Policy

Central Iowa school getting ‘positive vibes’ from teacher leadership changes

PLEASANT HILL — Teachers and administrators at Southeast Polk School District told Gov. Terry Branstad on Monday a $2.2 million state grant ... »

Iowa House passes bill setting Aug. 23 as earliest school start date

DES MOINES — The state’s school districts would not be allowed to start school before Aug. 23 under a proposal that a key state lawma ... »

Cedar Rapids, Iowa City school districts join Center for Equity

Launched in late July, the team at the Creative Corridor Center for Equity is raising funds to create a plan for four area school districts to achi ... »

Branstad statewide tour focuses on reducing bullying

SIOUX CITY — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad on Wednesday called on state legislators to move past the gridlock of the 2013-14 session and give sch ... »

Iowa regents will mull eight more efficiency ‘opportunities’ in October

IOWA CITY — The Board of Regents will convene for a special meeting Oct. 2 to discuss eight more cost-saving, revenue-generating, or efficie ... »

Cedar Rapids school district being investigated over race-based discipline

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids School District is under federal investigation over whether its discipline practices discriminate against bl ... »

Iowa State officials discontinue VEISHEA, retire name

AMES — VEISHEA, the annual Iowa State University celebration that has perhaps become best known for outbreaks of violence, has been permanent ... »

Iowa reformers focus on teaching profession

Teachers like Tania Johnson are excited about the prospects that a new Iowa reform process focusing on mentoring, collaborating and coordinating ca ... »

Three school elections slated for Sept. 9

Friday marked the deadline for school district representatives in Linn County to file paperwork with the Auditor’s Office to get on the ball ... »

Higher education tax credits falling short nationally, in Iowa

Use of higher education tax credits has skyrocketed, but a new study shows they’ve fallen short of their mission to make college more access ... »

Critics question new Iowa City external school bus cameras

Critics say newly installed stop-arm cameras on Iowa City school buses violate the city’s traffic camera ban that, when adopted in 2013, was ... »