Samantha Hernandez, The Des Moines Register

Samantha Hernandez

The Des Moines Register

Wisconsin, United States

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Recent articles by Samantha:

Here's where Des Moines school board candidates stand on masks, race and student achievement

Seven people are vying for five open Des Moines School Board positions. → Read More

An Iowa teacher has been fired for not wearing a mask in the classroom

Des Moines Public Schools has only told about a dozen employees to stay home after not complying with the mask mandate. Most have returned to work. → Read More

Des Moines School Board's at-large candidates focus on student achievement at public forum

Maria Alonzo-Diaz, Lloyd Elam and Jackie Norris are vying for the two open at-large Des Moines School Board member seats in November's election. → Read More

How some Iowa parents are threatening to defund schools over mask mandates

Ankeny Community School District families are threatening to unenroll then re-enroll students in an effort to impact state funding due to mask mandates. → Read More

Des Moines school district needs more money for online program after more students sign up

Des Moines School Board will be asked to OK additional funds for the district's online elementary school. → Read More

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds: New CDC mask guidance is 'not grounded in reality or common sense'

The CDC recommended Tuesday that fully vaccinated people should wear masks in indoor public places in areas with substantial or high transmission. → Read More

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds: New CDC mask guidance is 'not grounded in reality or common sense'

The CDC recommended Tuesday that fully vaccinated people should wear masks in indoor public places in areas with substantial or high transmission. → Read More

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds: New CDC mask guidance is 'not grounded in reality or common sense'

The CDC recommended Tuesday that fully vaccinated people should wear masks in indoor public places in areas with substantial or high transmission. → Read More

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds: New CDC mask guidance is 'not grounded in reality or common sense'

The CDC recommended Tuesday that fully vaccinated people should wear masks in indoor public places in areas with substantial or high transmission. → Read More

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds: New CDC mask guidance is 'not grounded in reality or common sense'

The CDC recommended Tuesday that fully vaccinated people should wear masks in indoor public places in areas with substantial or high transmission. → Read More

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds: New CDC mask guidance is 'not grounded in reality or common sense'

The CDC recommended Tuesday that fully vaccinated people should wear masks in indoor public places in areas with substantial or high transmission. → Read More

New study gives Iowa failing grades for teaching standards in civics, U.S. history

The institute evaluated Iowa's teaching standards in civics and U.S. history instruction "inadequate." → Read More

Ransomware behind DMACC cybersecurity troubles that downed college internet for 12 days

Des Moines Area Community College could restart classes Tuesday after a data security incident caused by Ransomware. → Read More

Ransomware behind DMACC cybersecurity troubles that downed college internet for 12 days

Des Moines Area Community College could restart classes Tuesday after a data security incident caused by Ransomware. → Read More

Steven Schappaugh named principal at Des Moines' Roosevelt High School

North High School associate principal Steven Schappaugh has been hired as the new Roosevelt High School principal. → Read More

Steven Schappaugh named principal at Des Moines' Roosevelt High School

North High School associate principal Steven Schappaugh has been hired as the new Roosevelt High School principal. → Read More

Judge rules DMPS superintendent Tom Ahart violated ethical duties by not complying with Iowa's pandemic learning rules

An administrative law judge and the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners will decide whether Des Moines schools Superintendent Tom Ahart will be punished for his pandemic actions. → Read More

Des Moines School Board approves 2021-22 school year budget including $14.3 million in cuts, lower tax rate

The cut in tax rates comes at a time when Polk County home assessments are rising sharply. → Read More

Iowa Poll: Majorities of Iowans feel it’s safe for students, teachers, staff to attend school in person

More Iowans feel it is safe for students to attend school in person than felt that way in the fall, just before COVID-19 cases, deaths spiked in Iowa. → Read More

More Iowans oppose than favor using public funds to pay for private or home schooling, Iowa Poll finds

Iowans were asked if they favor or oppose an initiative to “use funds for public schools to help parents pay costs of non-public schools or homes schooling for grades K through 12.” → Read More