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 Jan. 18–24, 2020

Iowa News

Statewide
Lawmakers Advance Bills to Allow Guns on Some School and Work Property

Statewide
Niche Ranks Iowa's Top School Districts for 2020

Statewide
Minorities Making up Bigger Ratio of Iowa Community College Enrollment

Statewide
Iowa Transportation Directors Say Seatbelts Are a Step in Right Direction

Statewide
Iowa Launches Iowa Governor’s School Safety Bureau

Statewide
Reynolds Announces Plan for Classroom Violence

Statewide
Iowa Caucuses Offer Students a Laboratory for Civics Education

Statewide
Campaign Almanac: Date Set for Iowa Youth Straw Poll

Regional
School Districts Modify Bus Routes Due to Icy Gravel Roads

Regional
QC Iowa Schools Already Ahead of Reynolds’ New School Safety Bureau

Audubon
Audubon School Bond Vote Set for March 3

Clay Central-Everly
State Requires Tweak for CC-E Tuition-Out Agreements

Council Bluffs
Op-Ed: Helping Lead the Way; TradeWorks Academy Is a Program Clearly Worthy of the Governor’s Recognition

Davenport
'It's a Heavier Lift Than We Assumed It Might Be': State Reports Positive Changes for Davenport Schools, but Still a Long Way to Go

Hamburg
State Ed Board Split on Hamburg High School Certification

Hinton
Hinton Schools Raising Money to Support Family of Brother and Sister Killed in Crash

Iowa City
Iowa City Schools Require New Personal Finance Course After State Financial-Literacy Requirement

Lewis Central
Lewis Central High School to Upgrade Security Cameras

Logan Magnolia
'I'm Lookin' up School Cancellations': Iowa Students Make Hilarious Beach Boys Parody

Lynnville-Sully
Iowa Students Ask City, County Officials to Lower Speed Limit Near School

Marcus Meriden Cleghorn/Remsen Union
MMCRU Teacher Earns I.O.W.A. STEM Award

Missouri Valley
Iowa Superintendent Sings School Closure With Lizzo Song

Missouri Valley
'Some Things Never Change’: Iowa Superintendent Cancels School With ‘Frozen 2’ Parody

MOC-Floyd Valley
MOC-Floyd Valley School District Proposes New Elementary School

Osage/Riceville

Osage and Riceville School Superintendent Leads the Way in Computer Science

Sioux City
Bryant Elementary Class Reflects on “I Have a Dream” Speech

Southeast Polk
Southeast Polk Adding Second Layer of Security to All School Buildings

Storm Lake
Storm Lake Schools Adding Dual Language Curriculum

Vinton

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Recent News from Jan. 11–17, 2020

Iowa News

Statewide
Iowa School Districts Targeted in Scam, State Auditor Says

Statewide
$4M From Microsoft Settlement to Benefit Computer Science Education in Iowa

Statewide
More Than 100 Iowa School Districts Consider Launching Apprenticeship Programs

Statewide
Education Advocates Seek Boost in Funding

Statewide
Small Budget Increases Have Become the Norm for Iowa's Public Schools. This Year, Advocates Are Pushing Lawmakers for More.

Statewide
Iowa Selected for Partnership with Harvard Chan School’s CHOICES Project to Reduce Childhood Obesity

Statewide
State Funding of Iowa’s Regent Campuses Holds Key to Tuition Rates

Statewide
Op-Ed: Some Questions for Iowa Legislators

Regional
Story County School Districts to Hold Special Election March 3

Cedar Rapids
Teacher Store Handing out Free Flu Kits for Teachers This Week

Clinton
School Board Approves Resolution Calling for Bond Election

Coon Rapids-Bayard
CR-B Elementary Students Find Magic in Agricultural Lessons

Council Bluffs
Council Bluffs Welding Student Gets Recognized by Gov. Reynolds for Her Trade

Council Bluffs
Council Bluffs Students' College Entry Slips; More Head to Two-Year Schools

Davenport
'We've Got to Cauterize These Wounds': Davenport Schools to Seek Forgiveness of $9 Million in Negative Unspent Balance

Forest City
Forest City School District Teacher Receives IOWA STEM Award

Fort Dodge
ICCC Board OKs Salary Freeze

Hamburg
'We Need a High School:' Hamburg to Ask State of Iowa for Reaccredidation

Hinton
Authorities Release Names of Siblings/Hinton Students Killed in Plymouth County Crash

Iowa City

Conditioned’ by ‘Really Small’ Increases, School Advocates Ask Iowa Lawmakers for Funding Boost

Iowa City
Climate Action Plan: Iowa City Schools Hope the State Can Push Energy Providers to Provide Cleaner Energy

Iowa City
Iowa City Woman Has Unique Spot to See Changes to Testing

Johnson
Johnson County Moms Calls for Alternatives and End to "Seclusion Rooms"

Le Mars
School Board Votes to Go to Monthly Meetings

Le Mars
LCS Board Proposal Opens With Zero Salary Increase

Panorama

Panorama Student Reflects on Being Youth Senate Finalist

Shenandoah
Shen School Board Backs Equity Resolution

Sioux City
Sioux City School Board Members Concerned About West Middle School Complaints

Sioux City

2020 Priorities for Siouxland Legislators Include Cutting Taxes, Education Funding

Sioux City
Iowa Legislature Back to Talk Taxes, Criminal Justice Reform, Education

Storm Lake
Storm Lake Board Provides Consensus for Dual Language Program to Start in 2020-21 School Year

West Des Moines

West Des Moines School District Hosting Equity, Mental Health Forum Tuesday Night

National News

Nationwide
Trump to Reinforce Protections for Prayer in Schools

Nationwide
Sun-Maid Partners to Address Food Insecurity Among Schoolchildren

California
More Than 50 Injured After Delta Jet Dumps Fuel on L.A. Schools During Midair Emergency

California
Bay Area Parents Declare State of Emergency Over District’s Failure to Educate Black Children

Florida
Florida Considers Panic Alarms for Schools to Respond to Shootings

Florida
Did the Florida DOE Threaten to Fire Teachers for Taking a Personal Day?

Florida
Defying Threat of Termination, 1,200 Florida Teachers Rally to Save Public Education

Illinois
Illinois Task Force Says Schools Could Become More Inclusive Without Terms Like ‘Prom King and Queen’

Kentucky
New School Safety Bill Requires Armed Officers at Schools

Nebraska
Parents Bus to the Capitol to Protest LB 147

Oregon
Schools Start Teaching Lessons From Oregon’s Native American Tribes

Tennessee
Tennessee Bill Would Prevent Public Schools From 'Lunch Shaming' Students

Virginia
Virginia School Board Prevents 2 LGBTQ-Themed Children’s Books From Being Removed From Libraries and Classrooms

Virginia
Public Schools in Virginia Can Censor Student Journalists Any Time, for Any Reason. A Proposed Law Could Change That.

West Virginia
Kanawha County Schools Testing out New School Bus Safety Technology

West Virginia
Recovery Continues in Wood County Schools After 2019 Ransomware Attack

Wisconsin

School Board Would Make Decision on Staff ‘Racial Incident’ Discipline Under Proposals