IowaWatch Connection: Common Core

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?

IowaWatch Connection: Community Colleges

Iowa’s community colleges have evolved to meet the changing needs of society, forging new partnerships with four-year colleges and the private sector to enhance career opportunities for students.

Having More Money May Give Iowa More Fits Than Having Less

Commentary
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.