Education Policy & Budgeting

The Culver Center hosted the Public Forum on K-12 Education Policy & Budgeting on February 16, 2016.

Two panel discussions covered a range of issues, including state funding formulas, the Teacher Leadership Compensation Program, and summer reading programs for students falling behind grade level on standardized tests.

Watch video footage of the Public Forum

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State Legislators Panel

Moderator: MacKenzie Ryan, statewide education reporter, The Des Moines Register

Sen. Julian Garrett (R), Senate District 13 (Indianola)

Rep. Ron Jorgensen (R), House District 6 (Sioux City)

Rep. Scott Ourth (D), House District 26 (Ackworth)

Sen. Herman Quirmbach (D), Senate District 23 (Ames)


Educators & Administrators Panel

Moderator: Prof. Barb Ramos, Chair, Simpson College Education Department

Dan Carver, K-5 technology teacher, Carlisle Community School District

Dr. Tom Narak, Government Relations Director, School Administrators of Iowa

Superintendent Art Sathoff, Indianola Community Schools