Highlights in this edition:

  • Next Steps for Schools, Agencies, with Launch of Statewide Special Education Portal
    • First in the nation portal allows families to connect with schools and Area Education Agencies to support their learner’s special education progress
  • Iowa Department of Education Seeks Public Feedback on Rubric to Evaluate Evidence-Based Professional Development
    • The Department will develop a list of evidence-based professional development services informed by expert reviews based on a public rubric
  • New Consumable Hemp Rules Proposed
    • THC is capped at 4mg per serving and 10mg max per container, Consumable hemp products cannot be sold to those under 21 years of age, Prohibits alcoholic beverages from being mixed with hemp products in a licensed facility
  • Report Finds Republican Tax Cuts in Iowa will Create Jobs and Grow the Economy
    • The positive tax changes for individuals in 2018, 2022 and 2024 were all done over the vocal opposition of Democrats

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