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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Iowa Newsletter for Sunday November 24, 2019 ( 17 items )  

ACT Study Shows How Social and Emotional Learning Skills Predict Student Online Learning Activities
IOWA CITY, Iowa, Nov. 21 -- ACT, a provider of financial and volunteer support to communities and organizations, issued the following news release: A new ACT research study released today finds that social and emotional skills, as measured by ACT(R) Tessera(R), directly relate to how students interact with online learning activities and materials, which can be used to predict and improve student educational outcomes. The study, which ACT conducted in partnership with Blackboard, the University  more

American College Testing Study Shows How Social and Emotional Learning Skills Predict Student Online Learning Activities
IOWA CITY, Iowa, Nov. 21 -- American College Testing issued the following news release: A new ACT research study released today finds that social and emotional skills, as measured by ACT(R) Tessera(R), directly relate to how students interact with online learning activities and materials, which can be used to predict and improve student educational outcomes. The study, which ACT conducted in partnership with Blackboard, the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and VitalSource, sought  more

American Football Coaches Association: Morningside Ends Regular Season At No. 1
WACO, Texas, Nov. 17 -- The American Football Coaches Association issued the following news: Morningside (Iowa) started the 2019 season at No. 1, and they are still No. 1 at the end of the regular season. The Mustangs scored 20 unanswered points in the third quarter of their Top 5 matchup against Northwestern (Iowa), overcoming a 13-10 deficit at halftime to win 37-27 and clinch their ninth straight Great Plains Athletic Conference title. Morningside will host No. 17 Dickinson State (N.D.) in t  more

ELPC Report on 'High-Risk Levees' Along the Mississippi River Finds Delays in Monitoring and Repairing After Spring 2019 Flooding
CHICAGO, Illinois, Nov. 21 -- The Environmental Law and Policy Center issued the following news release: * * * - Flooding likely to worsen in future, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers must prioritize * * * The Environmental Law & Policy Center's (ELPC) new report warns that delays in monitoring, maintenance and repair of damaged levees along the Upper Mississippi River protecting millions of people in Illinois, Iowa, and Missouri could result in more breaches in the future, especially as heavier   more

Farm Bureau Survey Shows Price Tag for Classic Thanksgiving Dinner Remains Incredible Value for Iowa Families
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 21 -- The Iowa Farm Bureau issued the following news release: Despite ongoing weather and trade challenges that have hampered farmers, the traditional Thanksgiving dinner is still a bargain at just under $5 a serving for a family of 10, according to the 34th annual American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Thanksgiving Dinner Price Survey. "The average cost for the annual feast comes in this year at $48.91, an increase from just one cent from last year," said Dr. Sam F  more

Humphreys, Matsen to Join National Pork Board Leadership Team
DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 18 -- The National Pork Board issued the following news release: The National Pork Board today named two new executives to its leadership team. Bryan Humphreys has been named the vice president of producer, state and industry relations, and Jacque Matsen has been named vice president of strategic communications. Both will assume their new roles Dec. 16. Humphreys grew up working on the family farm in Iowa raising hogs, corn and soybeans. After receiving his bachelor's de  more

Intelligent Transportation Society of America Schedules Events
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- The Intelligent Transportation Society of America has announced the following event: * * * ITS Washington 2019 Annual Meeting, Dec 2-3, 2019, University of Washington ITS Heartland 2020 Annual Meeting, Apr 27-Apr 29, 2020, Hilton Iowa Events Center Des Moines, IA ITS New York 2020 Annual Meeting, Jun 4-5, 2020, Gideon Putnam Hotel Saratoga Springs, NY ITS Georgia 2020 Annual Meeting, Sep 27-29, 2020, Westin Jekyll Island, GA ITS World Congress 2020, Oct 4-8, 2020, Lo  more

International Risk Management Institut: Registration is Now Open for 2020 IRMI AgriCon, Focused on Agribusiness Risk Management and Insurance
DALLAS, Texas, Nov. 20 -- The International Risk Management Institute issued the following news release: International Risk Management Institute, Inc. (IRMI), has opened registration for the 2020 IRMI Emmett J Vaughan Agribusiness Conferences (AgriCon). These three regional Conferences are focused on the unique exposures faced by farms and other agribusinesses and how to best construct the insurance programs that cover them. The 2020 AgriCon locations and dates are as follows. * Sacramento, C  more

Iowa Association of School Business Officials Schedules Events
CEDAR RAPID, Iowa, Nov. 21 -- The Iowa Association of School Business Officials has announced the following event: * * * Fall Regional Meeting Date-SBO Best Practices, 12/12/2019 2020 Spring Conference, Annual Meeting and Trade Show, 3/25-26/2020, Ames, Iowa * * * For more information about these events, click here: https://www.iowa-asbo.org/events/event_list.asp [Category: Education]  more

Iowa Farm Bureau Encourages Diversified Ag Ideas to Keep Farming Sustainable
WEST DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 20 -- The Iowa Farm Bureau issued the following news release: The latest U.S. Agriculture Census shows Iowa farmers continue to work within narrow--and sometimes negative--margins and a recent Iowa State University report concludes the same, with 44 percent of Iowa farmers reporting they struggle to pay their bills. But, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation's (IFBF) continued commitment to help farmers find new ways to add additional income to their balance sheets is bringing  more

Journal of Food Protection Issues 13 Research Articles in December 2019 Edition
DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 22 -- The Journal of Food Protection, a scientific journal from the International Association for Food Protection that says it focuses on research on all aspects of food protection and safety, published 13 research articles, including the following topics, in its December 2019 edition: * Assessment of Listeriosis Risk Associated with a Contaminated Production Lot of Frozen Vegetables Consumed under Alternative Consumer Handling Scenarios * Effect of Storage Temperature o  more

National Center for State Courts, CCJ Statement on the Passing of Chief Justice Mark Cady of Iowa
WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia, Nov. 16 -- The National Center for State Courts issued the following news release: National court leaders are stunned and saddened by the untimely loss of Chief Justice Mark Cady of Iowa, who passed away unexpectedly on November 15. Chief Justice Cady had ascended to the roles of President of the Conference of Chief Justices (CCJ) and Chair of the Board of the National Center for State Courts in July of this year. "Chief Justice Cady earned a reputation as a national le  more

National Pork Board: U.S. Pig Farmers Embrace Responsible Antibiotic Use Every Day
DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov. 18 -- The National Pork Board issued the following news release: * * * - America's pork producers achieve antibiotic stewardship using the We Care ethical principles * * * America's 60,000 pig farmers are dedicated to raising healthy animals to ensure a safe food supply. Today, that commitment means placing a high priority on using antibiotics responsibly for the health of people, pigs and the planet. As this year's U.S. Antibiotic Awareness Week and World Antibiotic A  more

New Greenpeace Poll Shows Majority of Early Voters Support Ending Fossil Fuel Production
ATLANTA, Georgia, Nov. 19 -- Greenpeace issued the following news release: The majority of voters in the early primary states of Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, and South Carolina support ending fossil fuel production [1], according to a new survey conducted by Civis Analytics on behalf of Greenpeace. Greenpeace commissioned the poll to capture voters' thoughts about climate change and environmental issues, specifically their perceptions on phasing out the extraction of fossil fuels. Key finding  more

New Members Join Minnesota Historical Society Executive Council in 2020
ST. PAUL, Minnesota, Nov. 19 -- The Minnesota Historical Society issued the following news release: The Minnesota Historical Society is pleased to welcome two new members to the Executive Council in 2020, making up a governing board of 26 members. The new members are: Richard E. Engebretson, Minneapolis Dick Engebretson is a community volunteer and retired trade show executive. Before becoming executive vice president at DMG World Media, an international trade show firm, he was president and   more

Sigma Xi: STEM Art and Film Festival Brings Scientific Concepts to the Public
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina, Nov. 21 -- Sigma Xi, the Scientific Research Society, issued the following news: A STEM Art and Film Festival on November 17 at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison, Wisconsin, celebrated visual arts as tools that help the public learn about science, technology, engineering, and math. Featuring approximately 30 pieces of art and 10 films, the public festival was the final event of the Annual Meeting and Student Research Conferenc  more

Teamsters Working to Secure Bipartisan Pension Solution
WASHINGTON, Nov. 20 -- The International Brotherhood of Teamsters issued the following news release: * * * - Grassley Proposal Currently Being Reviewed; Butch Lewis Act is Still First Choice * * * The Teamsters are aware of a new multiemployer pension reform proposal just rolled out by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and are actively reviewing the proposal and its impact on Teamster funds. The Teamsters have been working with Congress to find a bipartisan solution t  more