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IOWA IDEAS 2019
OCTOBER 3-4 CEDAR RAPIDS

To provide 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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This rural Iowa school district is hiring licensed therapists to support students’ mental health

On one of the last afternoons of the school year, five women sat around a table in an Amana Elementary classroom, trading tip...

In Iowa, a quicker, cheaper path to a college degree is easy as 2+2, 3+1 or 3+3

The typical path to a college degree in Iowa increasingly is branching off, taking detours and merging with others as public ...

Iowa schools struggle to hire and keep bus drivers

CEDAR RAPIDS - Nathan Coon circled Bus 1804, checking its tires for leaks and making sure its service doors were secure, befo...

School resource officers try to educate and prevent social media fallout before it results in arrests

CEDAR RAPIDS - Two Cedar Rapids school resource officers said about 85 percent of the problems they deal with revolve around ...

As state student aid falters, universities step in

Student financial aid from Iowa's public universities continues to grow - as does aid from the federal government, mostly in ...

Staying on track: A handful of Iowa schools offer child care for student parents

Starr Wheeler was sneaking out, screaming at her parents and, as she characterized it, being "a bad kid."Kicked out of the ho...

University of Iowa campus drug violations drop, alcohol referrals up

IOWA CITY - University of Iowa police drug-abuse arrests and disciplinary referrals have dropped dramatically in recent years...

Iowa schools not choosing to arm teachers

CEDAR RAPIDS - Iowa school districts have the local authority to arm classroom teachers and school personnel as a way to dete...

Rural high school students are skipping college. Should we be worried?

For a growing number of American high schoolers - especially those crammed in the country's swelling urban centers - college ...

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