Education Policy

United Way honors Eastern Iowa students for leading by example

CEDAR RAPIDS — The United Way of East Central Iowa will honor 20 area students at the annual Remembering Martin Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Jan. ... »

Mount Mercy president has vision for growth, service

CEDAR RAPIDS — The first thing Laurie Hamen did when she began her tenure as Mount Mercy University’s ninth president in early Februa ... »

UI considering early employee retirement as part of efficiency opportunities

The University of Iowa “absolutely” will consider offering early retirement to employees as part of a Board of Regents plan to cut co ... »

Does class size matter?

Few education reforms make as much sense on a gut level as giving teachers fewer students to teach.

The idea is popular with parents and poli ... »

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 Di ... »

Jammed ballot scanners forces recounts of 3,155 votes in Cedar Rapids PPEL election

CEDAR RAPIDS — Jammed ballot scanners have prompted the Linn County Auditor's Office to call for a recount at two polling places, where 3,155 ... »

Four school districts, Diversity Focus create equity center

CEDAR RAPIDS - The Cedar Rapids Community School District is partnering with Diversity Focus and three other school districts in the region on an i ... »

Group reviewing state university admission wants more transparency

A group charged with reviewing a five-year-old scoring index for applicants to Iowa’s regent universities will meet later this month to disc ... »