Molly Duffy

K-12 Education Reporter


Teacher Feature: Charlie Goetzinger, Jefferson High School

CEDAR RAPIDS - Jefferson High School science teacher Charlie Goetzinger loves teaching advanced science students, where #x201c;every kid wants to be there to learn.#x201d;

But working in the school's BlendED Academy, where a variety of students wo ... »

Iowa sends Every Student Succeeds Act plan to U.S. Department of Education

DES MOINES - Iowa officials submitted their plan to meet new education standards under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act to the U.S. Department of Education on Monday.

The Every Student Succeeds Act replaced the No Child Left Behind policy an ... »

The anatomy of a failed bond: Why Linn-Mar voters weren’t convinced by district’s needs

MARION - Had enough residents in the Linn-Mar school district voted earlier this week for an $80 million bond issue, properties there would have faced the highest school tax rate in the Corridor.

Already, property tax rates for all school district ... »

Write-in candidate Diana Zrudsky wins Marion school board seat

MARION - Diana Zrudsky, a 67-year-old retired teacher with more than 35 years of experience in the classroom, was elected to the Marion Independent School Board on Tuesday.

Because she was a write-in candidate, the Linn County Auditor's Office's d ... »

$80 million Linn-Mar School District bond referendum fails to get a passing vote

MARION - Voters in the Linn-Mar Community School District said no to an $80 million bond during Tuesday's school election.

About 53 percent of voters approved the measure, which would have funded facility improvements in the growing school distr ... »

Iowa City School District voters pass $191.5 million school bond Tuesday

IOWA CITY - Voters approved the largest school bond ever put to Iowa voters, $191.5 million, on Tuesday.

The massive school bond will be used for facilities projects in the Iowa City Community School District, the fifth-largest district in the sta ... »

Clear Creek Amana School District GO bond passes with clear majority

TIFFIN - Clear Creek Amana School District voters approved a $36 million bond by a 71 percent to 29 percent margin Tuesday.

In total, 1,736 voters from the Clear Creek District voted on the bond referendum, the district's second in three years, ... »

For Tuesday’s school election, some in Linn County will head to special ‘vote centers’ rather than regular polling sites

CEDAR RAPIDS - Those wishing to vote in today's school elections in Linn County will be casting their ballots at one-time special #x201c;vote centers#x201d; rather than at their regular precinct polling places.

Six locations will be open for resid ... »

Voter Guide: School board questionnaires and bond info to get you ready to vote in the Sept. 12 election

School board elections (and elections on school bonds) will be held across Eastern Iowa on Tuesday. Not sure on who or what to vote for? We're here to help you make up your own mind.

To do so, check out our questions we sent to school districts ... »

For richer and for poorer: A look at school funding in two Iowa districts

When her students arrived at school in the mornings with backpacks and books, they often were carrying worries and pain through Edmunds Elementary's towering glass doors, too.

Jaynette Rittman, the school's principal, saw those heavy concerns ma ... »