hard last year to keep preschool, prevent a two-year starvation diet for schools, and continue to raise student achievement through the Iowa Core [...]

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