Education

Iowa State spent $12,000 after President Leath’s hard aircraft landing

AMES - Iowa State University President Steven Leath is a licensed pilot certified to fly one of the two ISU-owned aircraft, and on four occasions he u ...

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University of Iowa appoints new HR head without search

IOWA CITY - The University of Iowa's newly appointed chief human resources officer - who will lead a reorganization recommended by a task force she ch ...

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Survey on University of Iowa sex assaults draws lackluster participation

IOWA CITY - Even though fewer than 3,000 of a potential 28,787 University of Iowa students completed a survey gauging sexual violence on campus, one i ...

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North Linn agriculture building turns farming into hands-on learning

TROY MILLS - North Linn Community School District is breaking educational ground, literally and metaphorically.The district is moving forward with an ...

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Auditor: Iowa State University director diverted, improperly pocketed $324,816

After investigating conflict of interest concerns involving the former director of Iowa State University's Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation, S ...

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Linn-Mar continues to vet facilities proposal; hopes for school board vote Oct. 10

MARION - Linn-Mar's facilities proposal is not a final solution but does address key growth-related issues, school board members said this week at the ...

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Why school zones no longer have flashing signals in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS - Yellow, flashing traffic signals warning motorists to slow down around schools in Cedar Rapids have been removed after the technology t ...

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Cedar Rapids Girl Scout’s project helps put books in hands of children

CEDAR RAPIDS - When friends told Leah Crilley they sometimes threw away their old books, she went to work on a program to put those books into the han ...

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Proposal for two-tiered college tuition concerns Branstad

DES MOINES - Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday he is encouraged by the state Board of Regents' two-year approach to budgeting, but expressed concern ove ...

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More than 600 visited University of Iowa ombudsperson with problem or concern last year

IOWA CITY - Of the more than 600 people who visited the University of Iowa's Office of the Ombudsperson in the last academic year, more than a quarter ...

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Iowa colleges bending boundaries to reach students

IOWA CITY - With a setting sun shooting rays through ominous clouds while chickens scurried across the lawn on a picturesque homestead west of town, 3 ...

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What are seclusion rooms?

School seclusion rooms go by many names in Eastern Iowa school districts, including quiet rooms, safe rooms and timeout rooms. But the function is the ...

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Iowa City fixing problems with special education program

The Iowa City school district's special education program is working to make changes following a May investigation by the Iowa Department of Education ...

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What They’re Thinking: Mount Vernon School District Superintendent Gary O’Malley

MOUNT VERNON - Mount Vernon voters sent a strong message last week as more than 63 percent said no to a $15.9 million general obligation bond for the ...

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Violence usually triggers use of school seclusion rooms — but not always

School seclusion rooms - little known to most parents - usually are used as intended, to keep agitated students from harming themselves or others. El ...

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