Cedar Rapids schools

Cedar Rapids PPEL officially passes by 31 votes

CEDAR RAPIDS — A very close election to increase the Cedar Rapids school district’s physical plant and equipment levy, or PPEL, appears to be over, with the measure passing by just 31 votes.

The Linn County Auditor’s Off [...]

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Jammed ballot scanners forces recounts of 3,155 votes in Cedar Rapids PPEL election

CEDAR RAPIDS — Jammed ballot scanners have prompted the Linn County Auditor's Office to call for a recount at two polling places, where 3,155 votes were registered in the Cedar Rapids school tax levy election on Tuesday.

Ballots at J [...]

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Cedar Rapids PPEL vote too close to call

CEDAR RAPIDS — Absentee ballots and a recount in one Cedar Rapids voting precinct Tuesday left the fate of the Cedar Rapids Community School District’s Physical Plant and Equipment levy in doubt.

Unofficial results Tuesday show [...]

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Four school districts, Diversity Focus create equity center

CEDAR RAPIDS - The Cedar Rapids Community School District is partnering with Diversity Focus and three other school districts in the region on an initiative to improve equity.

There will be short-term and long-term goals, but the first item [...]

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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 black students.

The Office of Civil Rights is conducting the investigation.

“We can [...]

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Cedar Rapids school board approves new model for mental health services

CEDAR RAPIDS — The Cedar Rapids school board on Monday evening approved a grant-backed agreement that will shift the model for the district’s mental health services from one that addresses problems through therapy to one where mental [...]

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Eighth-grader announces candidacy for Cedar Rapids school board election

CEDAR RAPIDS — Matthew Haile spent his summer vacation a bit differently than his peers at Franklin Middle School. The Cedar Rapids resident, who will begin eighth-grade later this month, kicked off his campaign.

The 13-year-old is ho [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Cedar Rapids school board adds days off, keeps spring break

Spring break will remain as scheduled for the Cedar Rapids Community School District.

Following a strong urging from Superintendent Dave Benson, a board vote at Monday’s meeting did not include continue »


Nine districts request No Child Left Behind waiver

Nine of Iowa’s largest school districts, including Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, are collaborating to confront parts of the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

Those two school systems have joined with Council Bluffs, Davenport, Des Moin [...]

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Cedar Rapids students make overall gains in reading, math

More of the Cedar Rapids Community School District’s students are making the grade when it comes to math and reading.

The results for the 2013-14 Iowa Assessments, released earlier this summer, show that 74 percent of district test-ta [...]

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Project-based learning program comes to Cedar Rapids Community School District

Three teachers are preparing to venture into new educational territory with 90 students.

This fall will mark the debut of The Roosevelt Option, a project-based learning program for eighth-graders at Roosevelt Middle School in the Cedar Rapid [...]

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Cedar Rapids school administrators to shuffle positions

Eight Cedar Rapids Community School District schools will welcome new principals or associate principals July 1:

l Van Buren Elementary School Principal Cindy Stock will become Grant Wood Elementary School’s principal.

l Kent Ry [...]

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Cedar Rapids high schools top University of Iowa’s AP Index

Cedar Rapids Community School District high schools continue to measure up statewide, according to yet another continue »