K-12 Education

What They’re Thinking: Iowa High School Press Association President Jonathan Rogers

IOWA CITY - Though they're often dubbed #x201c;digital natives,#x201d; young people often are duped by fake and misleading news online, a recent study ...

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Linn-Mar superintendent withdraws from job search in Florida

LINN COUNTY - Linn-Mar Superintendent Quintin Shepherd said he has withdrawn himself from a superintendent search in Florida, where he was named as a ...

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For Code Iowa, elementary students learn coding in class

IOWA CITY - Dnasia Simpson ordered and reordered a series of commands on a desktop computer.The 10-year-old put her hands to her face, clicked #x201c; ...

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New Marion elementary school on track for July 1 completion

MARION - A good fall construction season has kept Longfellow Elementary - soon to be the newest school in the Marion Independent district - on schedul ...

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Summer reading pilot program offers ‘no magic bullet’ for struggling third-graders

IOWA CITY - More than 1,000 third-graders across Iowa spent their summer break in a classroom as part of a pilot program meant to improve their readin ...

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Judge to make ruling in former Washington High substitute Mary Beth Haglin sexual exploitation case

CEDAR RAPIDS - Mary Beth Haglin, a former Washington High substitute teacher, agreed Monday to allow a judge to decide her guilt or innocence on an ag ...

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Panel prepares recommendations to address chronically absent students

DES MOINES - A uniform data-gathering method, a collection of best practices for schools and a statewide education campaign could help Iowa schools ad ...

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What They’re Thinking: Iowa’s top assistant principal Jeff Schneekloth

CEDAR RAPIDS - Jeff Schneekloth, an administrator at Taft Middle School in Cedar Rapids, has been named the top assistant principal in Iowa.The School ...

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Regis Middle School wins state mock trial title Coach Jim Efting named to Iowa Mock Trial Educator’s Hall of Fame

CEDAR RAPIDS - Determination and public speaking skills have taken a team of eighth-graders from Cedar Rapids to the top of the mock trial mountain.Ea ...

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Iowa City police to make full return to schools

IOWA CITY - The Iowa City Police Department will resume all normal operations at Iowa City schools, including self-initiated calls, city officials sai ...

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Former board member to fill vacant Linn-Mar seat

MARION - The Linn-Mar school board this week named Jim Green, a former board member and past board president, to fill a vacant seat on the board creat ...

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Iowa City grade school kids create equality pins

IOWA CITY - The students at Willowwind School in Iowa City may not be able to vote or protest but they can make beaded safety pins to take a stand.The ...

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Future of Iowa’s summer reading program uncertain

DES MOINES - A state-mandated summer reading program for Iowa's struggling third-graders that already has been moved back to 2018 may see further dela ...

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Iowa City schools want police back on campus

IOWA CITY - Three weeks after the Iowa City Police Department said it would not take it upon itself to go to schools amid questions over a police lunc ...

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Iowa bullying data paints preliminary, incomplete picture

DES MOINES - The number of reported bullying incidents in Iowa public schools during the 2015-16 school year increased from the previous year. Now, e ...

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