School Start Date http://iowapublicradio.org en Year-Round School Considered http://iowapublicradio.org/post/year-round-school-considered <p>A state task force wants Iowa schools to move toward &nbsp;air-conditioning their classrooms.&nbsp;&nbsp; It’s part of a drive toward year-round schedules&nbsp; which experts say can boost student achievement.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2012 19:28:08 +0000 Joyce Russell 8896 at http://iowapublicradio.org Year-Round School Considered School Start Debate http://iowapublicradio.org/post/school-start-debate <p>After a long debate, the Iowa House today voted to put a limit on how early Iowa schools can start classes in the fall.&nbsp;&nbsp; The tourism industry is behind the bill, including advocates for the Iowa State Fair, who say it&rsquo;s hard to participate in the annual August event when kids are back in school. &nbsp;But some education advocates resent talking about the school start date when weightier education issues remain unresolved.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 13:00:00 +0000 Joyce Russell 809 at http://iowapublicradio.org School Start Debate