ByLauren Wade and Maria Curi, with Jeff Stein and Lyle Muller |
Some African-American and Latino students say they seek each other for support instead of University of Iowa diversity programs. That comes as a new Hechinger Report study shows many flagship universities across the country with relatively low African-American and Latino student enrollments, but he University of Iowa with a slight rise in first-time degree-seeking students from those minority populations.
A new Hechinger Report study shows many flagship universities across the country have low enrollment of African-American and Latino students, yet the University of Iowa shows a slight rise in first-time degree-seeking students from those minority populations. That doesn’t mean work still needs to be done for better diversity, students interviewed said.
White Iowans made strong gains in high school and college graduation rates, poverty, median family income and home ownership from 1960-2010 but black and Latino achievements in these areas grew far more slowly, or in some cases declined. This IowaWatch Connection radio podcast looks at ways some are trying to level the playing field.
Iowa’s Governor Leslie M. Shaw delivered his annual message to the legislature and the citizens of the state in January 1900. He had a number of items on his mind, and he wasn’t shy about making his ideas known. The text of his speech was splashed in newspapers throughout the state.
Student debt in this country is now more than one-point-two trillion dollars — that’s more than Americans hold in credit card debt or car loans. And the amount of per-student debt has nearly doubled from just a decade ago.
The national K-12 common core education standards have drawn attention from educators, parents, and government officials. It’s already become a topic in the 2016 presidential campaign. But what is it, and why are so many talking about it?
The time existed when buying a television was a difficult decision. Televisions were expensive. Most families had one. You knew someone with money to blow if you knew someone who had a small set in the kitchen, or a bedroom. Technology improved over time and prices went down.