Wishing is not a strategy

Bruce Lear, a longtime regional director for the Iowa State Education Association, ponders what a new governor could do to…

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Statement In Response To Santa Fe High School Shooting

For Immediate Release: May 18, 2018 Contact: Matt Sinovic, (515) 423-0133 Progress Iowa Issues Statement In Response To Santa Fe…

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Statement In Response To Santa Fe High School Shooting

For Immediate Release: May 18, 2018 Contact: Matt Sinovic, (515) 423-0133 Progress Iowa Issues Statement In Response To Santa Fe…

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The case for each Democrat running for Congress in IA-03

With less than three weeks remaining before the June 5 primary, many Democrats (including myself) are still undecided in the…

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What happened on education during the Iowa legislature’s final week

Randy Richardson has the rundown on how the Iowa legislature’s final actions of 2018 will affect public school districts and…

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New family planning program fails Iowans. Republicans don’t want to know

Republican lawmakers made big promises last year that Iowans would have “more access” to family planning services under a new…

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Of black holes and school boards

Former educator Bruce Lear explores how school district administrators or attorneys can often control decisions made by school boards. -promoted…

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Fight racism by voting in local elections

Jeff Cox offers some reasons for Iowans who care about racism to “think local.” -promoted by desmoinesdem Low levels of…

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Iowa’s collective bargaining law, one year later

Randy Richardson has previously written about the consequences of Iowa collective bargaining changes here, here, and here. -promoted by desmoinesdem…

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When TLC isn’t Tender Loving Care

Bruce Lear explains the problems with a teacher development program that has consumed a substantial share of new state funding…

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