Molly Duffy

K-12 Education Reporter


Cedar Rapids Japanese teacher Julie Cain takes top national honor

CEDAR RAPIDS - Enrolling in a high school Japanese class is a scary decision for many students, says Washington High School teacher Julie Cain.

#x201c;There are so many people who want to take it, but their parents are afraid, or they are afraid, ... »

Cedar Rapids Community School District’s plan to close schools, raze others and build goes to board next

CEDAR RAPIDS - Big changes to the Cedar Rapids Community School District's facilities are necessary if the system wants to remain viable, people involved with the development of a master facilities plan told the public in meetings last week.

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About 100 turn up to hear about plan for Cedar Rapids schools

CEDAR RAPIDS - About 100 people gathered at Jefferson High School on Monday night to learn about and respond to a facilities proposal that calls for the eventual closing of eight Cedar Rapids elementary schools and the building of 10 schools to replace ... »

Input sessions offer last chance to weigh in on future of Cedar Rapids school facilities

CEDAR RAPIDS - As the Cedar Rapids Community School District nears the end of a yearlong planning process that could drastically shrink its number of schools, the district is hosting its last scheduled public input sessions on the plan.

As it st ... »

Group releases recommendations to bolster computer science education in Iowa

DES MOINES - A group tasked with identifying how Iowa could expand computer science opportunities in its public schools released its recommendations Wednesday.

The recommendations were written with #x201c;a vision that computer science will eventu ... »

National group to ask Cedar Rapidians about flood preparation

CEDAR RAPIDS - A national group interested in better understanding flood readiness is hosting a community meeting in Cedar Rapids on Monday.

Resilient America, a program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, will ... »

Riverside parents who found 17-month-old dead in her crib charged with child endangerment resulting in death

RIVERSIDE - The parents of a 17-month-old girl who was found unresponsive in her crib in November have been charged in her death.

Ambrashia M. Chrzan, 29, and Anthony Lamont McCoy, 36, were taken into custody and charged Thursday with child endang ... »

New North Liberty elementary school’s designs revealed

NORTH LIBERTY - The planned construction of a new elementary school in North Liberty will "depart from the traditional school" design and play on the site's natural slopes, according to a recent presentation to the Iowa City Community School District Bo ... »

Cedar Rapids tattoo parlor raising money for local students’ school lunches

CEDAR RAPIDS - A #x201c;No Children#x201d; sign is on the front door of the tattoo shop, but inside, artists are on their way to raising thousands of dollars for young Cedar Rapids Community School District students.

Through November, Mystic Tat2 ... »

Pearson challenges Iowa’s decision on new assessment vendor

A vendor that lost a bid to develop Iowa's new standardized tests is challenging the Iowa Department of Education's decision.

Pearson, an education company with offices in Cedar Rapids and Iowa City, filed a petition to stay the $31 million cont ... »