Highlights in this edition:

  • House Education Committee Passes K-12 Education Standards Review
    • The Iowa Department of Education is directed to conduct a comprehensive review of the graduation requirements, core curriculum, core content standards, and education standards
  • Iowa’s Civics and U.S. History Standards Too Vague, Lack Specifics
    • Iowa received a “D” in civics standards and an “F” in U.S. History standards
  • House Labor and Workforce Committee Passes Work-Based Learning Bill
    • The bill gives students and schools more flexibility on how they administer the program and how credits fit in with schedules
  • School Security Bill Protects Kids, Gives Options to School Districts
    • The legislation helps schools pay for school resource officers and creates a professional weapons permit and with extensive training for school employees
  • State Government Approves Bill on First Responders
    • The bill ensures that all types of cancer are covered for Iowa’s firefighters

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