An IowaWatch-Iowa Public Radio report last week shows that Iowa lawmakers have repeatedly dropped the ball when it comes to providing funding equity for the state’s public schools.
Legislators, superintendents and lobbyists in Iowa say the formula used to fund Iowa’s public school districts is outdated and creates a major disparity in the level of education Iowa students receive.
Republicans, armed with firm control of the House, Senate and governor’s office, came to the Statehouse in January with several bills that Democrats could block when they controlled the Senate in the last legislative session.
The Iowa legislature is back in session. We’ll talk with lawmakers from both parties, from around the state, about their priorities for this year’s session, and hear from analysts about what they expect.
The national K-12 common core education standards have drawn attention from educators, parents, and government officials. It’s already become a topic in the 2016 presidential campaign. But what is it, and why are so many talking about it?
The national K-12 common core education standards have drawn attention from educators, parents, and government officials. The Iowa Core is to be fully implemented by the end of this academic year. But what is it, and why are so many talking about it?