K-12 Education

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 ... »

Federal investigators hear feedback on Cedar Rapids schools

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids School District has come far in addressing the needs of students of color, district administrators and staff ... »

Branstad to visit schools, discuss bullying with officials

DES MOINES — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad will visit three schools this fall to talk with local officials about what they are doing to prevent b ... »

Learning and selling

STANWOOD — Yearbook ad sales got started on Sept. 12th in the towns of Lowden, Wheatland, Clarence and Tipton.

The North Cedar ... »

Linn County officials in spat with Linn-Mar over pre-election postcards

CEDAR RAPIDS — Linn County officials are in a spat with representatives of the Linn-Mar Community School District over a voter turnout initi ... »

Most schools in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City not meeting federal targets

IOWA CITY — More Iowa schools and school districts are falling short on test participation and math and reading proficiency targets under th ... »

Solon voters approve; Springville voters reject school bonds

Solon voters strongly approved two major school projects, while Springville voters rejected a plan for a major »

Four school districts, Diversity Focus create equity center

CEDAR RAPIDS - The Cedar Rapids Community School District is partnering with Diversity Focus and three other school districts in the region on an i ... »

Cedar Rapids voters get 2nd crack at tax increase for school buildings

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 ... »

Springville's decision: Upgrading a rundown school meets declining enrollment

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 bu ... »

Iowa City school board OK’s plan to educate sex offender

IOWA CITY — The Iowa City school board Tuesday night approved a plan on how to educate a student who is a registered sex offender.

Fo ... »

Cedar Rapids school board approves new model for mental health services

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids school board on Monday evening approved a grant-backed agreement that will shift the model for the district& ... »