K-12 Education

Pace of Iowa City enrollment growth could cause future problems

IOWA CITY — A slowdown in the growth of Iowa City schools this year will not lead to any immediate changes for the district, Superintendent S ... »

Fire closes St. Matthew elementary early Monday, some grades canceled Tuesday

CEDAR RAPIDS — A small fire in a boiler room caused St. Matthew’s elementary school to send students home from classes Monday morning ... »

Botchway will focus on retaining employees of color in Iowa City schools

IOWA CITY — As part of a new equity plan due this spring, the Iowa City Community School District hopes to more than double the proportion o ... »

Iowa City school district, teachers union begin negotiations

IOWA CITY — Negotiations began this week between the Iowa City Community School District and the Iowa City Education Association on a 2015-1 ... »

Linn-Mar school board to interview superintendent candidates

MARION — The Linn-Mar school board will interview candidates for its superintendent position over the next week and hopes to have a new supe ... »

Hiker meets Edgewood-Colesburg students who wrote him letters while on 2,125-mile trek

COLESBURG — The first thing the fifth-graders wanted to know about when long-distance hiker Rod Schreck visited their classroom Wednesday wa ... »

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 ... »

Cedar Rapids enrollment continues decline

CEDAR RAPIDS — Enrollment in the Cedar Rapids Community School District has declined slightly this school year, reaching its lowest point si ... »

More schools count by hours

DES MOINES — Given the choice for the first time, the vast majority of Iowa school districts are now counting the school year in hours, not ... »

Diversity on display at Hiawatha Elementary School

HIAWATHA — At a diversity night held Thursday at Hiawatha Elementary School, parents and teachers shared a meal, watched student groups perf ... »

Task force recommends new test for Iowa students

CEDAR RAPIDS — A statewide task force is recommending a new standardized test for Iowa students, one that more closely aligns to Common Core ... »

Iowa City-area residents asked to submit mascot ideas for new North Liberty high school

NORTH LIBERTY — Mascots do more than jump around in furry suits; they can unite a merged student body, provide an identity for sports, music ... »

Branstad Listens in on Anti-Bullying Panel in Linn County

TROY MILLS — Addressing students at North-Linn Community Schools on Monday, Governor Terry Branstad thanked them for “recognizing the ... »

In tech world, women look for mentors

IOWA CITY — In 2013, a tweet accusing two men of making a sexist joke during PyCon, a heavily attended programming conference in Santa Clara ... »

Ready for new season

STANWOOD — This year will mark the fifth that North Cedar is offering a robotics team.

Earlier this month, North Cedar robotics ... »

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