Education

  • Campaign challenges Iowa teachers

    - Oct 19, 2016
    A national phenomenon has become local — social-studies teachers across Iowa are having trouble navigating the political discourse when covering the current election in their classrooms. By Emily Kresse  emily-kresse@uiowa.edu The reasons this election year is...
  • Hillary Clinton launches first day of Iowa voting with economics plan

    - Sep 29, 2016
    By Maria Curi | Maria-curi@uiowa.edu DES MOINES— Ringing in the first day of voting in Iowa, Hillary Clinton was at the Cowles Commons rallying voters to stand behind her vision for America that includes tuition-free college, paid...
  • Obama touts increased grant funding for students, FAFSA tweaks

    - Sep 14, 2015
    “Education is more than just knowledge… It means the world to me because I no longer feel lost,” said Russhaun Johnson, student body president at North High School in Des Moines, before introducing President Barack Obama....
  • Freshman class learns the Statehouse

    - May 13, 2015
    The Daily Iowan asked some of the first-year representatives and new state senators to recap their first year as they work toward a final week in the Iowa Legislature.   From education-funding disputes and the state’s first...
  • House cuts performance-based funding model

    - May 1, 2015
    The Iowa House approved a $977 million  education appropriations bill Thursday which removed the highly  contested performance-based funding model and calls for a third straight tuition freeze in the state’s three public universities in a slightly different...
  • Iowa Senate backs UI funding

    - Apr 30, 2015
    The Iowa Senate approved an education budget, split by a partisan vote, that “backfills” the University of Iowa’s loss of funds and would sufficiently fund a third-consecutive tuition freeze for Iowa’s regent institutions. “We believe in...
  • House Republicans take aim at regent budget

    - Apr 29, 2015
    House Republicans are taking the necessary steps to cut funding for the University of Iowa and the Iowa Department of Education. The cuts are intended to prioritize institutions that enroll more in-state students, ensuring Iowa’s taxpayer...
  • Lawmakers address concerns over lack of K-12 funding

    - Apr 24, 2015
    Johnson County lawmakers convened with Iowa City area education officials to discuss next year’s funding. The discussions are at a standstill as Democrats have lowered their original proposal of 4 percent budgetary increase in k-12 funding to...
  • Senate committee approves increase in higher education spending

    - Apr 23, 2015
    The Senate appropriations committee approved a nearly $40 million increase in higher education spending. In a 13-6 vote, the committee approved a $1.026 billion education budget for the 2016 fiscal year. This money would allow regent...
  • Iowa school funding up in air

    - Apr 20, 2015
    Gov. Terry Branstad, who won re-election last year after crafting a campaign built largely on education reform and fiscally responsible spending, said on Monday he doesn’t foresee state spending woes to be resolved this legislative session. Democrats, who...