- Editorial: Iowa must eliminate private instruction option for home schooling, which can increase ris
- Mar 8, 6:51 AM: Iowa's independent private instruction option can leave youth uneducated and at risk of abuse. There are no standards about what students should learn and no abuse record checks on parents.
- Bill giving some parents 'school choice' advances in Iowa Senate
- Mar 7, 6:10 AM: A bill allowing parents of students with special education needs to use state money for public schools for private school expenses advanced out of an Iowa Senate Committee Wednesday.
- 'School choice' bill gets initial OK in Iowa Senate: Public money for private schools, home schooling
- > Mar 1, 7:07 AM: A "school choice" measure that would use public education money for private schools and home schooling in Iowa is moving through the state Capitol again, though its scope — and its chances — are unclear.
- Opinion: Vouchers threaten Iowa’s public schools
- > Mar 1, 6:24 AM: SF372 is the deluxe version of voucher bills — it would give $6,880 in taxpayer money to every child in Iowa who would like to attend a private school or homeschool. A similar bill introduced last year carried a price tag
- School choice' bill gets initial OK in Iowa Senate: Public money for private schools, home schooling
- > Feb 28, 6:26 AM: A "school choice" measure that would use public education money for private schools and home schooling in Iowa is moving through the state Capitol again, though its scope — and its chances — are unclear.
- Kids who go to school online don't feel effects of snow days
- > Feb 26, 7:24 AM: Snow days haven't impacted some eastern Iowa students because they go to school online. Samantha Spielbauer is a student of the Iowa Virtual Academy, which is a K-12 online school that kids can enroll in across the state.
- Commentary: Justice reform and education reform are linked
- > Feb 11, 6:05 AM: Education is the great equalizer and the best vehicle in driving students toward their passions. When done right, these passions then lead students to a life where they can thrive---and not just survive. This fundamental
- Coalition aims to grow internships, apprenticeships
A coalition of educators and employers has launched an initiative to increase work-based learning opportunities for high school juniors and seniors.
Jan 31, 8:26 AM:
- Virtual snow days requires kids to learn at home; here's how one rural Iowa district does it
- Jan 24, 6:56 AM: Snow days are no longer "free days" for students in one rural Iowa school district near the Minnesota border.
- Letter: Expand school tuition tax credit program
- > Jan 18, 7:14 AM: Every child deserves a fair and equal opportunity to excel in school. For parents, that means having the ability to choose a school best suited to their child’s needs. Unfortunately, not all families have that choice.
- Column: Expanding education choices for low-income families must be a 2019 Iowa Legislature priority
- Jan 8, 5:58 AM: With the 2019 session of the Iowa Legislature about to begin, discussions of hot-button issues and debates on statewide priorities will commence.
- More funding needed to continue online high school courses
- Dec 26, 7:56 AM: Hundreds of Iowa high school students may lose access to required foreign language classes if lawmakers don’t provide a cash infusion to a state-run initiative.
- Governor: Apprentices are 'learning and earning'
- Nov 14, 7:13 AM: Low unemployment may be one of the stats politicians brag about. But Iowa's governor says she's well aware that having everyone working can actually cause headaches for business managers.
- Report: Iowa falling short of workforce education goals, especially among Hispanics, blacks
- > Sep 20, 6:15 AM: The education gap is particularly bad for poor and minority workers. If Iowa fails to meet that goal, it will be difficult for the state to fill future jobs, more than two-thirds of which are expected to require more than
- Dubuque Prescott teachers prep for first year without charter status
- > Aug 15, 6:06 AM: For the first time in 12 years, Prescott Elementary in Dubuque will be welcoming students as a regular public school, not a charter.Earlier this year the school board voted against an application that would have requested
- Column: Open the educational doors of opportunity for everyone
- > Aug 6, 7:15 AM: A more practical policy goal might be to make obtaining technical skills more affordable while facilitating the development of additional skills and higher education. This would give people a firmer grasp of basic skills
- Opinion: Register report about public funds going to private schools did not tell the whole story
- > Aug 6, 5:34 AM: In the recent Des Moines Register article, “How much public money goes to support private schools in Iowa?,” it was reported that nearly $500 million in public funds have gone to support non-public schools since 2008. The
- Teacher's union to school board: Please lobby state legislators to restore bargaining rights
- Jul 27, 6:21 AM: There's a "palpable" anxiety among teachers in Iowa City schools since the state Legislature stripped the rights of collective bargaining, say leaders of a local union.
- How much public money goes to support private schools in Iowa?
- Jul 18, 4:29 AM: Iowa has spent nearly $500 million in public money to support private schools and home school programs since 2008, according to a Register analysis of state data.
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