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IOWA IDEAS 2020 VIRTUAL EVENT
OCTOBER 15-16 - FREE ACCESS
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Case study: Davenport's legal challenge against 'inequity in funding'

While students in neighboring districts of Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley were allowed to spend $6,665 and $6,724 respectivel...

Data: Iowa's changing public schools

As rural populations and school enrollment decline in Iowa, some public school districts are forced to make tough choices. ...

Guest column: Why we have to teach creativity in school

Creativity is the fuel that drives the engine of innovation that produces wealth and opportunity for all....

For richer and for poorer: A look at school funding in two Iowa districts

When her students arrived at school in the mornings with backpacks and books, they often were carrying worries and pain throu...

Data: The ABC's of Iowa's school funding formula

When Iowa's school funding formula was written in the 1970s, it set an amount of money the state would spend per student. In ...

Summer reading programs help narrow the gap

Somewhere between the daily reading instruction, math and fun activities that included watermelon seed estimating, sidewalk c...

Imbalance continues in K-12 school funding, Iowa Ideas panel says

CEDAR RAPIDS - If education funding in Iowa received a grade, some education experts and legislators said Friday that it woul...

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. ...

Symposium recap: Trauma-informed practices and 21st century classrooms

A handful of educators, parents and policy-makers met in Des Moines on Wednesday for a symposium about the future of K-12 edu...

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