Iowa Ideas is a nonpartisan, statewide learning experience designed to explore the key questions and big ideas that will shape the future of Iowa.

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Save the date for Iowa Ideas 2018

    Panelists, moderated by Gazette reporter Michaela Ramm (far right), discuss community engagement and outreach in the Higher Education track during the Iowa Ideas conference at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cedar Rapids Convention Complex on Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017. (Liz Martin/The Gazette)
    Sep 25, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Iowa Ideas will return to downtown Cedar Rapids, Sept. 28-29, 2018! 

    Building on the success of our inaugural conference, we'll convene another gathering exploring key issues shaping the future of Iowa. Save the date for more in-depth conversations on education, health care, agriculture and environmental issues, workforce and more. 

    But you don't have to wait a whole year to hear from us: 

     

    -- We'll continue producing in-depth stories and magazines on these topics

    -- Subscribe to our newsletters to hear from Gazette reporters covering these issues throughout the year

    -- Reach out to Kelly Buchanan for information on sponsoring Iowa Ideas 2018: kelly.buchanan@thegazette.com

    -- Want to get involved? Reach out to us any time: iowaideas@thegazette.com

     

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    Conference replay: Early childhood education and literacy

    Of more than 33,700 Iowa third-graders who took the Iowa Assessment in 2015-16, 23.1 percent were not proficient in reading. ... READ MORE

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