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

By |2015-01-28T08:24:03-05:00January 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 [...]

Request for Public Hearing on Republican School Funding Plan

By |2015-01-22T09:18:09-05:00January 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 [...]

Republican's Plan to End Preschool Passes Education Committee

By |2011-03-01T10:45:08-05:00March 1st, 2011|Categories: 2011 Session Information, Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The House Education Committee voted to end Iowa’s statewide preschool initiative again last night.  House Democrats fought to continue the successful, quality initiative which is both sustainable and saves the state money in the long run.  The fight for quality preschool isn’t over, so please sign the Save Iowa Preschool petition. State Rep. Cindy Winckler, D-Davenport, [...]

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