K-12 Education

Springville and Solon school districts ask for bond

Early voting will begin Thursday on a bond question that could determine the future of facilities in the Solon Community School District.

“This is phase one,” said Solon Superintendent Sam Miller of the $25.5 million bond quest [...]

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STEM education touted in Iowa

DES MOINES — An Iowa program designed to cultivate students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math is beginning to pay dividends, education and political leaders said Monday.

Shelly Vanyo, a science teacher at B [...]

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Three school elections slated for Sept. 9

Friday marked the deadline for school district representatives in Linn County to file paperwork with the Auditor’s Office to get on the ballot for the Sept. 9 special election date.

As of Friday morning, two area districts are slated [...]

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Three school elections slated for Sept. 9

July 25 marked the deadline for school district representatives in Linn County to file paperwork with the Auditor’s Office to get on the ballot for the Monday, Sept. 9 special election date.

As of Friday morning, two area districts ar [...]

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Iowa City school board appoints former member

IOWA CITY — Iowa City school board members Monday night picked a former board member to serve alongside them for a partial term.

The board voted 6-0 to appoint Orville Townsend Sr., of Iowa City, to a recently vacated seat that will b [...]

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Iowa leads nation in child health

Iowa's No. 1 when it comes to children's health.

That's just one piece of good news for the state from the nationwide 2014 Kids Count report, which the Annie E. Casey Foundation released Tuesday. The data comes from federal statistical age [...]

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Diversity Focus and West Wind Education Policy announce partnership

It’s time for educators to focus on equity.

That’s the message Diversity Focus and West Wind Education Policy are teaming up to deliver with their new initiative, the Creative Corridor Center for Equity. The collaboration, ann [...]

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Area schools balance salaries and other spending

Once the final hires are complete, Superintendent Sarah Pinion estimates that the Marion Independent School District's school board will have cut $ [...]

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Linn-Mar superintendent to retire

MARION — Linn-Mar Superintendent Katie Mulholland will retire next year after leading one of the state’s fastest-growing school districts for more than a decade.

Mulholland, 66, filed a formal retirement request at Monday night [...]

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Veterinarian camp offers hands on activities for Eastern Iowa students

An interest in animals was all that was needed to bring nearly 60 children to the Buchanan County Fairgrounds to see if a profession as a veterinarian was in their future.

A host of volunteers took Monday afternoon to teach children aged 7 t [...]

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Cedar Rapids school board adds days off, keeps spring break

Spring break will remain as scheduled for the Cedar Rapids Community School District.

Following a strong urging from Superintendent Dave Benson, a board vote at Monday’s meeting did not include continue »


9, not counting dead president, apply for Iowa City school board

IOWA CITY — Nine people have applied to fill a vacant seat on the Iowa City school board.

The list includes former school board members and candidates, including three people who lost in last year’s school board election. The [...]

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Nine districts request No Child Left Behind waiver

Nine of Iowa’s largest school districts, including Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, are collaborating to confront parts of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

Those two school systems have joined with Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moin [...]

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Mid-Prairie business manager charged with theft

The Washington County Sheriff’s Department has charged Cindy Steege, former business manager for the Mid-Prairie and Keota community school districts, with second-degree theft, a Class D felony.

According to Washington County Attorne [...]

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Iowa city kids are scooping up business knowledge

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Perfecting an ice cream flavor is a challenging process. Would be inventors need to pick the right toppings and mixins’ to create an appealing and original concoction capable of reaching a wide audience. At the Jaco [...]

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