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Newsletter: August 2022 Newsletter

Post from Executive Director, Emily Shields. What's with the cost of college tuition? It has dominated conversations about higher education in recent years and for a good reason. Between 1980 and 2020, the average price of an undergraduate degree increased 169 percent, according to a report from the Georgetown University...
“If they can learn to say Tchaikovsky and Michelangelo and Dostoyevsky, they can learn to say Uzoamaka.” - Nonyem Aduba (Uzo Aduba’s mother) Why are names important? Our name is our primary identity. Saying someone’s name in their original format is key in developing inclusive and welcoming spaces. It ensures...
Trends and Issues in K-12 Education: Trustee Webinar What are we talking about? The Iowa Association of School Board staff members will share an overview of what K-12 schools and school boards are up against this year. Join our webinar on September 1 at 10 a.m. by registering to get...
Invest in Community College student success Increase State General Aid by an amount that keeps up with rising costs and keeps tuition costs low while maintaining the high quality of Iowa Community College programs. Provide funding to programs that keep tuition affordable like the Last Dollar Scholarship and the Gap...
A partnership between Girls Inc. and Western Iowa Tech Community College teaches valuable hands-on skills, showing girls they are capable and welcome in joining trades programs at our Community Colleges. Students with an AA degree from Western Iowa Tech Community College can pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in Accounting,...
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