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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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A look at tuition costs at Iowa's colleges and universities by the numbers

In each edition of Iowa Ideas magazine, "Iowa By the Numbers" looks at a different data set to see what those numbers tell us...

How Iowa schools are making after-school activities available to all, not just those who can afford it

WATERLOO - C.A. Joseph's parents work second shift, which means they aren't able to pick him up after football practice, whic...

Iowa is unique in offering in-state students guaranteed admission to public universities of their choice

For 50-plus years, Iowa has offered guaranteed admission to any public university of an in-state student's choosing, so long ...

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 ...

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