With the presidential election less than three months away, millions of Americans will be navigating new requirements for voting – if they can vote at all – as state leaders implement dozens of new restrictions that could make it more difficult to cast a ballot. A special report via News21.
Caffeine and a drug used to regulate blood sugar levels for people with Type 2 diabetes wash down the drain every day to become some of the most common unregulated contaminants in Iowa’s public drinking water, an IowaWatch investigation revealed.
Data shows the results of school district equity reviews conducted by the Iowa Department of Education based on the letter of findings sent to districts as well as the date upon which school districts became compliant. Documents from reviews starting in the fall of 2010 through February 2016 were reviewed.
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.
IowaWatch and the Cedar Falls High School Tiger Hi-Line conducted an informal survey of Iowa teachers and students to examine their perspectives on climate change and how it should be taught in the classroom.
We all know what freedom of speech and expression mean, right? Well, maybe not. So The Iowa Center for Public Affairs Journalism-IowaWatch is launching an investigation: “MAKING BOUNDARIES: The Impact of Defining Boundaries for Speech and Expression on College Campuses.” But we need your donations to make it happen.
Does a limit on speech and expression exist on Iowa’s college campuses, where you expect the free flow of ideas to broaden education? Help a team of Iowa college student journalists working with IowaWatch answer that question by giving a tax-deductible donation that supports the students’ efforts. Don’t wait. The deadline to donate is Friday, April 8, 2016.