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April 13, 2014 via Des Moines Register

Opinion: More must be done to counter bullying

For many, school can be a terrifying place because of bullying, harassment and discrimination. All students deserve a safe and supportive place to learn, including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). Full article

April 13, 2014 via globegazette.com

Iowa schools ‘left behind’ in federal education ratings

DES MOINES | Nearly every Iowa school district will get a failing tag from the U.S. Department of Education this year. Full article

April 7, 2014 via SiouxCityJournal.com

Iowa Senate passes education budget; bill passes to House

DES MOINES | The Iowa Senate voted Monday to approve a $986 million education budget for fiscal 2015 that would cover a tuition freeze at state universities, fund K-12 education reforms with $49 million and boost operating money for community colleges by $8 million. Full article

April 7, 2014 via WCFCourier.com

Anti-bullying legislation struggles to gain steam in Iowa

DES MOINES | Gov. Terry Branstad asked for understanding while one of his top legislative priorities of the 2014 session struggles to gain steam. Full article

March 29, 2014 via Quad City Times

Iowa legislators address school funding concerns

The Iowa Legislature has not provided stable and predictable funding for schools over the past four years, state Rep. Cindy Winckler said Saturday. Full article

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April 17, 2014 posted by Morgan Sanders

Teachers for Transformation Academy Launches

We are now accepting applications for the 2014-15 Teachers for Transformation Academy! Read more

April 7, 2014 posted by Tricia Hovenga

Making Your Voice Heard

Thanks to StudentsFirst Iowa and Field Coordinator Stephen Babe, my family and I were given the opportunity to visit our State Capitol on March 18th. We also had the opportunity to sit in on a Senate meeting and see how bills are voted on. Read more

April 4, 2014 posted by Kristin Clark

We Need Solutions to Bullying

In October 2013, my daughter, who is a sophomore, got bullied so badly at school and through social media, that I had to pull her out to be home schooled. Read more

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