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2008 Session Review: Education

By |2008-05-29T10:39:21-05:00May 29th, 2008|Categories: Education|Tags: , , , , |

A top priority of the Iowa Legislature the last two year is to make sure our kids are prepared for jobs in today's global economy.  We made great progress during the 2008 legislative session by expanding opportunities,  raising academic standards and keeping higher education affordable for all Iowans.  Some highlight include:   Raising Standards – Iowa schools are now required to adopt [...]

House Raises Standards & Continues Progress in Education

By |2008-04-14T18:59:47-05:00April 14th, 2008|Categories: Education|Tags: , , , , , |

In an effort to make sure Iowa students are prepared for jobs in today’s global economy, the Iowa House today raised education standards and maintained their commitment to Iowans by expanding pre-school, bringing teacher pay to 25th in the nation, and keeping higher education affordable for Iowans. “Every Iowa student needs the skills necessary to compete [...]

School Infrastructure & Property Tax Relief Plan Advances

By |2008-03-21T12:35:11-05:00March 21st, 2008|Categories: Education|Tags: , , , , , |

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 basis now moves to the House Floor. The plan also provides $24 million in property tax relief. “Every county in Iowa already collects an extra penny [...]

DEMOCRATS TO HONOR PROMISES TO STUDENTS, PARENTS & TEACHERS

By |2008-02-07T13:46:37-05:00February 7th, 2008|Categories: Education|Tags: , , , |

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 and expanding access to quality pre-school. The lawmakers also said they planned to approve a rigorous and relevant curriculum to make sure every Iowa student is ready for [...]

House Approves 4% Increase for Schools

By |2008-02-06T22:57:46-05:00February 6th, 2008|Categories: Education|Tags: , , , , , |

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. Called allowable growth, the Legislature must set the rate 18 months in advance so school districts can plan their budgets. “This is just the first [...]

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