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Iowa Week 2022: School is in Session

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Iowa Week 2022: School is in Session

For Iowa Week 2022, airing on Talk of Iowa from Oct. 17 - Oct. 21, IPR examines the state of education in Iowa and the various issues it faces today.
  • Public schools in Iowa face a variety of issues today, yet these students continue to thrive.
  • Districts across Iowa are still experiencing teacher shortages.
  • School board meetings have long had a reputation as unexciting, but over the past few years have become center stage for heated discussions from mask mandates to vaccinations and transgender student policy.
  • Many argue that charter schools or private schools offer a better-quality education than public schools, but who gets left behind when resources shift?
  • Education in Iowa has been shaped throughout history by national movements and spending priorities and funding proposed by its governors. And while today criticism of the quality of education at Iowa's public schools runs high, school has become more accessible than ever.