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Newsletter: Issue 2021 Volume 10 | March 19, 2021

This week at the Capitol, debate continued on free speech and racism training on college campuses and beyond. On Tuesday, the House passed both HF 744 and HF 808. HF 744 requires new policy and training for all Community College staff, faculty, and students annually on the first amendment. HF...
Urban Institute, a nonprofit research organization, is establishing a CTE CoLab, allowing up to 15 community colleges to join their College Community of Practice. Each college will be awarded a $30,000 grant to support participation. "The CTE CoLab aims to reduce equity gaps for students of color—especially students who are...
IACCT Trustee Leadership Webinar: March 24 at 4:00 p.m. - ACCT Rural Community College Grant Report In early 2020, Jee Hang Lee (Senior Vice President of ACCT) and Rachel Rush-Marlowe (Senior Program Manager) visited Iowa and spoke with many Community College Presidents, Trustees, legislators, and members from organizations and associations...
Hinson Co-Leads Legislation to Create New Opportunity for Iowa Workers New Paper: Strengthening Rural Community Colleges - Innovations and Opportunities 'I'm honored to be a citizen': MCC celebrates student's new US citizenship Iowa Central manages federal COVID relief funding WITCC program enrollments increase after they go tuition-free Gov. Reynolds awards...
Bill List as of March 19, 2021 Category Bill # Bill Explanation Comments Registration Status Apprenticeship HF559 (Previously HSB202) Requires 100 hours of contact work between the apprentice and lead sponsor. Attached to companion SF 484 2/23. Passed House, yeas 93 nays none. Messaged to the Senate. 3/1 Attached to...
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