Expanded Educational Opportunities 

We believe that expanded opportunities through public schools will provide students with diverse and engaging educational experiences. We call for improvements in state policy to invest public funds in innovative programs at public schools, career and technical education programs, and to foster collaboration between community partners, private schools and public schools.

Talking Points

Public schools continue to focus on the development and implementation of programs, in cooperation with the business community,  that provide hands on learning opportunities for students.

Improving student outcomes is one of the primary responsibilities of every school board. They work with community partners to provide students with educational opportunities outside the regular PK-12 model to prepare them for their future. 


Future Ready Iowa: This initiative is geared toward ensuring Iowans have the education and experience necessary for good paying jobs and careers - and it all starts with a solid preK-12 education. 

Governor's STEM Advisory Council: This council is dedicated to increasing opportunities for achievement in STEM through partnerships between schools and their communities. 

Career Academy Incentive Fund: This fund is used for grants to expand access to career academy programs, which are designed to be a partnership between school districts and community colleges.

Work-Based Learning Map: See which districts in Iowa have some type of work-based learning program, whether it be a registered apprenticeship, internship, or CTE credits. 

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