NewsClips

IASB collects and compiles news clips as a service to members, to help Iowa school leaders stay in the loop on education-related news and learn from other districts' successes and challenges. Note: The articles compiled in these emails come from independent media sources who are solely responsible for their content and IASB does not necessarily endorse the content of the articles. Some articles may be available only by subscription.

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Breaking News from JUNE 27–July 3, 2020

Iowa News

Statewide
Iowa Teacher’s Union President Upset Over No School Mask Requirement

Statewide
ISEA Calls Iowa Department of Education Reopening School Guidance 'Irresponsible'

Statewide
Iowa Teacher's Union Calls Lack of Face Mask Mandate for Schools 'Obscene'

Statewide
Return to Learn: Find Your School District's Plan for Fall Classes

Statewide
Schools Weigh Plans to Welcome Students Without Spreading COVID-19

Statewide
'I Never Thought My Job Could Kill Me': Iowa Educators Upset Over Lack State Guidance

Statewide
Following Backlash, Iowa Department of Education Issues New Statement About Face Masks in Schools

Statewide
Statement from the Iowa Department of Education on Reopening Guidance for Schools

Statewide
Iowa Department of Education Releases Updated Guidance for Returning to School

Statewide
Why Aren't Iowa Schools Being Told to Require Face Masks? Here's the Department of Education's Clarification.

Statewide
Parents React to Recommendations From Iowa Department of Education

Statewide
Iowa Parents Worry Schools Will Become New Hot Spots With Lax Rules

Statewide
'We Are Not Ready': Parents of Special Education Students Feel Iowa Isn't Doing Enough for Their Kids

Statewide
Educators and Parents Worry About State Guidance on Reopening Schools

Statewide
Bus Drivers Express Concerns Over Social Distancing, Sanitation as Schools Plan Fall Returns

Statewide

School Officials Shy Away From Comment on Specific Parts of State Guidelines

Statewide
Iowa Schools Prepare Re-Opening Guidelines

Statewide
Governor Signs Bill Addressing Violent Outbursts in Iowa Classrooms

Statewide
‘First in the Nation’ Law Protects Iowa Student Loan Borrowers

Regional

Return to Learn: Northwest Iowa Schools Prep Plans to Return After Coronavirus

Ankeny
Ankeny Expects to Require Face Coverings for Students, Teachers in the Fall

Council Bluffs
Carter Lake Teacher Named 2019-20 Teacher of the Year

Davenport
EICC to Resume Face-To-Face Classes Aug. 24

Decorah
Decorah School Superintendent Mark Lane Says Nine Different Committees Are Working on the School District's "Return to Learn" Plan

Des Moines
Des Moines Public Schools on Fall Return: 'We Intend to Require Face Masks'

Des Moines
Des Moines Students Will Attend In-Person Classes 1 or 2 Days a Week This Fall

Fort Dodge
FD Schools Starting New Science Curriculum

Iowa City
School Board Will Meet With Iowa Freedom Riders to Discuss Their Demands for Change in Iowa City Schools

Iowa City
Iowa City Schools to Require Face Coverings for Upcoming School Year

Muscatine
Muscatine Community College Announces Plans for Fall Classes

Osage
Jane Elliott's Mission to Teach Anti-Racism

Perry

Perry School District Planning Virus Precautions for Fall Term
 

National News

Nationwide
Teachers Are Reinventing How Black History, Anti-Racism Are Taught in Schools as System Falls Short

Nationwide
2 in 3 Parents Would Send Kids to School in Fall: Survey

Nationwide
Teacher: ‘Parents Need to Go to Work’ Does Not Stop COVID-19 at the School Entrance

Nationwide
U.S. Supreme Court Endorses Taxpayer Funds for Religious Schools

Nationwide
Despite Espinoza Decision's 'Seismic Shock' to Public Schools, Context May Vary by State

Nationwide
America’s Great Remote-Learning Experiment: What Surveys of Teachers and Parents Tell Us About How It Went

Nationwide
A Movement to Push Police Out of Schools Is Growing Nationwide. Here Is Why.

Nationwide
5 Students Tell You Why They Want Police-Free Schools

Nationwide
Experts Weigh In: How to Reopen Schools Safely

Nationwide
U.S. Pediatricians Call For In-Person School This Fall

Nationwide
How Educators, Librarians Are Connecting Students With Books to Prevent COVID-19 Summer Literacy Slide

Nationwide
Op-Ed: America's Schools Are Named After Some Horrible People

Alabama
Alabama Students Throwing 'COVID Parties' to See Who Gets Infected: Officials

California
More Than 40 Bay Area School Principals in Quarantine After In-Person Meeting

California
L.A. School Board Cuts School Police Budget by $25 Million After Student Protests

California
Benefits, Harm of School Police the Focus of State Task Force Hearing

Colorado

Denver Elementary Principal Removed After District Finds She Discriminated Against a Black Student

Michigan
‘It’s Overwhelming Every Day’: Michigan Families Struggle to Feed Their Children in Wake of COVID-19

New York
NYC Education Dept. Offers In-Person Therapies Over Summer, but No Live Classes, to Disabled Students

Oklahoma

School Board Member in Oklahoma Spotted Drinking a Beer During Board Meeting

Pennsylvania
Federal Appeals Court Rejects Student Discipline for Vulgar Off-Campus Message

South Carolina
Teachers Voice Concerns About Returning to Classrooms During Pandemic

Texas
'We Won't Wear Robert E. Lee' Puts National Spotlight on Tyler ISD Students

Texas
Texas Teachers Consider Retirement Over Teaching During a Pandemic

Texas
Texas Education Agency Discusses New Sexual Education Policy for the First Time in 23 Years

Texas

Austin Schools Suspend Black Students Nearly 5 Times as Often as White Students
 

Recent News from JUNE 20–26, 2020

Iowa News

Statewide
Iowa School Reopening Plan Doesn’t Require Masks, Distancing

Statewide
Iowa Department of Education Doesn't Recommend Masks, Illness Screenings for K-12 Schools

Statewide
Districts Get to Decide If Face Masks Will Be Required in Iowa Schools

Statewide
K-12 Schools Should Not Require Face Masks; State's Largest Teachers' Union Calls the Guidance 'Deeply Disappointing'

Statewide
NFL Player, Iowa Native Calls for More Diverse Education in Iowa Schools

Statewide
A Look Behind Iowa's Education for Juneteenth Celebrations

Statewide
What Iowa Lawmakers Accomplished This Year

Statewide
Schools Play the ‘What If’ Game

Statewide
School Open Enrollment Applications Available Starting July 1

Statewide
With Summer in Full Swing, Families Prepare for Schooling in the Fall

Statewide
At Least 5 Iowa High School Baseball Teams Have Players or Coaches With COVID-19

Statewide
NICC Partners With USDA-NRCS for Ongoing Education

Statewide
Virus Cases Spike Among Young Adults in Iowa College Towns

Statewide
High School Teams Playing It Safe, Fans Less So

Statewide
State Urges School Districts to Be Vigilant After Funds Misused by Former Secretary

Regional
Governor Honors Six Muscatine County Scholars With Award

Regional
N'West Iowa Lawmakers Reflect on Session

Regional
Metro School Districts Near July 1 Deadline for 'Return to Learn' Proposals

Ames
Iowa State University Staff and Students Targeted by ‘Vile’ Cyberattack

Ames
Ames Public Schools, Library Team up to Provide Meals for Kids During the Summer

Ames
Iowa State University Details Plans for On-Campus Learning in Fall

Decorah
Video Highlights Six School Lunch Programs Nationally—Including Decorah's

Fort Dodge
Iowa Central Fitness Center Closes After COVID-19 Contact

Iowa City
Committee, Iowa Freedom Riders Call for ICCSD to Limit Police Presence on Campuses

Osage
Osage School District Continues to Work on Return to Learn Plan

Sioux City
Sioux City Schools May Limit International Baccalaureate Program to 3 Elementary Schools

Sioux City

Sioux City School District to Discuss "Return to Learn" Plan for Students

Woodbine
Woodbine Student-Athlete Tests Positive for COVID-19
 

National News

Nationwide
Reopening Schools: Will In-Person Classes, Online Learning or a Mix Be the Solution?

Nationwide
Educators Support Black Lives Matter, But Still Want Police in Schools, Survey Shows

Nationwide
Some Private Schools Getting More Virus Relief Funding Than Public Schools, Under DeVos Formula

Nationwide
Education Dept. Rule Limits How Schools Can Spend Vital Aid Money

Nationwide
Parents Fear Anti-Asian Racism as Schools Mull Reopening

Nationwide
Inside the National Movement to Push Police out of Schools

Nationwide
Did You Learn About Juneteenth in School? Many American History Lessons Fall Short on Black History.

Nationwide
The 2020 Test That Many School Districts Failed Before the Pandemic Even Started

Nationwide
Budgets Put Limits on Social Distancing Options for Schools

Nationwide
As States Cut Budgets, Racial Funding Gaps Between Districts Could Widen

Nationwide
USDA Just Made it Easier to Serve School Meals Amid Coronavirus Precautions

Nationwide
Op-Ed: Teacher: I Was Fired for Being Gay. Now It Can't Happen to Anyone Else.

California
California Districts Look to Rename Schools Linked to Racist History

California
'A Punch to the Gut': Dealing With Suicide in a Pandemic

California
Oakland Schools Agree to Give Girls Equal Access to Sports Programs, Facilities

California
LA School District Rejects Measure to Defund Campus Police

Idaho

Trump Administration Backs Idaho Transgender Sports Ban

Illinois
Chicago Launches “Groundbreaking” Initiative to Connect up to 100,000 Students to the Internet

Louisiana
Baton Rouge Activist Rips School Board Member for Defending Robert E. Lee

New York
Racist Facebook Post Allegedly Tied to Staten Island Assistant Principal

Ohio

DeWine Signs Bill Expanding Religious Freedom in Schools

Ohio/West Virginia
Students Bring COVID-19 Back From Myrtle Beach Trips

Wisconsin

Smaller Class Sizes, Flexibility Urged for Wisconsin Schools