Ed tech bonds are part of an emerging shift in how schools are thinking about paying for technology. Yet it’s an approach that some observers say not only violates the principle of taxpayer-financed debt, but exacerbates inequities for schools in communities lacking the municipal wealth of their higher-income counterparts.
Many Iowans nearing retirement age are driving an increase in older workers who keep their job to cover high health care costs their life savings cannot cover. Story includes a podcast of an IowaWatch Connection radio report on the problem.
Low-income parents in the United States often can’t get into public preschools while middle-income parents can’t afford to pay for private preschools. As the price of private preschool soars and states spend more than ever on public programs for the poor, will the middle class be left behind?
ByLyle Muller, Krista Johnson, Mackenzie Rappe and Kiley Wellendorf |
Voters in battleground state revealed mixed feelings about whether or not they’ve heard Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton talk about issues about which those Iowans care.
ByJulia Davis, Bethany Lobberecht and Lyle Muller |
Iowans lament the long U.S. presidential campaign that started in their state with the first-in-the-nation precinct caucuses. The ads and constant bickering are a toll. But they still are tuning in to what’s happening.
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.