K-12 Education

North Cedar’s Spicher builds building, relationships

LOWDEN — North Cedar High School gained numerous staff members in 2013, including a new shop teacher.

Steven Spicher has been t ... »

North Cedar’s ‘school mom’

LOWDEN — North Cedar’s high school advisors are meant to be the people who their advisees can come to with any problem.

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Parents protest new bell times for Iowa City schools

IOWA CITY — Some parents in Iowa City are concerned about new bell times approved by the Iowa City Community School District board earlier t ... »

Iowa City boy lands fifth place finish in National Geographic Bee

Imagine finding yourself sitting at the U.S. vice president's house eating vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce and brownie chunks and enjoying t ... »

Solon school district introduces superintendent candidates

SOLON — Members of the community got a chance Thursday night to hear from finalists for the Solon School Superintendent position. One of the ... »

Solon to hold public forums with superintendent candidates

SOLON — The Solon Community School District will hold public forums Thursday afternoon with two finalists for its superintendent position. ... »

One Direction helps fix all ‘little things’

MARION — Imagine never being able to see anything but pitch black.

No more looking at the green buds on the tips of the freshly ... »

ACT tests out online exams

CEDAR RAPIDS — ACT, Inc. permitted some students this spring to take its college preparatory test online as part of an effort that could all ... »

Eastern Iowa student journalists file First Amendment suit

Muscatine Community College students have filed a federal lawsuit against school administrators, asserting they violated the students’ First ... »

Solon superintendent hire could come next week

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Solon school board could hire the district’s next superintendent next week, the board vice president said Thursday ... »

Former regent: New funding model needs more scrutiny

Iowa State University and University of Northern Iowa representatives are continuing to call for an “all hands on deck” approach to s ... »

Hemingway plans third run for Iowa City School Board

IOWA CITY — Phil Hemingway, a frequent critic of the Iowa City school board, will undergo a third campaign this year for a seat on the board, ... »

Cedar Rapids students learn about civil rights at Law Day

CEDAR RAPIDS — The upheaval in Baltimore and other U.S. cities in recent months might not be close to Cedar Rapids, participants in a Law Da ... »

Bell times will shift this fall for Iowa City students

IOWA CITY — The Iowa City school board on Tuesday approved a new 2015-16 calendar that lengthens the school day for elementary school studen ... »

For Corridor school meals, ‘fresh is more expensive’

CEDAR RAPIDS — Meal prices in several Corridor school districts will increase slightly next school year due to federal nutrition guidelines, ... »