Education

Building boom on Iowa’s campuses

The brick is going up and the carpet is going down in a 501-bed residence hall slated to open on the west side of the University of Iowa campus in ... »

University of Iowa extends tailgating hours for Fall 2015

IOWA CITY — The University of Iowa plans to extend tailgating in UI parking lots by one hour after home football games next fall.

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McGinness not running for reelection to Iowa City school board

IOWA CITY — Iowa City school board member Jeff McGinness said Friday he will not run for re-election this September.

McGinness, a 1993 ... »

Iowa primed to be first in nation for driverless cars

IOWA CITY — Iowa is well equipped to become the first state in the nation with a roadway certified for driverless cars, and researchers this ... »

Eastern Iowa schools prepare for tight staffing, larger class sizes

Corridor schools, facing budget uncertainty about state funding, likely will see level or reduced staffing as well as larger class sizes in 2015-16 ... »

Cedar Rapids schools prepare new high school science courses

CEDAR RAPIDS — Freshmen in Cedar Rapids high schools next year will take updated science courses that teachers said are better aligned to st ... »

Campus efficiencies to eventually save $46M annually

IOWA CITY — After spending $84 million to implement new efficiencies, Iowa’s public universities eventually will save an estimated $4 ... »

Gridlock: Lawmakers report little progress on resolving budget impasse

DES MOINES — House and Senate leaders continued on their separate budget paths Thursday as the pace of legislative progress slowed with two ... »

Students lobby for boost in state aid in Des Moines

DES MOINES — Students from a school where all staff members will get pink slips because of uncertainty about school funding took a school-ap ... »

Young patients sign off on new University of Iowa children’s hospital

IOWA CITY — When 15-year-old Austin “Flash” Schroeder walked in to a crowded room Wednesday hoping to sign a beam that will be ... »

Iowa City school board approves facility updates, $17M athletics plan

IOWA CITY — Construction projects for Iowa City schools will receive slight adjustments over the next 10 years, and three elementary schools ... »

University of Iowa ‘black student’ group aims for ‘culturally competent’ environment

IOWA CITY — A new University of Iowa “Black Student Advisory Committee” created after a professor in December sparked widespre ... »

Former Atlanta educators sentenced to up to seven years in prison

ATLANTA — Six former Atlanta public school educators were ordered on Tuesday to serve between one and seven years in prison in one of the na ... »

Roughly 400 university employees report tax fraud in Iowa

National tax day is upon us, and the number of employees at Iowa’s public universities reporting some form of tax fraud has reached about 40 ... »

Cedar Rapids school committee finalizes equity plan

CEDAR RAPIDS — Improving graduation and suspension rates for students of color and maintaining a diverse workforce are among the goals of an ... »