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 January 23–29, 2021


Recent News from January 16–22, 2021

Iowa News

Statewide
More in-Person Learning Could Be Mandated for Iowa Schools by Middle of February

Statewide

Teacher To Reynolds: Restore Authority To Schools During the Pandemic

Statewide
Iowa Bills Would Require Schools To Offer 100% in-Person Learning. Here's How That Would Work.

Statewide
Lawmakers Grapple With School Funding After Enrollment Drops by 6,000

Statewide
Reynolds, Iowa Senate Republicans Introduce Sweeping K-12 Education Proposals

Statewide
Bill Would Remove Transfer Limits in Five Iowa School Districts

Statewide
Iowa Senate Discussing Bill To Give Students Option To Go Back To Classroom Full-Time

Statewide
Iowa Legislators Could Discuss Requiring Schools To Be Open for Students

Statewide
Controversial Bill Deals With Gender Identity Pronoun Use in Iowa Classrooms

Statewide

Anger Brewing Over Bill Critics Say Would "Out" Students in School

Statewide
Iowa Safe Schools Pushes Bill To Ban Conversion Therapy in the State

Statewide
Iowa GOP Lawmakers Again Propose Bill Barring Faculty Tenure

Statewide
Op-Ed:Dear Governor: School Edicts Won't Help Kids or Us Educators. Can We Work Together Instead?

Statewide
Op-Ed: Other Voices: Discontinue Native Mascots, Imagery in Iowa

Regional
N'West Iowa Schools Continue in Person

Ames
Ames Community School Board Votes To Stick With Hybrid Instruction

Boone
Auditor Announces BCSD Special Election Scheduled for March 2nd

Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids High Schools Will Allow Some Students To Return To Daily in-Person Learning

Cedar Rapids
Teachers Prepare for Conversations About Inauguration and Other Current Events

Clarinda
Accident Near Shen Takes School Staffer's Life

Clear Lake
Superintendent: Clear Lake Snow Days Could Turn Into Virtual Learning Days

Decorah
The Decorah School District Had Its First Snow Day of the School Year on Friday. If There Are Two More, Remote Learning Will Kick In.

Decorah
Decorah School District Reporting a Slight COVID-19 Uptick

Des Moines
Iowa Blizzard Prompts Des Moines' First 'Virtual Snow Day'

Des Moines
Iowa Teacher Partners With Church To Give Away Hundreds of Free Desks

Iowa City
Iowa City Schools To Have Permanent Online Option Next Year

Johnston
Johnston Parents Monitor Classrooms To Solve Staff Shortages

Lone Tree
Lone Tree Teacher Only IAED Mentor From Iowa

Waterloo

Waterloo High Schools To Return To in-Person Learning Full Time in February
 

National News

Nationwide
Biden Promises Guidance, Vaccines To Get Schools Open, Though Familiar Challenges Loom

Nationwide
In Inaugural Address, Biden Says It Is Possible To Teach Children ‘in Safe Schools’

Nationwide
What Biden’s ‘American Rescue Plan’ Would Do for Schools and Students, in One Chart

Nationwide
Chávez: To Improve Education for All Kids, the Biden Administration and New Congress Must Start Transforming Our Schools in the 1st 100 Days

Nationwide
Biden’s Rescue Plan Includes $130 Billion for K-12, But Some Members of Congress Might ‘Balk at the Size’

Nationwide
Biden Revokes Trump’s ‘Patriotic Education’ Order, Will Shield DACA

Nationwide
School Enrollment Decline Threatens Lasting Funding Damage for Districts

Nationwide

Some States Order Schools to Be Open. But Teachers Can’t Yet Get the Vaccine.

Nationwide
Where Teachers Are Eligible for the COVID-19 Vaccine

Nationwide
Back-to-School Hopes Rise on Vaccines

Nationwide

Capitol Riot Becomes Civics Lessons in Schools

Nationwide
'I've Tried Everything': Pandemic Worsens Child Mental Health Crisis

California
More School Organizations Urge Revising Gov. Newsom’s Reopening Plan

California
California Supreme Court Rejects Petition To Force LAUSD To Partially Reopen for in-Person Classes

Florida
More Than 70 Broward Teachers Leaving Over District Mandate They Return To Classroom

Illinois
Police Investigating Nooses Found at Illinois School Over MLK Day Weekend as Possible Hate Crime

Illinois
In Chicago, Teachers With Children Less Likely To Get Permission To Work From Home

Illinois
Chicago Teachers Begin Vote to Defy Order to Return to Class

Maryland
Bill Would Make Maryland First State to Ban Student Sex Offenders in Public Schools

Michigan
Helping Kindergartners Adapt To Virtual Learning Challenges, Michigan Teachers Get Creative

New Jersey
Nearly 600 COVID Cases Linked To 121 N.j. School Outbreaks. All 21 Counties Included in Latest Report.

Oregon

Oregon Updates Guidance for Return to In-Person Learning

West Virginia
Teachers Unions File Suit, While State Board Pushes for All Counties To Return To Classrooms