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October 3, 2018

The Iowa Student Learning Institute is hosting its sixth annual RISE Student Leadership conference for K-12 students across Iowa on Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The main focus of the day will be students.

An event put on by, for, and about students,...

July 13, 2018

Jaden Deal, 17, of Norwalk, IA has been named president of the Iowa Student Learning Institute for the upcoming 2018-19 school year.

The Iowa Student Learning Institute (IowaSLI), is a student-led, non-profit organization based in Des Moines. For five years IowaSLI has...

February 7, 2018

In response to comments made by individuals in a piece published by The Heartland Institute, I must argue against the oppression of student voices in reforming education. Two individuals, Shane Vander Hart, editor of the website Truth In American Education, and Leslie...

September 12, 2017

The Iowa Student Learning Institute is hosting its fifth annual RISE Student Leadership conference for K-12 students across Iowa on Saturday, November 4, 2017.

The day will consist of morning keynote addresses by student leaders from across the nation and interactive, b...

September 8, 2017

The Iowa Student Learning Institute is dedicated to revolutionizing Iowa’s education through the power of student voice. We do this by lifting up the diverse voices of all Iowa’s students, no matter their race, gender, sexual orientation or immigration status.

On Tuesda...

March 21, 2017

In February of 2013 I asked one simple question sitting in a classroom at a school I didn’t even attend.

“Why are there more teachers than students here?”

Another student, nearly four hours away, was thinking the same thing.

After following one another on Twitter and bein...

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