Education

Science instruction panel moves forward with Next Generation benchmarks

A state panel tasked with recommending a new set of standards for science instruction in Iowa schools on Tuesday decided to move forward with the N ... »

School start date bill hits procedural roadblock in Senate

DES MOINES – Add a legislative decision on the date that schools will be allowed to begin fall classes to the list of education issues in li ... »

Board of Regents to consider Jean Robillard as interim president of University of Iowa

IOWA CITY — In addition to leading the University of Iowa Health Care system and a search committee for the next UI president, Jean E. Robil ... »

Iowa City keeps discretionary busing for now

IOWA CITY — Discretionary busing has not reached its stop just yet.

School Board members voted unanimously Tuesday night to maintain d ... »

AIB student body shrinks

When Des Moines’ AIB College of Business began its spring term this month — following the first break after announcing plans to close ... »

Iowa House passes bill setting Aug. 23 as earliest school start date

DES MOINES — The state’s school districts would not be allowed to start school before Aug. 23 under a proposal that a key state lawma ... »

College Community School District to hold informational meetings on bond issue

CEDAR RAPIDS — College Community School District will hold two informational meetings this week on a $49.5 million bond referendum set for A ... »

Science standards panel to decide on change today

A state panel will decide today whether to use the Next Generation Science Standards as the basis for its work. The group is working toward a final ... »

Iowa scientists take on more 'God particle' research

IOWA CITY — After aiding in discovery of the “God particle” that scientists say could unlock mysteries shrouding the origins of t ... »

Board of Regents nominees vow to be independent-minded

DES MOINES — Three appointees to the state Board of Regents pledged Monday to be independent voices for students on a nine-member panel that ... »

'Stakes go up' for university tech security

CEDAR FALLS — One year ago, after filing their tax returns, hundreds of University of Northern Iowa employees received error messages. Their ... »

Vinton Popcorn takes sales online

VINTON — Students at Vinton-Shellsburg High School are working hard to return one of Vinton’s brands to nationwide acclaim.

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Taft Middle School students create time capsule to mark school’s 50th anniversary

CEDAR RAPIDS — No one knows for sure what the world will be like 25 years from now, but students at Taft Middle School have had a lot of fun ... »

Gallery: Match Day 2015

IOWA CITY — Fourth-year medical students at the University of Iowa’s Carver College of Medicine join thousands of their peers from around the world in learning where they will spend the next four years of their medical careers.

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No negotiations, but parties continue to spar over school aid

DES MOINES — Legislative Democrats and Republicans continued to squabble over K-12 school funding, but neither party has budged from their i ... »