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 18–24, 2021

Iowa News

Statewide
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds Asks Judge To Reinstate Mask Mandate Ban, Citing Concerns From Parents

Statewide

Anti-Masking Parents’ New Plan to Defund Schools With Their Kids

Statewide
Which Iowa School Districts Have Re-imposed Mask Requirements This Week

Statewide
The Number Of Iowans Hospitalized For COVID-19 Stays High, And The State Hospital System Is Strained

Statewide
Iowa Health Officials Say They’ll Be Ready to Vaccinate Kids 5-11 Once Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Gets Approval

Statewide
Social Media Posts Show Mask Mandate Is Emotional Issue

Statewide
Mask Mandates Still Banned for Iowa’s Private Schools

Regional
Wapello County School Filing Deadline Hits

Regional
Quad-City Mask Mandates, Vaccine Mandates, Crowded Hospitals Mark Week in COVID-19

Ames
Iowa State Faculty Senate Leaders Ask Board of Regents for the Ability To Require Masks in Classrooms

Benton
Benton Community School District Continuing To Let Parents, Student Decide on Masks

Davenport
Davenport Community Schools Instituting Mask Mandate, Begins Monday

Davenport
Multiple People Protest Davenport School District Mask Mandate Monday

Decorah
Decorah Holds Special Session About Masks, as More Eastern Iowa Schools Mask up This Week

Linn-Mar
Linn-Mar School Board Passes New Mask Requirement

Mason City
New Organization at Mason City High School Has Roots in Extremism

Muscatine

Muscatine Community School District Votes To Enact Mask Mandate for Pre-K Through 6

Nevada
Nevada Schools Will Not Require Mask-Wearing, Despite Federal Court Order Freeing Them To Do So

Newton

Iowa Teacher Who Doubles as a School Bus Driver in the Face of a Shortage

Sioux City
Sioux City Schools Address TikTok Challenge That Shows Students Stealing From Schools
 

Recent News from September 11–17, 2021

Iowa News

Statewide
Iowa Law Banning Mask Mandates in Schools Temporarily Blocked

Statewide
Which Iowa School Districts Have Re-imposed Mask Requirements This Week

Statewide
Iowa Judge Denies Woman’s Request to Halt State Mask Ban Law

Statewide

Iowa Parents Frustrated by Lack of Info on School COVID Cases

Statewide
Teaching About 9/11 to Students Who Weren’t Born in 2001

Statewide
Op-Ed: Iowa Schools Should Protect Students Through Mask Mandates

Statewide
Under the State Board of Education’s Timeline, New Charter Schools Could Be Coming to Iowa as Soon as August 2022

Ames
Ames Schools To Reimpose Mask Mandate Friday, Following Federal Court Order

Ankeny

Schools, Police Dominate Ankeny, Iowa House Special Election in Final Days

Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids Schools Consider Reinstating Mask Requirement

Davenport
‘A Safe Learning Environment’: Inside the Davenport School District’s Debate to Mask Up

Gilbert
Gilbert’s School Board Votes To Encourage — But Not Require — Masks To Be Worn at School

Greene County
Greene County School Board Continues to Not Require Masks

Indianola
Indianola School Board Reacts to Mask Ruling, District’s COVID Dashboard Returns

Iowa City
Iowa City Community School District Parents ‘at Ease’ With Mask Mandate

Iowa City

‘Transform Our Culture’: Iowa City Takes Aim At Racial Disparities in School Discipline

Iowa City
Iowa City Superintendent ‘Anticipates’ School Mask Mandate Following Federal Judge’s Ruling

Newton
School Board Wants to Push Boundaries on Masks

Sioux City

Iowa School District Wants To Test for COVID on Campus, Schools Looking to Hand Out Test Kits