K-12 Education

Science instruction panel moves forward with Next Generation benchmarks

A state panel tasked with recommending a new set of standards for science instruction in Iowa schools on Tuesday decided to move forward with the N ... »

School start date bill hits procedural roadblock in Senate

DES MOINES – Add a legislative decision on the date that schools will be allowed to begin fall classes to the list of education issues in li ... »

Iowa City keeps discretionary busing for now

IOWA CITY — Discretionary busing has not reached its stop just yet.

School Board members voted unanimously Tuesday night to maintain d ... »

Vinton Popcorn takes sales online

VINTON — Students at Vinton-Shellsburg High School are working hard to return one of Vinton’s brands to nationwide acclaim.

Th ... »

Taft Middle School students create time capsule to mark school’s 50th anniversary

CEDAR RAPIDS — No one knows for sure what the world will be like 25 years from now, but students at Taft Middle School have had a lot of fun ... »

No negotiations, but parties continue to spar over school aid

DES MOINES — Legislative Democrats and Republicans continued to squabble over K-12 school funding, but neither party has budged from their i ... »

Which fork?

STANWOOD — This is the second year “Business Communications” has been offered at North Cedar High School.

The cla ... »

Lawmakers praise Buck as ‘perfect fit’ for state education chief

DES MOINES — The selection Wednesday of Iowa’s education chief to become superintendent of the Cedar Rapids Community School District ... »

State education director tapped as CR Superintendent

Brad Buck, the director of the Iowa Department of Education, will be the next superintendent of the Cedar Rapids Community School District, the dis ... »

Bus dilemma: rural districts burdened by transportation costs

DES MOINES — As rural Iowa school districts consolidate to trim expenses, and a decades-old school funding formula remains unchanged, many r ... »

Iowa Department of Education pushes for more students to eat breakfast

CEDAR RAPIDS — Students ate breakfast in small groups around folding tables this week at Jefferson High School, chatting over trays of toast ... »

As baby boomer superintendents retire, districts look to changes in education

When Marion Independent School District superintendent Sarah Pinion ... »

Iowa City school district expected to continue growing into the next decade

Enrollment in the Iowa City Community School District will grow by 25 percent in the next 10 years, according to a new report commissioned by the d ... »

Cedar Rapids school taxes could rise, but by how much?

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids Community School District is proposing to raise property taxes up to an additional 8 cents for every $1,000 ... »

Enjoying a (spring) break

MARION — Spring is approaching. Birds are chirping, snow is melting and spring break is here.

Spring break is a huge time for v ... »