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 May 23–29, 2020

Iowa News

Statewide
Iowa to Become 1st State to Allow High School Sports to Resume

Statewide
Iowa Department of Education Offers Guidance for Summer School Activities Resuming June 1

Statewide
Should Iowa Schools Start Earlier?

Statewide
'Unprecedented' Uncertainty Awaits Lawmakers as They Craft the State Budget

Statewide
Thousands of Iowa Students to Get $279 Each for Food

Statewide
School Administrators Prep for Three Fall Semester Scenarios

Statewide
Celsi: Iowa Legislature Returns With Focus on Health Care, Education

Statewide
Iowa Campuses Distribute Millions in Federal Coronavirus Aid to Students

Statewide
Iowa School Boards Group Wants School Start Date Flexibility

Ames
CARES Act, Other Funding Sources Help Students Complete Spring Semester

Ankeny
Stahl to Build Pair of School Additions in Iowa

Belmond-Klemme
This Iowa District Still Won't Play Ball This Summer

Des Moines
Des Moines Residents Start Petition Against DMPS Stadium at Drake University

Des Moines
DMACC Announces ‘DMACC Rx’ As it Prepares to Welcome New and Returning Students This Fall

Dubuque
Pizza Hut Donates Pizzas to Dubuque School District’s Grab-And-Go Lunch Program

Council Bluffs
Iowa Western Fall Classes to Go Live and in Person

Council Bluffs
Council Bluffs Community Schools Offer Virtual Summer Learning to Students

Decorah
Decorah School District Is Sticking With August 24th as the First Day of School in the Fall

Essex
Lambs, Goats, Chickens, Ducks in SW Iowa ‘Farm School’

Fairfield
May Is School Board Recognition Month

Fairfield
Celebrate All Public Education Employees During the Month of May

Fort Dodge
Iowa Central Class of 2020 Graduates Virtually

Muscatine
Wendy Donald Produces Nationally Used COVID-19 Guidance

Osage
Osage Community School District Reflects on Continuous Learning

Pella
Pella Community School District Works Toward Return to Learn Plan

Perry
DMACC Perry VanKirk Center Starts a Computer Languages Academy

Sheldon
NCC Raises Tuition Rates for 2020-21

Sioux City

Siouxland Teachers Recount Their Unique Retirement
 

National News

Nationwide
Trump Wants Schools to Reopen 'ASAP'—Majority of Americans Think They Will Still Be Unsafe for Months

Nationwide
DeVos Demands Public Schools Share Pandemic Aid With Private Institutions

Nationwide
Continued Confusion Over CARES Act Money

Nationwide
Schools Will Need to Make These Changes to Protect Students From Coronavirus, Expert Says

Nationwide
Will Students Have to Wear Masks for the Entire School Day and Other Education Questions, Answered

Nationwide
Op-Ed: More COVID-19 Research Needed to Guide Decision Making for Reopening US Schools

Nationwide
U.S. Government Weighs in Against Trans Girls Competing on Girls' Teams

Nationwide
A Looming Financial Meltdown for America's Schools

Nationwide
Too Expensive to Re-Open Schools? Some Superintendents Say It Is.

Nationwide
Public Schools Face a Fall With a Lot More Costs and a Lot Less Funding

Nationwide
Survey Shows Big Remote Learning Gaps for Low-Income and Special Needs Children

Nationwide
Back to School? 1 in 5 Teachers Are Unlikely to Return to Reopened Classrooms This Fall, Poll Says.

Nationwide
New CDC Guidelines for School Reopening Have Parents, Teachers Concerned

Nationwide
Survey: Most Principals Against Holding Students Back a Year

Nationwide
Many LGBTQ Youth Who Die by Suicide Are Bullied Before Their Death, Study Finds

Nationwide
How Teachers Are Using Projects to Stay Connected to Students

Alabama
Alabama Senior Attended Graduation, Tests Positive for Virus

Alaska
After Nationwide Backlash, a School Board Rescinded Its Vote to Scratch 5 Books off High School Curriculums

California
Face Shields and Testing: Teachers Union Asks for Protection, Flexibility in Working Conditions This Fall

Florida

New Florida Policy Aids Transgender Students Doing Distance Learning Amid Coronavirus

Georgia
Metro Schools Considering Smaller Class Sizes in COVID-19 Fight

Illinois
CPS Wanted to Make Its Facilities Planning More Transparent. Its First Meeting Was Zoombombed.

New Jersey

Students Sue N.J. Over Canceling Graduation. A Judge Will Hear Their Case.

New Jersey
N.J. Schools Can Have In-Person Graduations in July in Major Change to Coronavirus Rules, Murphy Says

New York

Decision on New York School Reopenings Won’t Be Made Until July at the Earliest, Cuomo Says

Ohio
Cleveland Teachers Take Lessons to TV to Stem Learning Loss, Stay Connected to Students Through Coronavirus

Texas
Parents of Black Texas Teens Sue School District Over 'Discriminatory Hair Policy'

Virginia
Federal Appeals Court Appears Divided on Transgender Rights in Gavin Grimm Case

Virginia
Virginia School Board Defends Transgender Bathroom Ban

Virginia

Schools Are Some Families’ Best Hope for Internet Access, but Virginia Laws Are Getting in the Way
 

Recent News from May 16–22, 2020

Iowa News

Statewide
226,000 Iowa Students to Receive $279 Each for Groceries Under School-Lunch Program

Statewide

Capturing the Coronavirus Pandemic in Real Time for All Time

Statewide
School Districts Across Iowa Wrap up Distance Learning for Academic Year

Statewide
Sixteen Area Students Are Governor’s Scholar Program Honorees

Statewide
Op-Ed: Let's Make Distance Learning a Routine Technique at Iowa Schools After the Pandemic Is Over

Regional
Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Offering Enrollment Bonuses for Fall Students

Allamakee
ACSD Board of Directors Hears Update on Return to Learn Plan to Be Submitted to the State of Iowa by July 1, Other Matter Updates

Ames
NBA Star Harrison Barnes Donates $195k to Hometown Iowa School District

Ames
Iowa State Dining Keeps Busy During COVID Crisis by Delivering Food to Students and the Community

Audubon
Audubon School Board Tables Sale of Home Bequeathed to District

Belle Plaine

Belle Plaine Schools Planning Drive-In Style Graduation Ceremony

Boone
School District Presents Plan to City Council

Cedar Rapids
Kirkwood Community College Celebrates Virtual Commencement

Clear Lake
Clear Lake School Board Looks to Adopt a Lion (Logo)

Clinton
Watch: Clinton Community College’s 2020 Commencement Ceremony

Council Bluffs

Council Bluffs Community Schools to Map out $13m in Repairs and Upgrades

Decorah
Decorah School District Strives for Learning Equity With Wifi Expansion

Forest City
Winnebago Co. Conservation Shares Education Center With Forest City Schools

Iowa City

Iowa City Community School District Will Hold Multiple Graduation Ceremonies for the Class of 2020

Iowa Falls-Alden
Virtual Classes Connect Iowa Falls-Alden Students, Staff

Muscatine
Watch: Muscatine Community College’s 2020 Commencement Ceremony

Perry

Perry Recognizes National School Board Appreciation Month

Scott
Watch: Scott Community College’s 2020 Commencement Ceremony

Sheldon

NCC to Extend Online Format Into Summer

Sioux City
One Siouxland Student Uses Music to Spread Hope and Support Among the Class of 2020

Waukee
Live Updates: Waukee Community School District to Resume Meal Distribution Program
 

National News

Nationwide
CDC Guidelines, Released at Last, Offer Low-Key Guide to Reopening

Nationwide
U.S. Schools Should Only Reopen With Social Distancing as Benchmarks Met: CDC

Nationwide

DeVos Funnels Coronavirus Relief Funds to Favored Private and Religious Schools

Nationwide
Op-Ed: Betsy DeVos’s Ideologically-Driven Coronavirus Response Will Hurt Public School Students

Nationwide
Some Districts Due to Miss Out on Primary Source of COVID-19 Aid for Schools

Nationwide
DeVos' Guidance on Increased Private School Funding Meets Pushback

Nationwide/Michigan
Basic Education Is Now a Constitutional Right

Nationwide
Coronavirus Lays Bare Inequities in K-12 Education

Nationwide
For Teachers and Students, Remote Learning During COVID-19 Poses Challenges, Stokes Creativity

Nationwide
Students Sue to Avoid AP Test Retakes After Glitches

Nationwide
How Feasible Are School Reopening Plans for Fall?

Nationwide
New CDC Guidance Offers Few Details for Schools Deciding How to Reopen

Nationwide
USDA Extends Waivers to Help Schools Feed Hungry Kids During COVID-19 Closures

Nationwide
Some US Schools Are Pulling the Plug on Distance Learning

Nationwide
COVID-19 Changing U.S. Teaching Methods

Nationwide
‘The Stakes of Doing It Wrong Is That Someone Dies’: How Coronavirus Will Transform K-12 Schools in the Fall

Nationwide
Tech Use Surges Under COVID-19: Where Does Artificial Intelligence Fit In?

Nationwide
A New “New Deal” for Education: Top 10 Policy Moves for States in the COVID 2.0 Era

Nationwide
With Higher Ed in Limbo, Students Are Switching to Community Colleges

Nationwide
6 Classroom Changes Teachers Will Make When Schools Reopen

Nationwide
Op-Ed: School Buildings Need More Space to Safely Reopen

California
Oakland Students May Get to Vote for School Board Members

Indiana
All Indiana Teachers Recognized as 2021 Teacher of the Year

Kentucky
Serving Special Needs Students During COVID-19: A Rural Educator's Story

Michigan

Detroit Public Schools Offering Digital Learning for Parents

New York
For Some LGBTQ Youth, School Buildings Were Safer Spaces Than Their Homes. Now, They Have Nowhere to Go.

New York
NYC Eyes Schools as Social Distance-Friendly Cooling Centers

Texas
Superintendent of San Antonio’s Largest, Most Diverse District Weighs Reopening Schools First for Students Who Need Them Most

Texas

Texas Schools Can Re-Open for Summer Classes Under ‘Safe Distancing Practices’