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Over half of Iowa schools on federal watch list, state officials call measures flawed

Category: State News

(Radio Iowa) - September 16, 2014 By Dar Danielson A state report card prepared to meet the requirements of the “No Child Left Behind” law shows more Iowa schools are on federal watch lists, but state officials say those lists aren’t a true indicator of what’s happening in schools. The chief of the Department of Education’s information bureau [...]

Braley concerned about ‘scope’ of Obama’s ISIL request

Category: State News

(Radio Iowa) - September 16, 2014 By O. Kay Henderson Congressman Bruce Braley says there is “bipartisan concern” about President Obama’s new plan of attack against Islamic terrorists who’ve ruthlessly taken control of parts of Iraq and Syria. “Democrats and Republicans are going to be spending a lot of time digging deeper into the president’s proposal because of [...]

Iowa State University part of alliance to help low-income, first-generation students graduate

Category: State News

(Radio Iowa) - September 16, 2014 By Dar Danielson Iowa State University’s provost, Jonathan Wickert, is in Washington, D.C. today with administrators from 10 other research universities to announce a program called the University Innovation Alliance. “The goal of the alliance is really to share innovations among the 11 schools that will help low-income and first-generation students succeed [...]

Scherzer, Tigers beat Royals, move within percentage points of 1st

Category: National Sports

(Fox Sports) - Max Scherzer figured he had squandered another lead when Alex Gordon's fifth-inning drive sailed down the line in right field. "When that came off the bat, I was sure that thing was gone, and I was stunned when I turned around and realized it had gone foul," Scherzer said. After that reprieve, Scherzer walked Gordon and [...]

Goodell says NFL requested but did not receive Rice elevator video

Category: National Sports

(Fox Sports) - As questions arose about how the NFL investigated domestic violence allegations against Ray Rice, Commissioner Roger Goodell said Tuesday the league asked for, but was not given, video showing the ex-Ravensrunning back punching his then-fiancee on an elevator. Goodell told CBS that "no one in the NFL, to my knowledge" had seen a [...]

Stewart-Haas Racing swaps Tony Stewart, Kevin Harvick pit crews

Category: National Sports

(Fox Sports) - Kevin Harvick's continuous pleas for faster work on pit road have finally been heard. Stewart-Haas Racing announced Tuesday afternoon that, effectively immediately, the tire changers, tire carriers and jackmen on SHR driver/co-owner Tony Stewart's team will move to Harvick's No. 4 team, and vice versa. All five of Harvick's new pit crew members were part of Stewart's [...]