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LISTEN: K-12 And Higher Education Legislation Takes Center Stage At Statehouse

John Pemble

IPR Morning Edition host Clay Masters checks in with IPR state government reporter Katarina Sostaric about recent action in the Iowa legislature.

There’s been a lot of movement in the last week in the Iowa legislature when it comes to education. At the K through 12 level and with higher education. The Iowa House passed a 2.4 percent increase in state aid for K-12 schools last week. Lawmakers say that’s a compromise number reached with Republicans in the Iowa Senate. Plus, Republicans on a Senate panel have advanced a bill that would ban tenure systems for professors at Iowa’s public universities. Tenure is meant to prevent professors from being fired without cause and to protect academic freedom.

Clay Masters is Iowa Public Radio’s Morning Edition host and lead political reporter.
Katarina Sostaric is IPR's State Government Reporter