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219 GOP Pink Slips to Teachers; Another 332 Positions Unfilled Next Year

By |2015-04-21T14:26:14-06:00April 21st, 2015|Categories: 2015 Session Information, Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , |

219 GOP Pink Slips to Teachers; Another 332 Positions Unfilled Next Year Web Page Launched on School Funding Crisis According to a survey of Iowa Superintendents, at least 219 teachers will receive pink slips this month and another 332 school positions will go unfilled next year.  With just 132 superintendents reporting so far, almost 2/3rd of [...]

Statement from Rep. Sharon Steckman of Mason City on Republican Education Plans

By |2015-03-03T12:45:05-06:00March 3rd, 2015|Categories: Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , |

"Today is a sad day for public education and teachers across Iowa. House Republicans finally put all of their cards on the table today and their education agenda is simple: ruin public education and push Iowa kids to private schools instead. At a 9:30 am conference committee, Republicans said there isn’t enough money for public schools, [...]

Republicans Vote Down School Funding Supported by Iowa Schools, Teachers & Parents

By |2015-01-28T08:24:03-06:00January 28th, 2015|Categories: 2015 Session Information, Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , |

On a straight party line vote, House Republicans turned back a school funding plan supported by school officials, teachers, and parents. “I’m disappointed that House Republicans have stopped listening to our local school leaders, parents, and teachers.  Over the last few weeks, we’ve heard from Iowans across the state that the Republican school funding plan shortchanges [...]

Iowans Pack Public Hearing: Reject Republican Education Plan

By |2015-01-27T08:08:17-06:00January 27th, 2015|Categories: 2015 Session Information, Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , |

Iowans packed a special public hearing at the State Capitol tonight and overwhelmingly opposed a Republican school funding plan.  Aside from the Governor’s Office, just one Iowan spoke in support of the Republican plan. “It’s telling that only one person spoke in favor of the Republican plan at the public hearing tonight,” said State Rep. Patti [...]

Live Stream of Education Public Hearing Tonight

By |2015-01-26T15:09:29-06:00January 26th, 2015|Categories: 2015 Session Information, Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , |

After Republicans moved to limit access to an education public hearing last week, House Democrats will live stream the hearing on Monday night so Iowans can watch and listen. Iowans can go to http://www.ustream.tv/channel/iowahousedemocrats and watch the proceedings live. “The public hearing is for legislators and Iowans to listen to parents, teachers, and school officials about [...]

Superintendents Survey: Branstad Education Plan will Result in Fired Teachers, Overcrowed Classrooms

By |2015-01-23T14:41:22-06:00January 22nd, 2015|Categories: 2015 Session Information, Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , , |

If approved, Governor Branstad’s education budget will hurt Iowa’s k12 schools, according to a survey of Iowa’s superintendents. “Superintendents told us the governor’s budget will send our schools in the wrong direction, resulting in fired teachers, crowded classes, outdated textbooks, and fewer choices for Iowa students,” said Senator Herman Quirmbach of Ames, chair of the Senate [...]

Request for Public Hearing on Republican School Funding Plan

By |2015-01-22T09:18:09-06:00January 22nd, 2015|Categories: Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , , , |

A group of lawmakers requested a special public hearing today at the State Capitol to gather input from Iowans on Republican school funding plans. “The Republican plan isn’t good enough. We’ve already heard from many school leaders that it will short change Iowa kids and reduce opportunities for our students,” said Rep. Patti Ruff, Ranking Member [...]

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