Wednesday October 08, 2014
NORTH LIBERTY — Mascots do more than jump around in furry suits; they can unite a merged student body, provide an identity for sports, music and other activities and promote community spirit.
And now the Iowa City Community School Di [...]
Sunday September 28, 2014
IOWA CITY — In 2013, a tweet accusing two men of making a sexist joke during PyCon, a heavily attended programming conference in Santa Clara, Calif., caused waves in the tech industry and ultimately resulted in their firing from gaming ad c [...]
Wednesday September 24, 2014
STANWOOD — This year will mark the fifth that North Cedar is offering a robotics team.
Earlier this month, North Cedar robotics Coach Vicki Hamdorf took eight team members to the First Tech Challenge (FTC) kickoff party at Cent [...]
Tuesday September 23, 2014
CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids School District has come far in addressing the needs of students of color, district administrators and staff told federal investigators from the US Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Tue [...]
Sunday September 21, 2014
DES MOINES — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad will visit three schools this fall to talk with local officials about what they are doing to prevent bullying in schools and what the state can do to help.
Branstad will be joined by his wife, Chr [...]
Friday September 19, 2014
STANWOOD — Yearbook ad sales got started on Sept. 12th in the towns of Lowden, Wheatland, Clarence and Tipton.
The North Cedar High School yearbook staff asked local businesses to sponsor advertisements in the book to help make [...]
Friday September 19, 2014
CEDAR RAPIDS — Linn County officials are in a spat with representatives of the Linn-Mar Community School District over a voter turnout initiative designed by Linn County Auditor Joel Miller, the cost of which local school districts are bein [...]
Tuesday September 16, 2014
IOWA CITY — More Iowa schools and school districts are falling short on test participation and math and reading proficiency targets under the No Child Left Behind law, according to the 2014 State Report Card released on Tuesday by the Iowa [...]
Tuesday September 09, 2014
Solon voters strongly approved two major school projects, while Springville voters rejected a plan for a major expansio [...]
Monday September 08, 2014
CEDAR RAPIDS - The Cedar Rapids Community School District is partnering with Diversity Focus and three other school districts in the region on an initiative to improve equity.
There will be short-term and long-term goals, but the first item [...]
Sunday September 07, 2014
CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids voters will get a second chance to extend and increase the tax levy that will pay for less-than-flashy but what some say is much need school building upkeep.
The school district is asking for a 10-year phys [...]
Thursday September 04, 2014
SPRINGVILLE — School is one of the biggest draws in Springville, a town some 15 miles east of Cedar Rapids with about 1,100 people and few businesses.
“A school is the life blood of a small community,” said Springville re [...]