K-12 Education

Educators travel to Des Moines to implore lawmakers for school funding

DES MOINES — Teachers, school officials, and education groups on Monday night urged state lawmakers to deliver more state funding than what ... »

National School Choice Week includes events in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS — A school choice group this week is organizing School Choice Week events nationwide, including several in Cedar Rapids.

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Johnson County municipalities come together to talk housing diversity

Local elected officials have decided to create a multijurisdictional task force to address socio-economic disparities and affordable housing placem ... »

Changing school start dates now up to lawmakers

DES MOINES — New, stricter state guidelines for when Iowa schools may start classes each year have sparked a political fire, one that many s ... »

Cedar Rapids School district, teachers union begin negotiations

CEDAR RAPIDS — School administrators and teachers began negotiations this week on a 2015-16 contract they hope to finalize by March or April ... »

Iowa Department of Education issues guidance on school start dates

Aligning school calendars with athletics and college schedules is not sufficient reason to start school before the week of Sept. 1, according to ne ... »

Lawmakers start work on education funding

DES MOINES — This year’s partisan battle over education funding starts in the legislative trenches on Wednesday.

Rep. Ron Jorge ... »

Branstad, lawmakers seek to close gap on anti-bullying bill

DES MOINES — The time has come to address bullying in schools, Gov. Terry Branstad has declared.

In the wake of that proclamation, cau ... »

Local school districts denounce Branstad’s proposed funding level

School officials from Cedar Rapids and Iowa City this week denounced Gov. Terry Branstad’s proposed funding level for Iowa schools, saying i ... »

Cedar Rapids schools to get an extra $500,000 after state funding error

The Cedar Rapids Community School District will get another $544,000 in state sales taxes for infrastructure projects to rectify the state’s ... »

Diversity policy rescinded by Iowa City board

IOWA CITY — The Iowa City school board this week voted to rescind the district’s diversity policy, which has faced legal questions si ... »

Longtime Linn-Mar board member resigns

MARION — On Monday night, the Linn-Mar school board accepted the resignation of longtime board member Ann Stark, who is moving to Ohio.

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Marion Independent Superintendent Pinion to retire at end of school year

MARION — Marion Independent School District Superintendent Sarah Pinion told school board members at Monday’s meeting that she planne ... »

Teachers turn to crowdfunding for classroom supplies

CEDAR RAPIDS — Sometimes finding wiggle room in a budget can be challenging, especially for schoolteachers.

“Budgets are alway ... »

Iowa City School Board to decide whether to move forward on new recreation levy

The Iowa City school board on Tuesday will decide whether to move forward with a public education and recreation levy that could appear on the ball ... »

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