Education

Iowa Regents to OK last budget without new metrics

The Board of Regents next week is expected to approve the 2015 budgets for its three public universities, marking the final time it plans to allocate state dollars without weighing enrollment and performance metrics.

The University of Iowa i [...]

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STEM education touted in Iowa

DES MOINES — An Iowa program designed to cultivate students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math is beginning to pay dividends, education and political leaders said Monday.

Shelly Vanyo, a science teacher at B [...]

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Iowa Regents could approve spending more on efficiency review

The Board of Regents at its meeting next week could be asked, again, to approve paying more money to a consulting firm it hired to help find efficiencies within Iowa’s three public universities.

Deloitte Consulting LLC was hired last [...]

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STEM Education touted in Iowa

DES MOINES — An Iowa program designed to cultivate students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math is beginning to pay dividends, education and political leaders said Monday.

Shelly Vanyo, a science teacher at B [...]

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University of Iowa officials employ consultant to spur growth

IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa must enroll thousands more in-state students in the coming years to avoid losing tens of millions in state funding, and officials are looking at building a second new residence hall to accommodate that ant [...]

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Three school elections slated for Sept. 9

Friday marked the deadline for school district representatives in Linn County to file paperwork with the Auditor’s Office to get on the ballot for the Sept. 9 special election date.

As of Friday morning, two area districts are slated [...]

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Three school elections slated for Sept. 9

July 25 marked the deadline for school district representatives in Linn County to file paperwork with the Auditor’s Office to get on the ballot for the Monday, Sept. 9 special election date.

As of Friday morning, two area districts ar [...]

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University of Iowa managing the international student surge

IOWA CITY — A push to grow the student body is underway at the University of Iowa. But that doesn't necessarily include international students.

If anything, admissions officials said they want to diversify the UI international studen [...]

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Higher education tax credits falling short nationally, in Iowa

Use of higher education tax credits has skyrocketed, but a new study shows they’ve fallen short of their mission to make college more accessible and affordable.

Rising tuition costs, student debt, and access to low- and middle-income [...]

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University of Iowa in flood de-escalation mode

With Iowa River levels back to normal and favorable weather conditions forecast, the University of Iowa is in full flood-protection de-escalation mode — removing HESCO walls and other barriers in time for students’ return to campus n [...]

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Harkin: States’ investment in college affordability eroding

WASHINGTON — Sen. Tom Harkin called for public colleges and universities to “get back in the game” of making higher education affordable, especially for low-income and first-generation students.

At a Senate Health Educat [...]

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Iowa City school district buses may get cameras in time for start of 2014 school year

Iowa City Community School District officials are pushing external-facing cameras for every bus by the time school resumes next month.

The cameras are being mounted on the stop arm and will be used to help bus drivers file reports after vehi [...]

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Iowa City school board appoints former member

IOWA CITY — Iowa City school board members Monday night picked a former board member to serve alongside them for a partial term.

The board voted 6-0 to appoint Orville Townsend Sr., of Iowa City, to a recently vacated seat that will b [...]

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Iowa leads nation in child health

Iowa's No. 1 when it comes to children's health.

That's just one piece of good news for the state from the nationwide 2014 Kids Count report, which the Annie E. Casey Foundation released Tuesday. The data comes from federal statistical age [...]

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Diversity Focus and West Wind Education Policy announce partnership

It’s time for educators to focus on equity.

That’s the message Diversity Focus and West Wind Education Policy are teaming up to deliver with their new initiative, the Creative Corridor Center for Equity. The collaboration, ann [...]

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