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 October 17–23, 2020


Recent News from October 10–16, 2020

Iowa News

Statewide
Iowa Dept. of Education Lowers Substitute Requirements

Statewide
Gov. Kim Reynolds Required in-Person Instruction, but Isn't Reporting Virus Cases in Iowa Schools

Statewide
Iowa Surpasses 100,000 Coronavirus Cases as COVID-19 Deaths Continue To Increase

Statewide
More School Districts Having Students Wear Masks in Class

Statewide
Four in 10 Iowa School Districts Don't Require Masks, Even Where COVID-19 Rates Are Surging

Statewide
Usage of Face Masks in Iowa Schools Being Looked At

Statewide
Iowa Students Get Back Into Habit of Learning After Almost 6 Months Out of School

Regional
Eastern Iowa Schools See Positive Coronavirus Cases, No Indication of Community Spread

AGWSR
AGWSR Schools Implement Mask Requirement

Ames
Ames Teachers Face 'Unprecedented' Challenges of Simultaneous Online, in-Person Instruction

Ames
Iowa State To Start Random Student COVID-19 Testing

Burlington
Markedly Fewer Students Are Enrolled in the Burlington School District This Year, Leaving Financial Future Uncertain

Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids School Board President Has Spent Her Career Advocating for Students

Clear Lake
Clear Lake School Board Approves $100k Wellness Center Change

Council Bluffs
More students Are Back in Council Bluffs Community Schools Classrooms

Davenport

'It's an Extra Layer of Precaution': Why EICC Is Installing Antimicrobial Tape on Their Campuses

Davenport
Davenport Schools Interim Superintendent Says He Is Committed To Task

Davenport
Davenport Community School District Requests $1.2 Million for ESL Program

Des Moines
Des Moines Schools to Start In-Person Classes Monday

Dubuque
Latest COVID-19 Case Counts for Dubuque County School Systems

Dubuque
‘Dine Out/Take Out’ Raising Funds for Dubuque Public Schools

English Valleys
English Valleys Community School District Votes To Require Masks

Estherville
Iowa Lakes Community College Awarded $20,000 Grant To Provide Mental Health Services To Students

Fort Dodge
FD Schools To Require Masks

Fort Dodge
Iowa Central To Issue Remaining $9 Million Go Bond

Iowa City
68 Students Infected in Iowa City Schools, Two Group Activities on Hold

Iowa City
Return To Learn: The Challenges of Online Learning for Immigrant Families

Iowa City
19 of Iowa City's 29 School Buildings Report Positive or Presumed Positive Cases of COVID-19

Iowa City
Iowa City Classroom Closed, Students and Staff in Quarantine After COVID-19 Exposure

Iowa Valley
Iowa Valley Pleased With Enrollment, Budget

Muscatine
Sixth Muscatine High School Student COVID-19 Positive

Newton
School Board Makes an Exception To Open Enrollment ‘Glitch’

Perry
Perry School Board Flirts With Mandatory-Mask Rule

Sheldon

Sheldon Schools Pass K-12 Mask Mandate

Sioux City
School Board Member Questions in-Person Learning

Wapello
Wapello School Board Looks To Students To Broadcast Meetings

Waterloo
Watch Now: Waterloo School Board Hears Virtual Education Concerns From Parents

West Des Moines

West Des Moines Educator Who Died Of COVID-19 Was Exposed At School, Family Says
 

National News

Nationwide
Schools Are 2 Months Into Reopening Under COVID-19 and No One's Keeping Track of How It's Going

Nationwide
CDC Offers Cautions, Guidance for Schools' COVID-19 Testing Strategies

Nationwide
Enrollment Drops Worry Public Schools as Pandemic Persists

Nationwide
Why Rapid Coronavirus Tests in Schools May Not Be the 'Game Changer' Some Officials Hope For

Nationwide
Untangling the Role of Trump, Unions, and Politics in School Reopening Decisions

Nationwide
Education Reform: 70% of Teens Want History Textbooks Rewritten To Include Recent Political, Social Justice Issues

Nationwide
When School Is Home and Home Is School, Which Rules Prevail?

Nationwide
Podcast Examines How 'Nice White Parents' Become Obstacles in Integrated Schools

Nationwide
Sex Ed That Excludes LGBTQ+ People Is Tied to Worse Health Outcomes

Nationwide
The Essential Traits of a Positive School Climate

Nationwide
The Kids Aren't All Right: COVID-Fueled Stress Eating, Inequities, Lack of Fitness Expected To Boost Obesity, Experts Say

Nationwide
Analysis: 7 Ways American Education Could Change Forever After COVID

Nationwide
Only 7% of Us School Districts in Poorer, Ethnic Minority Populations To Reopen This Fall

Nationwide
Sexual Violence Reports Rise Drastically at Schools, Education Department Data Shows

Nationwide
Yes, Teachers Are Still Being Evaluated. Many Say It's Unfair.

Nationwide
Op-Ed: To Root Out Racism in Schools, Start With Who You Hire

Arizona
Virus Cases at Arizona School Send Hundreds Into Quarantine

Arkansas
Arkansas Sending Thousands of Rapid Antigen Tests To Schools, Jails, Development Centers

Delaware
Settlement of Delaware Education Suit Promises Historic Changes

Kansas
‘It Is Not Sustainable’: Kansas’ Online Teachers Are Overworked and Quitting

Massachusetts
Boston Teachers Rally for Safer Schools

Minnesota
Survey: 29% of Minnesota's Educators Are Considering Quitting

South Carolina
SC Sends $43M in Plexiglass, Masks to School; Promises More

Texas

Texas Teachers Are Demanding That Schools Be Safe Before They Return. but They Have Little Leverage Short of Quitting.