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 September 12–18, 2020

Iowa News

Statewide
Iowa Caught in the Crosshairs of Coronavirus Spike and Political Battle

Statewide
Quarantined Students Don't Count as 'Absent' From School, State Says

Statewide
More Iowa Schools Offer Free Meals Through the End of the Year

Regional
Area Schools Report New COVID-19 Cases

Regional
Pottawattamie County Schools Team up To Launch COVID-19 Safety Campaign

Regional
Two Southwest Iowa School Districts Report COVID Cases, Exposures

Regional
Tama Co. Schools Plan for COVID-19 Reporting

Adel-DeSoto-Minburn
ADM School Board Approves New Elementary School Name

Ames
Ames Teachers Tell Ups and Downs of First Week Back Virtually

Ames
Ames Students Could Return To In-Person Class Next Week

Ames
Iowa State University Reports 112 More COVID-19 Cases Among Students, Staff

Benton
Benton Community School District Loses Two Students in Vehicular Crashes in Four Days

Bettendorf
Police: Woman Pointed Folding Knife at Another Woman Outside Bettendorf Elementary School

Burlington
No More Snow Days, Burlington School District To Make COVID-19 Data Public

Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids Schools Say Total Financial Hit From Pandemic, Derecho Won’t Be Known for Months

Cedar Valley
Cedar Valley School Districts Divided on Public Sharing of COVID-19 Cases

Des Moines
Op-Ed: Try To Put Yourself in Iowa School Board Members' Shoes — It's a Thankless Job That's Harder Than Ever

Des Moines
Battle Between Gov. Kim Reynolds and Des Moines Public Schools Leaves Families in Limbo

Des Moines
A District Keeps Classrooms Closed, Defying a Governor’s Order

Des Moines
Des Moines School Board Weighs Risks of Violating Governor’s Order

Des Moines
Des Moines Parents, Students Warn Against Staying in Virtual Learning

Des Moines
COVID-19 Trends Must Improve Before Des Moines Schools Will Switch To Hybrid

Des Moines
Department of Education Says DMPS May Have To Extend Its School Year

Des Moines
Education Director Says Iowa’s Largest School District in Danger of Losing Accreditation

Dubuque
Dubuque Community School District Overcoming Challenges as School Year Kicks Off

Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont
Small Iowa School District Pivots To Hybrid Learning Model After Coronavirus Outbreak

Iowa City
State OKs Extension of Online Classes for Iowa City Schools

Iowa City
Iowa City Schools Considering In-Person Return Sept. 28

Knoxville
A Substitute Teacher’s Death Shakes Knoxville, Where COVID Is Political

North Iowa
North Iowa Schools Adjust Calendar Amidst Pandemic Concerns

North Scott
North Scott Community School District Expects To Quarantine Over 200 High School Students

Northwood-Kensett
Iowa Volleyball Team Features 'Back the Blue' With Law Enforcement in Poster

Ogden
Ogden Moves To Hybrid Learning for Middle and High School

Osage
Osage Deals With Unusual Return To the Classroom

Sioux City

All Students Within Sioux City CSD to Receive Free Breakfast, Lunch Through USDA Program

Sioux City
Sioux City School Board Hears Concerns Pertaining To COVID-19 Safety and Virtual Learning

Sioux City
Virtual Learning 'Not Yet Perfect' in Sioux City as Nearly 900 Students Who Tried It Return To the Classroom

West Des Moines

West Des Moines School To Move Online After a Third of Staff Is Exposed To COVID-19

Westwood
Westwood Community School District Reports 7 Positive COVID-19 Cases, 56 in Quarantine
 

National News

Nationwide
Trump Announces 'Patriotic Education' Commission, A Largely Political Move

Nationwide
As Schools Reopen Amid COVID-19, Teachers Worry About Their Mental Health

Nationwide
Parents File Lawsuits To Halt School Face Mask Mandates as Districts Impose Health Rules To Slow Pandemic

Nationwide
When Is It Safe for Schools to Open? Many States Haven't Given Clear Answers

Nationwide
Survey: 1 in 3 Teachers Considering Exit, Early Retirement Due To Coronavirus

Nationwide
'I'm Only 1 Person': Teachers Feel Torn Between Their Students and Their Own Kids

Nationwide
Summer Parties, Teacher Shortages Push Suburban Schools To Scrap COVID-19 Reopening Plans

Nationwide

Teacher Departures Leave Schools Scrambling for Substitutes

California
LAUSD Will Have a New Admission Requirement When It Reopens: A Negative COVID-19 Test

California/Regional
A New Layer of Trauma for the Nation's Children: Dangerous Wildfires

Colorado

Authorities Defend Response To Toy Gun Seen in Online Class

Colorado
Denver School Board Member: If Students Meet in Person, the Board Should Too

Florida
COVID-19 Cases Among Florida Children Jumped 26% in a Month. It's Still Hard To Know Which Schools Are Safe

Florida
Florida Teachers Want Superintendent Fired Over COVID Plans

Kentucky
80,000 Cloth Masks Donated by Kentucky School Boards for Family Resource and Youth Services Center

New York
Rising Teacher COVID-19 Cases and School Ventilation Issues Raise Concerns About School Reopenings

Ohio

Lakota School Board Member Resigns After Writing Police 'Should Have Shot' Two Arrested Students
 

Recent News from September 5–11, 2020

Iowa News

Statewide
Map: Tracking COVID-19 School Outbreaks in Iowa

Statewide
Reynolds Reacts To Judge’s Ruling on Education

Statewide
Motorists Reminded Passing Stopped School Bus Illegal, Unsafe

Statewide
Iowa Has Received Billions in Federal COVID-19 Funds: Here’s Where It's Going, and Who's Crying Foul

Statewide
Iowa Department of Education Changes Guidelines for Districts on How To Count Absent Students

Statewide
Guidance Change Could Make Move To Online Learning Harder for Iowa Schools

Statewide
Schools' COVID Reporting Policies Differ by District

Statewide
Full Results: Tuesday Night Special Elections in Iowa School Districts

Statewide
Bond Referendums Approved for Central Iowa School Districts

Regional
More Than 2 Weeks In, How Is School Going in Northern Iowa?

Regional
Sioux City Area Schools Stress Masks for Bus Safety

Regional
Does the Quad Cities Need Police Officers in Schools?

Ames
Students Disappointed With State Leadership’s Handling of COVID-19 Pandemic

Ames
Ames Woman Working To Collect COVID-19 Data From Iowa Schools

Davenport
Davenport Schools Get Passing Grade From Superintendent for Open of Semester

Des Moines
‘Science Versus Politics’: School District Defies Governor’s Reopening Order

Des Moines
DMPS Says Reynolds Shouldn’t Decide How Schools Hold Class During Pandemic

Des Moines
DMPS Holds Meeting With Iowa Department of Education and Public Health

Des Moines
Remote Learning Will Count Towards Des Moines Student's Credits, Not District's Required Hours

Des Moines
Des Moines School Board To Discuss Legal Options Thursday After Injunction Denied

Des Moines/Iowa City
Judges Reject Requests From Iowa City and Des Moines School Districts for Injunctions Against Reynolds’ School Mandates

Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont
Dozens Test Positive in Central Iowa School District

Exira-Elk Horn-Kimballton
COVID in the Classroom

Fort Dodge
Fort Dodge Community School District Experiences Cyberattack

Iowa City
Iowa City Schools Will Request Another State Waiver To Continue Holding Classes Online

Norwalk

Teaching Band in the Age of Coronavirus

Sioux City
Sioux City Elementary School Shuts Down Classroom Due To Coronavirus