Tag Archives: Education

Public hearing on education set for Monday

Iowans wishing to sound off on House File 2380 will have an opportunity next Monday. The public hearing will take place Monday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the Iowa House chamber. Speakers will be limited to three minutes, and written testimony is encouraged. Those who wish to speak should sign up in the Legislative […]

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Senate Dems knock Branstad on education town halls

Offering comparison charts of educational town hall meetings over the past several months, Iowa Senate Democrats charged their party’s offerings have been held at more more family- and teacher-friendly times. “Iowans believe strong local schools are key to our state’s economic future,” Sen. Brian Schoenjahn (D-Arlington) said in a statement. “Teachers, parents and students have […]

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Young Democrats launch education campaign against Paul, GOP field

The College and Young Democrats of Iowa are striking back specifically against U.S. Rep. Ron Paul’s assertion that student financial aid is “a failed program,” and more generally against the whole of the Republican 2012 field’s proposed policies that will directly impact young people. College & Young Democrats of Iowa President Austin Frerick holds a […]

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Michele Bachmann offers another ‘faith testimony’

Michele Bachmann offered another of her “testimonies of faith” at an Iowa church Sunday, noting her desire to protect relations with Israel, the responsibilities parents have for educating their children and pledging to lead the nation in prayer if elected president during a follow-up question and answer period with Pastor Matt Floyd of Calvary Bible […]

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Court affirms school districts can withhold personnel info

The Iowa Court of Appeals has decided that an Iowa school district had a legitimate right, based on state open records law, to keep the exact disciplinary action against two school employees that strip searched students a private matter. The decision, which is embedded below and relates to an August 2009 incident at the Atlantic […]

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