Fewer schools, more miles: Iowa kids at greater risk?

As Iowa schools close or merge many students face longer commutes, leading to concerns as rural school districts allot large portions of their budget to transportation and students, who are more likely than adults to be at the wheel during a fatal crash, are driving to school in increasing numbers, over longer distances.

Source: The Des Moines Register

Posted on: February 23, 2015

Second juvenile home accused of violations

A second state-run facility for delinquent youths, the State Training School for Boys in Eldora, has failed to provide adequate schooling for disadvantaged children, according to two sets of investigators. Advocates for the disabled are now asking state officials to begin examining the facility's use of isolation and its impact on the youths' schooling.

Source: The Des Moines Register

Posted on: May 27, 2014