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Sep2

NEWS YOU CAN USE

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Tree management grant available to Iowa communities Iowa communities with a population of 5,000 or more can learn about tree care, identification and inventory through a grant from the Iowa Department of Natural Resources. The two-year grant program currently provides training and assistance to a handful of Iowa communities and is accepting applications for additional […]

Sep2

GREAT TEACHERS ARE KEY TO STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT

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Iowa is among the first states to create a teacher leadership system designed to boost student achievement, increase teaching expertise and raise the status of the teaching profession. Research shows a correlation between a school’s ability to keep good teachers and student achievement. Iowa’s 2013 Education Reform initiative rewards effective teachers with more responsibility and […]

Sep2

WHY IS AFFORDABLE COLLEGE TUITION SO IMPORTANT?

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Keeping college affordable allows more Iowans to get the education and skills they need to find good jobs. It creates a positive cycle that helps our state attract the types of businesses and jobs to strengthen our middle class and grow our economy. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recently said that college grads earn […]