Education

Students, teachers claim cheating in ACT program

SHANGHAI/SEOUL/IOWA CITY - For many Chinese high school students hoping to get into a U.S. university, the pitch is hard to resist.Take English-langua ...

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Iowa Electronic Market busy during conventions

IOWA CITY - The Iowa Electronic Market, a futures market used as a research tool at the University of Iowa, has become known for its ability to show r ...

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Cedar Rapids police ready for “Shop with a Cop”

CEDAR RAPIDS - Ninety-five local children will go back to school shopping with the police next week.The Cedar Rapids Police Protective Association is ...

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Only 104 people use new $290,000 Board of Regents application portal

The Iowa Board of Regents spent $290,000 to launch a new #x201c;common application portal#x201d; last year expected to save the thousands of prospecti ...

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IT employees escape ‘Gitmo Iowa State’

All Iowa State University employees who had been sitting in a campus room they dubbed #x201c;Gitmo Iowa State#x201d; now are at home.The 11 unionized ...

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Vice President hopeful Kaine introduces himself — again — to Iowans

PHILADELPHIA - Vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine paid his respects Wednesday to Iowa and its delegation to the Democratic National Convention, say ...

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Initial inquiry into C.R. teacher-student sex case lasted one day

CEDAR RAPIDS - An investigation that could have possibly detected a teacher-student sexual relationship months earlier lasted one day and wasn't docum ...

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Council approves Coral Ridge Mall site plan

CORALVILLE - The Coralville City Council approved a site-plan amendment Tuesday night to allow for a new structure, which will replace the old Sears s ...

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University of Iowa rolling out ‘one and done’ records fee

Students and alumni at Iowa's public universities can pay hundreds in records-related fees during their academic careers and beyond, and the instituti ...

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Hancher gift shop buyers want ‘wow’ and ‘different’

IOWA CITY - After being moved by a musical performance at Hancher Auditorium, you might be moved to buy a necklace with a piano pendant to remember th ...

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Cedar Rapids schools didn’t initially report suspicions of teacher-student sex

CEDAR RAPIDS - Even though Washington High School administrators ousted substitute teacher Mary Beth Haglin over their belief she had a sexual relatio ...

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Iowa’s new school safety protections to be tested

DES MOINES - Law enforcement officials are launching a pilot project with three school districts that would allow them to use the Iowa Communications ...

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JC Meardon’s family, friends celebrate his life

IOWA CITY - For those who gathered Saturday for JC Meardon's celebration of life ceremony, the evening marked a new beginning rather than an end.More ...

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Washington High substitute appears in court on sex charge

CEDAR RAPIDS - A hearing date has been set has been set in the case of a Cedar Rapids school district employee accused of a sexual relationship with a ...

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Washington High substitute accused of sexual relationship with student

CEDAR RAPIDS - A substitute teacher with the Cedar Rapids school district was arrested Friday on a sexual exploitation charge.Mary Elizabeth Haglin, 2 ...

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