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Democrats Fight to Preserve Quality, Accessible Preschool

By |2011-03-09T09:56:18-05:00March 9th, 2011|Categories: 2011 Session Information, Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , |

Iowa House Republicans voted down efforts again tonight to continue Iowa’s voluntary preschool program for 20,000 kids. “House Republicans are putting up more obstacles for parents who want to make sure their kids get the best education possible instead of providing new jobs and opportunities for middle class families,” said Rep. Nate Willems, who has two [...]

Preschool Demonstration Held at the State Capitol

By |2011-02-28T09:58:42-05:00February 28th, 2011|Categories: Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , , |

A preschool demonstration was held at the State Capitol on Saturday, February 26th to help Iowans see a behind-the-scenes look at the education our four year olds are receiving through the voluntary preschool program. You can read the full Des Moines Register article here. Have you signed the preschool petition yet? We have almost one thousand [...]

Sign the Save Iowa Preschool Petition!

By |2011-02-16T10:04:09-05:00February 16th, 2011|Categories: Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , |

Please support Iowa’s high quality preschool initiative for 20,000 Iowa four year olds. The preschool initiative is supported by educators, business leaders, and parents because research proves it helps raise student achievement while saving taxpayers money in the long run. The statewide preschool initiative is sustainable and is a wise investment for our future. The state [...]

Iowa Business Council Favors Voluntary Preschool

By |2011-01-26T14:44:08-05:00January 26th, 2011|Categories: Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , |

The Iowa Business Council spoke before the Senate Education committee on Monday, to urge lawmakers not eliminate funds for public preschool programs. Elliott Smith told lawmakers the state has an economic and moral imperative to make sure its youngest citizens are prepared for success. The quality of Iowa’s education system has been a top priority for [...]

Dems Launch Save Preschool Website; Call for Public Hearing

By |2011-01-13T15:03:39-05:00January 13th, 2011|Categories: Budget, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , |

House Democrats today said ending preschool for nearly 20,000 kids is shortsighted and encouraged Iowans concerned about state budget cuts to participate in a public hearing at the State Capitol on Tuesday, January 18th at 6:30 pm or submit comments on a new web page for concerned Iowans at www.iowahouse.org/savepreschool. “With research proving every $1 spent on [...]

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 [...]

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