K-12 Education

Iowa City school board to debate placement of student sex offender

IOWA CITY — The Iowa City school board will hold an unusual meeting next week to discuss where a student who is a registered sex offender should receive schooling.

Superintendent Stephen Murley, citing a federal student-privacy law, [...]

continue »

Gap narrows between Iowa students and national peers on ACT

CEDAR RAPIDS — The news is mixed for Iowa's 2014 high-school graduates when it comes to their performance on the ACT.

With an average composite score of 22 on the 36-point college-entrance exam, Iowa students bested their national co [...]

continue »

Iowa universities spending more on student names

It’s not like Kaylee Gattone didn’t already know about the University of Iowa. Her brother attended and talked a lot about campus life, as did others from her hometown of Oak Lawn, Ill.

But the 17-year-old high school senior an [...]

continue »

All Corridor students are created equal?

CEDAR RAPIDS — Cedar Rapids Community School District administrators took a shot at being students on July 31 and Aug. 1.

During those two days, Educational Leadership and Support Center administrators and staff, learning support emp [...]

continue »

Iowa City school district to hold ‘listening posts’ on boundaries

IOWA CITY — Starting this week, the Iowa City school board will hold meetings to hear what people think about proposed boundary changes.

The events, which the school district dubs “listening posts” and are not full-fled [...]

continue »

Cedar Rapids district admins share more about Johnson magnet decision

CEDAR RAPIDS — Many elementary schools met the criteria to become the Cedar Rapids Community School District’s first magnet school, but a number of factors made Johnson Elementary School the best choice.

That was the message As [...]

continue »

Administrator Kortemeyer divides time between Springville and Linn-Mar districts

Amy Kortemeyer is forcing two Eastern Iowa school districts to learn to share.

Starting her seventh year as director of elementary teaching and learning for the Linn-Mar Community School District, Kortemeyer added another title in July  [...]

continue »

Broadened provision may bring free breakfasts, lunches for Iowa students

With the start of school nearing, another year of packing lunches looms for parents and students.

But this year, a program change has the potential to allow more families to leave providing lunch — as well as breakfast — to the [...]

continue »

Springville and Solon school districts ask for bond

Early voting will begin Thursday on a bond question that could determine the future of facilities in the Solon Community School District.

“This is phase one,” said Solon Superintendent Sam Miller of the $25.5 million bond quest [...]

continue »

STEM education touted in Iowa

DES MOINES — An Iowa program designed to cultivate students’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math is beginning to pay dividends, education and political leaders said Monday.

Shelly Vanyo, a science teacher at B [...]

continue »

Three school elections slated for Sept. 9

Friday marked the deadline for school district representatives in Linn County to file paperwork with the Auditor’s Office to get on the ballot for the Sept. 9 special election date.

As of Friday morning, two area districts are slated [...]

continue »

Three school elections slated for Sept. 9

July 25 marked the deadline for school district representatives in Linn County to file paperwork with the Auditor’s Office to get on the ballot for the Monday, Sept. 9 special election date.

As of Friday morning, two area districts ar [...]

continue »

Iowa City school board appoints former member

IOWA CITY — Iowa City school board members Monday night picked a former board member to serve alongside them for a partial term.

The board voted 6-0 to appoint Orville Townsend Sr., of Iowa City, to a recently vacated seat that will b [...]

continue »

Iowa leads nation in child health

Iowa's No. 1 when it comes to children's health.

That's just one piece of good news for the state from the nationwide 2014 Kids Count report, which the Annie E. Casey Foundation released Tuesday. The data comes from federal statistical age [...]

continue »

Diversity Focus and West Wind Education Policy announce partnership

It’s time for educators to focus on equity.

That’s the message Diversity Focus and West Wind Education Policy are teaming up to deliver with their new initiative, the Creative Corridor Center for Equity. The collaboration, ann [...]

continue »