Samantha Hernandez, The Des Moines Register

Samantha Hernandez

The Des Moines Register

Des Moines, IA, United States

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Recent articles by Samantha:

Des Moines schools have 95 open teaching positions. Officials hope salary, retirement boosts help

Des Moines School Board to decide on pay increases for substitutes for 2022-23 school year during Tuesday night's meeting. → Read More

More than half of Iowans call education a critical issue, but fewer say the same for 'school choice'

Gov. Kim Reynolds wants Iowa to help pay for private school tuition and is campaigning on that issue, but most Iowans don't see it as critical. → Read More

More than half of Iowans call education a critical issue, but fewer say the same for 'school choice'

Gov. Kim Reynolds wants Iowa to help pay for private school tuition and is campaigning on that issue, but most Iowans don't see it as critical. → Read More

More than half of Iowans call education a critical issue, but fewer say the same for 'school choice'

Gov. Kim Reynolds wants Iowa to help pay for private school tuition and is campaigning on that issue, but most Iowans don't see it as critical. → Read More

More than half of Iowans call education a critical issue, but fewer say the same for 'school choice'

Gov. Kim Reynolds wants Iowa to help pay for private school tuition and is campaigning on that issue, but most Iowans don't see it as critical. → Read More

A former Iowa teacher files sex and gender discrimination lawsuit against school district

A former Saydel Community School District teacher is suing the district and principal following alleged retaliation for raising concerns over pay. → Read More

A former Iowa teacher files sex and gender discrimination lawsuit against school district

A former Saydel Community School District teacher is suing the district and principal following alleged retaliation for raising concerns over pay. → Read More

A former Iowa teacher files sex and gender discrimination lawsuit against school district

A former Saydel Community School District teacher is suing the district and principal following alleged retaliation for raising concerns over pay. → Read More

A former Iowa teacher files sex and gender discrimination lawsuit against school district

A former Saydel Community School District teacher is suing the district and principal following alleged retaliation for raising concerns over pay. → Read More

A rural Iowa school could become a test case for a state law that bars teaching divisive concepts

The American First Policy Institute argues a class on social justice is breaking a year-old law that bans the teaching of divisive concepts. → Read More

An Iowa county banned conversion therapy hoping to shift the conversation on LGBTQ youth

The ordinance banning conversion therapy underwent three public hearings before it passed Monday. → Read More

DMPS to offer benefits to part-time bus drivers as part of driver retention, recruitment pilot program

Des Moines Public Schools to offer benefits to part-time bus drivers as part of a pilot program. → Read More

This West Des Moines state Senate race may not be over with 25 votes separating the candidates

The race is within 25 votes, or less than 1 percentage point. → Read More

Barb Kniff McCulla wins House District 37 primary in Pella, defeating incumbent Jon Thorup

Barb Kniff McCulla will face off against newcomer Mike Overman of Pella for the House District 37 seat on the November ballot. → Read More

Des Moines Superintendent Tom Ahart to leave this week, Matt Smith to take over schools

Des Moines Public Schools Associate Superintendent Matt Smith will assume the interim superintendent position earlier than anticipated. → Read More

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, school officials, lawmakers react to deadly school shooting in Texas

Many renew calls for congressional action in the wake of the deadly shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. → Read More

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, school officials, lawmakers react to deadly school shooting in Texas

Many renew calls for congressional action in the wake of the deadly shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. → Read More

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, school officials, lawmakers react to deadly school shooting in Texas

Many renew calls for congressional action in the wake of the deadly shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. → Read More

Find out who DMPS has named as Hoyt Middle School's next principal

The new principal takes over for retiring Hoyt administrator Deb Markert. → Read More

DMPS to offer free meals in every building next year despite COVID-era program ending

More than three-quarters of students in the Des Moines school district quality for free or reduced-price lunch. → Read More