Photo from the Duren H. Ward Collection in the Iowa State Historical Society. Ward visited the Meskwaki Settlement in the summer of 1905. He took formal portraits but also copied older photos of members of the tribe.

News Quiz: Native American History in Iowa

An estimated 17 different Native American tribes have lived in Iowa, according to Iowa’s Official Register, a 2011 document by the State Library of Iowa. How familiar are you with the history surrounding the tribes that lived in Iowa?

Documents: Iowa Department of Education Equity Reviews 2010-2016

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Most Iowa School Districts Don't Comply With Americans With Disabilities Act
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Find your school or school district in the database of non-compliance citations compiled by IowaWatch. IowaWatch reporter Hannah Soyer obtained equity review documents from the Iowa Department of Education for reviews conducted from the fall of 2010 through February 2016. Since 2010, the Iowa Department of Education has inspected 48 school districts in the districts’ annual equity review, and all except one had areas of non-compliance with the ADA. The largest categories of non-compliance were parking and passenger loading zones, with a combined 336 citations, followed by toilet rooms with 157 and entrances with 122. Jump to Year:
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2010-2011 Equity Reviews

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2011-2012 Equity Reviews

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Students walked across the University of Iowa campus in 2012.

IowaWatch Connection Podcast: With Speech on College Campuses, How Far Is Too Far?

College traditionally is considered a place where open speech and expression are learning tools, taking students deeper into issues. But does a line exist where speech on campus goes too far? This podcast is part of an IowaWatch college media journalism project in which 14 college student journalists spoke to students, faculty and administrators on six Iowa campuses to discuss whether or not limits exist, or should exist, for speech and expression on campus.

Wind towers are part of the rural landscape north of Alta, Iowa, in this September 2012 photo. (IowaWatch photo by Robert Maharry)

News Quiz: Perspectives on Climate Change

According to a Pew Research Center survey, 22 percent of U.S. adults say climate change is due to natural patterns and one-quarter believe there is no solid evidence Earth is getting warmer, despite a large consensus in the scientific community. A recent national survey and an informal state survey conducted by IowaWatch, working with the Cedar Falls High School Tiger Hi-Line, show this conflict also plays out in the classroom. Check your knowledge of recent research on climate change and how climate change is taught.