Reynolds signs bill banning discriminatory gender requirements for appointed bodies

(The Center Square) – Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a bill Wednesday that would ban gender balance on the state’s boards and commissions. The Pacific Legal Foundation won a lawsuit… Read More

April 4, 2024
University health system consulted trans activists to get perfect score on ‘equality’ index

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – University of Iowa Health Care officials consulted with an LGBTQ human rights group to try to improve their equality score after being docked over their transgender… Read More

March 26, 2024
Iowa House passes bill to change funding for Area Education Agencies

(The Center Square) – The Iowa House of Representatives passed a bill that changes how the state’s Area Education Agencies are funded amid accusations from some lawmakers that the legislation… Read More

March 1, 2024
Appeals court sides with Iowa on law banning mask mandates

(The Center Square) – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit overturned a ruling Tuesday that would have blocked a 2021 Iowa law banning mask mandates. The U.S. Read More

February 28, 2024
Iowa school district settles lawsuit with pro-parent group over transgender policy

An Iowa school board has agreed to pay $20,000 to resolve a lawsuit over a district policy enabling students to transition genders at school without parental notification or permission. Parents… Read More

February 23, 2024
Iowa Senate passes religious freedom bill after hour-long debate

(The Center Square) – A bill Democrats said would open the door to discrimination of LGBTQ people passed the Iowa Senate along party lines after an hour-long debate on Tuesday. Read More

February 21, 2024
Public Education
Iowa State University still pushes DEI principles on job listings after crackdown

(Daily Caller News Foundation) – Iowa State University (ISU) appears to still be pushing diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) principles in multiple job listings, despite a move by the Iowa Board of… Read More

February 13, 2024
Iowa bill banning punishment for teachers who don’t use pronouns advances

(The Center Square) – An Iowa subcommittee advanced a bill Monday that would ban disciplinary action against teachers and other school employees who do not use a student’s preferred pronouns. Read More

February 6, 2024
Public Education
Gov. Kim Reynolds wants to reform Iowa’s special education agencies after 20 years of declining academics and lack of accountability

Gov. Kim Reynolds is backing an effort to reform Iowa’s education agencies after reported mismanagement. The network of nine Area Education Agencies (AEA) – distinct from… Read More

February 6, 2024
Iowa lawmakers advance religious freedom bill

(The Center Square) – An Iowa House subcommittee advanced a bill Tuesday that would prevent religious discrimination in Iowa over the objections of some who said the bill could discourage… Read More

January 31, 2024
Christian Schools
Iowa Christian School wins statewide civics award

Ahead of the November election, students of voting age at Ankeny Christian School in Ankeny, Iowa are focused on their civic duty.  The school was recently named a winner of… Read More

January 30, 2024
More than 16,700 Iowa students use educational savings accounts

(The Center Square) – The Iowa Department of Education said Friday that 16,757 students used the Students First Educational Savings Accounts to enroll in accredited nonpublic schools. This is the… Read More

January 29, 2024
Iowa appeals injunction on law banning sexually explicit books in schools

(The Center Square) – Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird said Friday she is appealing an injunction that kept a law banning sexually explicit LGBTQ books in school libraries from taking… Read More

January 15, 2024
Federal judge halts book restrictions, allows parental notification on pronouns in Iowa law

(The Center Square) – A law banning books that reference sex acts of LGBTQ persons was struck down by a federal judge Friday afternoon, but parts of the law will… Read More

January 2, 2024
Public Education
Iowa universities told to pull back DEI functions

(The Center Square) – The Iowa Board of Regents called for the state’s three public universities to review the diversity, equity and inclusion programs, also known as DEI, and eliminate… Read More

November 21, 2023
The best way to fight indoctrination in schools: School choice

(The Daily Signal) – Education freedom is the “great equalizer” and has “the biggest impact” on preventing indoctrination in the schools, proclaimed Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds.   “You can … say… Read More

November 16, 2023
Public Education
‘Most Improved’: Iowa governor explains how Hawkeye State won school choice revolution

(Daily Signal) – “I truly believe that school choice will make the most consequential change for our education system in decades,” Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds says. The Heritage Foundation feted… Read More

November 16, 2023
Public Education
Nearly 19,000 students approved for Iowa’s Students First Education Savings Accounts

Iowa’s new school program has almost 19,000 students participating in its first year, the state’s Department of Education announced Thursday. Of approximately 25,000 applicants, 18,893 students were approved to receive… Read More

October 13, 2023
Public Education
Iowa school district’s new hiring policy allows convicted criminal to apply

The largest school district in Iowa will now consider applicants with criminal records after revising its hiring policy. The Des Moines Public School District Superintendent Ian Roberts announced the change… Read More

October 11, 2023
Public Education
Audit: Iowa public school administrative costs up 20% in 6 years

An audit by the state of Iowa showed administrative costs for public schools went up by 20% over the last six years as some lawmakers seek crack down on top-heavy… Read More

October 5, 2023