Education

Branstad to visit schools, discuss bullying with officials

DES MOINES — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad will visit three schools this fall to talk with local officials about what they are doing to prevent bullying in schools and what the state can do to help.

Branstad will be joined by his wife, Chr [...]

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UI’s Hawkeye Express cash, tickets under new department

IOWA CITY — For every home football game so far this season, University of Iowa Parking and Transportation officials have known exactly how much revenue the popular Hawkeye Express generated, how the cash was collected and stored, and when [...]

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Learning and selling

STANWOOD — Yearbook ad sales got started on Sept. 12th in the towns of Lowden, Wheatland, Clarence and Tipton.

The North Cedar High School yearbook staff asked local businesses to sponsor advertisements in the book to help make [...]

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Linn County officials in spat with Linn-Mar over pre-election postcards

CEDAR RAPIDS — Linn County officials are in a spat with representatives of the Linn-Mar Community School District over a voter turnout initiative designed by Linn County Auditor Joel Miller, the cost of which local school districts are bein [...]

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UI Playwrights Workshop graduate awarded MacArthur Fellowship

IOWA CITY — For a New York City playwright, $625,000 is kind of like striking gold.

Samuel Hunter, 33, a University of Iowa Playwrights Workshop alumnus who lives in New York City, said he was in disbelief when he got an out-of-the-b [...]

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University of Iowa international students use the ‘buddy’ system

IOWA CITY — With international enrollment continuing to grow, the University of Iowa is looking for ways to bridge the cultural and academic gap for foreign students while also capitalizing on the global perspective they bring to campus.

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Iowa students have more ways to expedite degrees, save and succeed

IOWA CITY — Adding to the growing number of options college and university students in Iowa have to earn a college degree and save time and money doing so is a new program announced this week for students interested in public health careers [...]

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Student debt: Not just for young Americans

More of today’s college and university students are graduating with debt — and more of it — but the problem of student loan debt is not exclusive to young people.

A study released last week by the U.S. Government Account [...]

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University of Iowa makes Playboy’s top party school list

IOWA CITY — After a home football Saturday that saw a bump in arrests and alcohol-related citations, the University of Iowa this week emerged on another party-school list — this time one published by Playboy Magazine.

The list, [...]

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Most schools in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City not meeting federal targets

IOWA CITY — More Iowa schools and school districts are falling short on test participation and math and reading proficiency targets under the No Child Left Behind law, according to the 2014 State Report Card released on Tuesday by the Iowa [...]

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Coe College boasts record enrollment

CEDAR RAPIDS — Despite a hypercompetitive higher education landscape that has Iowa’s public, private and community colleges working harder to fill classrooms, Cedar Rapids’ Coe College this fall is boasting record enrollment. [...]

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Cedar Rapids PPEL officially passes by 31 votes

CEDAR RAPIDS — A very close election to increase the Cedar Rapids school district’s physical plant and equipment levy, or PPEL, appears to be over, with the measure passing by just 31 votes.

The Linn County Auditor’s Off [...]

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Iowa regents will mull eight more efficiency ‘opportunities’ in October

IOWA CITY — The Board of Regents will convene for a special meeting Oct. 2 to discuss eight more cost-saving, revenue-generating, or efficiency “opportunities” uncovered during a sweeping review of its universities.

Thos [...]

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Gov. Branstad will work with regents on funding request

IOWA CITY — Gov. Terry Branstad on Thursday promised to work with the Board of Regents on its request for $12.9 million to keep the University of Iowa whole as it rolls out new performance — and enrollment-based funding metrics in th [...]

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Ahead of the salt curve in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS — The majority of school-aged children — about 90 percent — consume too much sodium, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But Iowa schools already are ahead of the curve when it comes to reduc [...]

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