K-12 Education

Traditions and school spirit

STANWOOD — One of the main tasks during the holiday season is decorating a Christmas tree.

Most families get together and put u ... »

Iowa City school district encourages parents to stop making individual gifts to teachers

Those coffee mugs, hand lotions, and gift cards you’ve been giving your kids’ teachers for the holidays?

They may be illegal. < ... »

Metro High students spend day helping charities prepare for holidays

CEDAR RAPIDS — Nearly 150 Metro High School students and more than 30 staff members spent Wednesday helping local charities and non-profit o ... »

Property owner’s complaint could delay Liberty High School

IOWA CITY — A property owner’s attempt to prevent a new sewer line from crossing his land could delay construction of Liberty High Sc ... »

High transportation costs, low tax revenues creating school funding inequity

DES MOINES — Disproportionately high transportation costs and low property tax revenues are creating funding inequities among Iowa school di ... »

Teachers’ union supports 6 percent state boost in K-12 funding

DES MOINES — The head of Iowa’s largest teachers’ union Friday said her 34,000-member organization wants to see Gov. Terry Bra ... »

Cedar Rapids school administrators tout facility, faculty improvements at State of the District

CEDAR RAPIDS -- Cedar Rapids school administrators used an annual “State of the District” event Friday to highlight taxpayer-funded mai ... »

Cedar Rapids school turnaround program relies on feedback for teachers

CEDAR RAPIDS — When administrators in the Cedar Rapids Community School District found out in 2013 that eight of the district’s eleme ... »

A glimpse outside America

CEDAR RAPIDS — International Round Table was celebrated last month, Xavier’s 17th iteration of the global conference created b ... »

Next steps for Iowa City schools unclear after USDA ruling of non-compliance

IOWA CITY — School board members on Wednesday were frustrated and divided about what to do next, after the U.S. Department of Agriculture co ... »

Dubuque County school wins grand prize in safe driving contest

CASCADE — Dubuque County’s Cascade High School on Tuesday won $100,000 and a concert from The Band Perry as part of a nationwide cont ... »

Linn-Mar names Shepherd superintendent

LINN COUNTY — The Linn-Mar Community School District on Monday announced Quintin Shepherd as its next superintendent.

Shepherd, 37, is ... »

Dubuque leaders voice concern around regent funding model

DUBUQUE — City leaders have “serious” concerns about a new method for funding Iowa’s public universities that emphasize ... »

Teaching the birds and the bees

CEDAR RAPIDS — Students in Kelly Snyder’s health class at Jefferson High School in Cedar Rapids get a pretty thorough understanding w ... »

Civil rights investigation into Cedar Rapids schools likely to end this spring

CEDAR RAPIDS — A federal investigation into Cedar Rapids school discipline practices is likely to conclude this spring with an agreement by ... »

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