- 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.
- Governor unveils apprenticeship ‘playbook’
- > Jun 18, 7:02 AM: A new online “playbook” is available to guide Iowa employers, high schools and students interested in establishing registered apprenticeship programs in their communities to enhance work skills and job opportunities, Gov.
- Tax Breaks for Religious Schools Await Governor’s Signature
- > May 17, 5:58 AM: The Republican-sponsored tax reform bill that passed on the last day of the legislative session included some tax advantages for private schools that didn’t get much attention during the debate. That was a victory for
- Small district pitches charter school benefits to top state education administrator
- > May 14, 5:30 AM: Iowa Department of Education director Ryan Wise visits a classroom at West Central schools on Friday. The small district in Maynard is one of only two Iowa districts that will have charter school status next fall.
- Ames student takes alternative education path through virtual school
- > Apr 30, 5:17 AM: On a day-to-day basis, Cooper is one of about 540 students who participate in the K-12 school — which opened in August 2012 and is open to any Iowa student — with less than 10 sprinkled throughout Story County in Ames,
- Letter: Empower parents with school choice
- > Apr 23, 5:23 AM: One of the biggest decisions that a parent faces is how to educate their child. Making the best choice for their child’s education will have a long lasting impact on his or her future. There are many great choices for
- Guest Opinion: Iowa’s GOP legislators must despise public education
- Apr 16, 5:18 AM: Voucher programs and other private education measures will harm public schools even more than the Legislature already has.
- Column: Nothing is conservative about school vouchers
- > Apr 9, 5:44 AM: Conservative lawmakers have once again introduced legislation to create an education savings account program in Iowa. ESAs are the latest iteration of school voucher programs that differ in that they allow parents to use
- Rural schools present unique opportunities
- > Apr 6, 6:05 AM: Tewes, Tessum and Long agreed smaller class sizes allow for more one-on-one attention from teachers and that students who attend smaller, rural schools have the opportunity to be more active in sports and the arts. All
- Iowa School Choice Supporters 'Optimistic' at Statehouse Rally
- Apr 5, 4:35 AM: Supporters of programs to expand state funding for various forms of non-public education rallied at the Iowa Capitol Wednesday along with hundreds of students.
- Opinion: Inside the Iowa House: vouchers are back
- > Apr 3, 5:23 AM: With just a few weeks left in session, Republican lawmakers revived their plan for private school vouchers. Once fully implemented, this latest version would shift over $250 million in taxpayer dollars from public schools
- SL's emotional appeal keeps charter school alive
- > Apr 2, 5:12 AM: Relief is the emotion of choice for the Storm Lake School District, after the Iowa Department of Education Board granted renewal of the local charter school for four additional years. After a delegation of Storm Lakers
- ‘Meaningful connections’
- > Mar 29, 5:42 AM: District Superintendent Dr. Theron Schutte, also an MBEA co-chair, called for local businesses and industries to consider opportunities they may have for Marshalltown students in areas like internships,
- Chances for Iowa school vouchers ‘smaller,’ supporter says
- Mar 28, 5:28 AM: Citing a lack of support, Rep. Walt Rogers pulled the plug more than a month ago on his plan to provide taxpayer-funded accounts for parents who enroll their children in private schools.
- Opinion: Give parents the power to choose a school that fits their child's needs
- > Mar 27, 4:33 AM: Every parent should have the right to give their child the type of education they deserve, and that opportunity is upon us in the form of The Iowa Student Opportunity Act. Please join me in encouraging our legislators to
- Letter: Iowa school voucher proposal another blow to public schools
- > Mar 26, 7:10 AM: I object to this as fundamentally unfair to the majority of school-age children in Iowa. I think that — to any fair-minded person — the allocation called for by SSB3206 is totally against the best interests of public
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