Race to the Top Evens Playing Field, Challenges Teachers

President Obama’s new Race to the Top achievement standards for education aim to even the playing field for students, but are causing challenges for teachers who must cover more material then they are used to. If Iowa plans on participating in the next round of Race to the Top they must move quickly to meet the state and national standards.

When students go missing

When University of Iowa student Jacques Similhomme, the son of a refugee Haitian preacher mysteriously disappeared on Sept. 28, 2009, his father pleaded with university, police and media officialdom to help find his son.
For the most part, he met silence.