The State of Public Education

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Come learn with the League of Women Voters about the state of public education in Iowa. 

Patrick O'Donnell—an educator with 37 years of experience as a teacher, high school principal and school superintendent—will talk about the recently passed and implemented Student's First Act. 

He will discuss the impact on Iowa public schools and background on the legislative process by which it passed.


Presented in partnership with Ames Public Library and League of Women Voters of Ames & Story County.

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