Chronicle Staff

04/18/2017 - 1:32pm
“Skip it and move on” is no strategy now      For years, students across the US have been taught the 21 century adage, “skip it and move on,” as a strategy for navigating the eight-year marathon-gauntlet of standardized testing. Beginning in third grade, all the way through 11, students take their seats at desks for several days, once a year, to fill in...
02/28/2017 - 5:13pm
An Independent Fourth Estate       How important is your community newspaper to you?      How satisfying do you find the paper’s coverage, reporting and delivery of information on a consistent, and weekly basis?      The coverage and reporting that our paper provides is only as...
02/21/2017 - 5:02pm
Dominoes      There are many aspects of Iowa education that could be debated, from methods of school funding, to who should actually supply funding, to best practices of academic success. But what can’t be argued is the fact that the last several decades have shown the priority education is to our legislators.  ...
02/07/2017 - 5:05pm
Sanctuary      In today’s information age of 24-hour social media cycles and partisan cable news programs, just about anyone can be primed to believe something, as anything can be taken out of context and turned into a catastrophe; just about anyone can be made in to an enemy. And with this constant priming of conflict by...
01/31/2017 - 4:57pm
Iowans the losers in TPP pull out      Within any policy change, there are winners and losers. Unfortunately, there is no perfect policy in which everyone wins, which makes the political game much more menacing and complicated that it appears. What is good for someone or some country, may not be good for another, or even for...
01/24/2017 - 4:52pm
Planned Parenthood logistics      Among the list of issues on the agenda for the Iowa Legislature is what to do about Planned Parenthood. It is a general view among legislative majority that there should be no public funding of Planned Parenthood facilities that provide abortions.        As members of...
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