K-12 Education

Iowa City school district still uses lunch data as part of determining school boundaries

CEDAR RAPIDS — It was six months ago that the U.S. Department of Agriculture ruled the Iowa City Community School District’s use of f ... »

Corridor schools at top of AP test ranking

CEDAR RAPIDS — High schools in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City are among the top schools in the state for advanced placement test participation, ... »

Two Cedar Rapids elementary schools marking centennials this week

Two Cedar Rapids elementary schools will mark their 100th birthdays Thursday.

Garfield Elementary, at 1201 Maplewood Dr. NE and Arthur Elemen ... »

Iowa farmers have 68 percent of corn planted

Iowa farmers planted 54 percent of this season’s corn crop in the week that ended Sunday, the largest percentage planted during the same wee ... »

Next Marion superintendent will focus on finance

MARION — Joseph “Chris” Dyer, the next superintendent of the Marion Independent School District, will focus on finances and sc ... »

For schools, grief counselors serve as ‘first responders’ after a tragedy

CEDAR RAPIDS — When two elementary school custodians died in late February in a murder-suicide, administrators at the College Community Schoo ... »

Tuition freeze up in the air as Iowa lawmakers dicker over budget

IOWA CITY — Legislators say they want to freeze in-state undergraduate tuition at Iowa’s public universities for a third straight yea ... »

Marion school board to announce next superintendent Thursday

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Marion school board on Thursday morning will announce the district’s next superintendent.

The board has sche ... »

Scattergood students analyze DNA as part of murder mystery challenge

Early one February morning, a Scattergood Friends School teacher told a geometry class that she had discovered the body of Louis Herbst in the wood ... »

‘Schoolhouse brew’ teaches bevy of lessons

MARION — Once a week, the staff at Oak Ridge Middle School is treated to drinks and baked goods, courtesy of about 12 students in the school' ... »

Iowa City schools aim for more diverse staffing

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Iowa City Community School District would set a goal of 15 percent minority staff composition by 2020, under an equity pl ... »

Iowa students doing well despite funding disputes

DES MOINES — While state lawmakers remain deadlocked in a weekslong donnybrook over how much to spend on kindergarten-through-grade-12 publi ... »

Cedar Rapids schools teach behavior, track data to combat bullying

CEDAR RAPIDS — Kristine Rummel stood in front of a class of bright-eyed kindergartners Wednesday, leading them in a discussion about bullyin ... »

Marion Superintendent candidates: Finances, new programs among top challenges for Marion Independent

MARION — Managing a tight budget and dealing with changes in education and student demographics are among the top challenges to be faced by ... »

Consider peace: A portrayal of Islam

IOWA CITY — Islamophobia is the prejudice against, hatred toward or fear of Muslims or those perceived to be Muslim and it is somethi ... »