Policy

Branstad statewide tour focuses on reducing bullying

SIOUX CITY — Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad on Wednesday called on state legislators to move past the gridlock of the 2013-14 session and give sch ... »

Iowa regents will mull eight more efficiency ‘opportunities’ in October

IOWA CITY — The Board of Regents will convene for a special meeting Oct. 2 to discuss eight more cost-saving, revenue-generating, or efficie ... »

Cedar Rapids school district being investigated over race-based discipline

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids School District is under federal investigation over whether its discipline practices discriminate against bl ... »

Iowa State officials discontinue VEISHEA, retire name

AMES — VEISHEA, the annual Iowa State University celebration that has perhaps become best known for outbreaks of violence, has been permanent ... »

Iowa reformers focus on teaching profession

Teachers like Tania Johnson are excited about the prospects that a new Iowa reform process focusing on mentoring, collaborating and coordinating ca ... »

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 ball ... »

Higher education tax credits falling short nationally, in Iowa

Use of higher education tax credits has skyrocketed, but a new study shows they’ve fallen short of their mission to make college more access ... »

Critics question new Iowa City external school bus cameras

Critics say newly installed stop-arm cameras on Iowa City school buses violate the city’s traffic camera ban that, when adopted in 2013, was ... »

Iowa State VEISHEA task force to recommend dropping festival’s name

Members of an Iowa State task force charged with studying the university’s historically troubled annual VEISHEA celebration and recommending ... »

University of Iowa originally thought ‘Girls’ filming could be positive

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa officials originally thought allowing an HBO crew to film scenes of its popular “Girls” s ... »

Iowa City school board delays vote on redistricting

IOWA CITY — The Iowa City school board Tuesday night voted to delay a discussion on redrawing school boundaries, but it wasn’t quite ... »

Task force proposed funding model that would take from University of Iowa, give to ISU, UNI

A proposed new and “improved” way of distributing state dollars to Iowa’s three public universities would reduce the Universit ... »

Iowa City school district to explore magnet school idea

IOWA CITY — After years of being on parents’ wish lists, the formation of a magnet school is now a real possibility in the Iowa City ... »

Cedar Rapids school board mulls budget cuts

CEDAR RAPIDS — A Monday work session shed light on where Cedar Rapids Community School District administrators hope to find almost $6 millio ... »

Administrators, law enforcement discuss nature of school threats

On April 15, a little more than a week ago, bomb threats were reported at Anamosa High School and at Benton Community middle/high school.

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