Education

Alburnett High School cooks up big plans

ALBURNETT — One teacher and her students at Alburnett High School are gearing up for a year of high-end culinary competitions, but with a leg-up over other schools around the state. LaRae Arment, family and consumer science teacher at Albur [...]

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University of Iowa grad students protest fees and low wages

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa graduate students say low teaching wages and high fees are keeping talented young people from considering higher education.

Kate Kedley, a doctoral student in the UI College of Education, serves as an a [...]

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University of Iowa dedicates observatory to James Van Allen

IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa dedicated a revamped observatory with three high-powered telescopes to famed space scientist and longtime UI professor James Van Allen on Friday afternoon.

The 18-foot clamshell dome observatory is m [...]

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Cedar Rapids Science Center undergoing changes

CEDAR RAPIDS — After nearly six years of fluctuation for the Cedar Rapids Science Center, the organization is changing its focus and location under a new executive director.

Monica Challenger, the new executive director hired this sum [...]

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Shortage in University of Iowa Cambus drivers prompts decrease in service

IOWA CITY — For the next few weeks, University of Iowa students wanting to hitch a ride across campus on the university’s transit service might have to wait longer for a bus due to a shortage in drivers.

Instead of running the [...]

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Iowa City school district gets design for new high school

IOWA CITY — The public Tuesday night got its first look at a new high school planned for the Iowa City Community School District.

SVPA Architects Inc. shared its schematic design for continue »


Iowa City school board OK’s plan to educate sex offender

IOWA CITY — The Iowa City school board Tuesday night approved a plan on how to educate a student who is a registered sex offender.

Following a 25-minute session closed to the public, the board voted 5 to 0 to accept a recommendation [...]

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High-risk drinking down at University of Iowa

IOWA CITY — The rate of University of Iowa students who report engaging in high-risk drinking has fallen 16 percentage points since 2009, moving it closer to the national average, according to newly released statistics.

UI President S [...]

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Cedar Rapids school board approves new model for mental health services

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids school board on Monday evening approved a grant-backed agreement that will shift the model for the district’s mental health services from one that addresses problems through therapy to one where mental [...]

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Kirkwood debuts its Washington County Regional Center

For some Washington County students, starting back to school this fall will look different thanks to the newest Kirkwood Community College regional center debuting today just outside downtown Washington.

The Washington County Regional Center [...]

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Cedar Rapids schools may shift models for mental health services

If Cedar Rapids school board members approve new agreements with the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) and the Abbe Center for Community Mental Health, school-based therapy largely will be replaced in favor of assessments and consultations.< [...]

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UI to dedicate new diabetes research center

IOWA CITY — Dignitaries from University of Iowa President Sally Mason to Tony Orlando — a 1970s entertainer best known for songs like “Knock Three Times” — will be on hand Saturday morning to dedicate the univers [...]

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University of Iowa debuts new graduate housing

IOWA CITY — A new $31 million 444-bed housing complex for University of Iowa graduate students is 100-percent occupied — with a waitlist of 99 prospective tenants — just weeks after its debut.

UI officials said Friday t [...]

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Mason’s chief of staff to lead efficiency review of Iowa universities

IOWA CITY — University of Iowa President Sally Mason’s chief of staff is taking a leave of absence so he can serve as “transformation project manager” for a sweeping efficiency review of the state’s three public [...]

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Move-in day: Iowa university students settle in

IOWA CITY — It wasn’t more than an hour after pulling up outside the University of Iowa’s Burge Residence Hall early Wednesday that new freshman Olivia Gorzny had transported most of her belongings to her fifth-floor room, che [...]

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