The 2016 Legislative Session has begun. This is the second year of the 86th General Assembly. Between lower-than-expected revenue estimates, current commitments in education reform, medicaid expansion, and other areas; and the dynamics of an election year; debate on budget and policy bills may be fewer but no less intense than usual this year.
Iowa School Choice Summit A Success!
On September 16, school choice supporters from all over the State gathered in Des Moines to discuss the future of school choice initiatives. Here are a couple of stories that provide good summaries of what happened: Iowa School Choice Advocates Gather In Des Moines Governor Raises Concern Before School Choice Group Branstad Advocates For Choice […]
July End-Of-Session Newsletter
We have published the IACS July Newsletter. It has a brief summary of this year’s legislative session, points out some issues in the news that affect our schools, and has some tips for enlarging your footprint in your community. Let us know what you think by clicking below to view/download! July 2015 IACS Newsletter
May 2015 IACS Newsletter Available!
You may now download the latest newsletter from IACS here: May 2015 IACS Newsletter
Senate Passes Its Version Of School Start Date Legislation
One step closer! The Senate Passed its version of school start date legislation. SF 227 (School Start Date Bill) passed 32-17 restoring local control on school start date by repealing the start date provisions in the Code. We support this bill and we are hopeful the House will take up the bill, although that is […]
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