K-12 Education

Branstad names Wise new Iowa Department of Education director

DES MOINES — The man second-in-charge of the Iowa Department of Education was promoted Tuesday to replace former director Brad Buck, who bec ... »

Two Cedar Rapids elementary schools to share principal in administrative shift

CEDAR RAPIDS — Two elementary schools will share a principal this school year, and the Cedar Rapids Community School District will have a ne ... »

UI finance professor to run for Iowa City school board

IOWA CITY — Brian Richman, a finance professor at the University of Iowa and the parent of two Hoover Elementary School students, will run f ... »

Springville student heads to Naval Academy

The moment Andrew Lorimer found out he was accepted into his dream college wasn’t exactly what he had imagined.

Instead of celebrating ... »

Cedar Rapids teachers to receive 1.5-percent compensation increase

CEDAR RAPIDS — Teachers in the Cedar Rapids Community School District will receive a 1.5-percent increase in total compensation next school ... »

School practices differ on public access to athletic facilities

CEDAR RAPIDS — For the past four years, Jenny Waddilove used the track at West High School in Iowa City for her running workouts.

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Cedar Rapids couple donates $4.5 million to Catholic schools, churches

CEDAR RAPIDS — School construction projects and financial aid for Eastern Iowa Catholic students got some help Friday, when a Cedar Rapids c ... »

Hoover Elementary parents want clarity on reasons for, consequences of, closing the school

IOWA CITY — The planned closure of Hoover Elementary School no earlier than the 2017-18 school year will affect students there earlier than ... »

High school student wins musical theater award, trip to New York City

CEDAR RAPIDS — Instead of football or baseball, musical theater has always been what Megan Ginsberg calls their “family sport.” ... »

Schools could see growth in Highway 100 expansion

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids Community School District could see enrollment growth and build two new schools in the coming years because ... »

Iowa City school board hopes to adjust community comment

The manner in which community members can address issues in the Iowa City Community School District could change if a new proposal to adjust commu ... »

Linn-Mar appoints new administrators

MARION — When Quintin Shepherd and Shannon Bisgard take over as Linn-Mar’s top two administrators July 1, they won’t be the on ... »

Profile: Matt Townsley leads innovation in Solon schools

SOLON — Matt Townsley, the Solon Community School District's director of instruction and technology, is regarded as a leader among Corridor t ... »

Owning, outsourcing busing offer different advantages for schools

CEDAR RAPIDS — On the second-to-last day of the school year this past week in Cedar Rapids, Mitch Mensen oversaw work on three buses in the s ... »

Auditor: Monticello band director improperly controlled booster funds for years

A Monticello school band director was improperly in control of a booster club’s bank account for 14 years, according to a state auditor ... »