Education

After Sept. 1 schedule ruling, Iowa schools prepare for possible calendar shift

DES MOINES — The school year appears headed for a significant shift.

A new state education department edict may force districts to st ... »

Scranton woman appointed to Iowa Board of Regents

DES MOINES — Gov. Terry Branstad appointed Sherry Bates of Scranton to the Iowa Board of Regents on Monday.

Bates, 62, an Iowa State U ... »

Despite political donations, Regents argue actions remain apolitical

Over the past 16 years, Board of Regents President Bruce Rastetter has made more than $1.4 million in political contributions, including more than ... »

Iowa City, three other area districts chosen for teacher leadership program

Four Corridor school districts will begin receiving state money for teacher leadership programs over the next two years, the Iowa Department of Edu ... »

Iowa City school district’s message about gifts to teachers still unclear

IOWA CITY — Iowa City Community School District officials are sending mixed signals about whether teachers are allowed to accept gifts from ... »

Cedar Rapids school board to start search for new superintendent

The Cedar Rapids school board will meet Monday to begin the search for a new superintendent, according to a meeting agenda released Friday.

A ... »

School Safety: false alarms, social media raise communication questions

Cedar Rapids Washington High School Principal Ralph Plagman faced a dilemma last month.

On the morning of Nov. 7, school officials and Ceda ... »

University of Iowa President Mason vows to foster environment 'open to all points of view'

After receiving widespread criticism for its handling of a Ku Klux Klan-likened sculpture that an artist installed on campus without permission ear ... »

Traditions and school spirit

STANWOOD — One of the main tasks during the holiday season is decorating a Christmas tree.

Most families get together and put u ... »

Benson retiring as Cedar Rapids school superintendent

CEDAR RAPIDS — David Benson, the superintendent of the Cedar Rapids Community School District, will retire at the end of the school year, th ... »

Iowa City school district encourages parents to stop making individual gifts to teachers

Those coffee mugs, hand lotions, and gift cards you’ve been giving your kids’ teachers for the holidays?

They may be illegal. < ... »

University of Iowa students, experts optimistic about America’s renewed diplomacy with Cuba

When University of Iowa senior Kayla Cemensky was weighing her options for study abroad destinations, she found herself intrigued by Cuba. Intrigue ... »

Metro High students spend day helping charities prepare for holidays

CEDAR RAPIDS — Nearly 150 Metro High School students and more than 30 staff members spent Wednesday helping local charities and non-profit o ... »

More money sought for continued reforms of Iowa schools

DES MOINES— Iowa’s education chief made a pitch Tuesday for more state money next fiscal year to boost elementary reading skills and ... »

University of Iowa graduate students call tuition freeze ‘disingenuous’

The University of Iowa graduate student union on Tuesday called a Board of Regents proposal to freeze resident undergraduate tuition for an unprece ... »

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