Education

Mount Vernon class, Chicago academy bridge demographic divide

MOUNT VERNON - Leigh Ann Erickson assumed her students would be uncomfortable when she took them on a field trip to the North Lawndale neighborhood of ...

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Eastern Iowa middle schoolers look to future in annual competition

CEDAR RAPIDS - Iowa middle school students gathered Saturday in Cedar Rapids to talk about how innovation can help cities thrive. Prairie Point Middle ...

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Philanthropy of Henry Tippie aids Belle Plaine, University of Iowa

Henry Tippie said he is proud of his Iowa past, growing up dirt poor on his parent's Benton County dairy farm. He almost died when he fell into an ab ...

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Iowa college readiness report shows chances, hurdles in reaching 2025 goal

More than 71 percent of Iowa high schoolers who graduated in 2010 enrolled in some form of college or workforce training within a year, according to a ...

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Two historic University of Iowa dorms receive civil rights grant

IOWA CITY - Though the University of Iowa began admitting black students as early as the 1870s, usually only white students received spots in student ...

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Report: Iowa students more racially diverse, taking more upper-level math and chemistry classes

DES MOINES - The number of non-white students enrolled in Iowa's public schools is at an all-time high, according to the Iowa Department of Education' ...

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Iowa school officials worried about state aid levels

DES MOINES - Legislative Democrats said Thursday Iowa school officials are warning they will face larger class sizes, teacher layoffs and other cutbac ...

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Eastern Iowa students set to show off ‘future cities’ at competition Saturday

CEDAR RAPIDS - Organizers of this year's Future City Iowa regional competition are expecting a record number of teams as the program celebrates its 25 ...

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University of Iowa suspects grade tampering reason for HawkID security breach

IOWA CITY - The University of Iowa is investigating a #x201c;handful#x201d; of possible cases of cheating - and warning the entire campus community to ...

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Board of Regents hoping cuts will be ‘significantly lower’ than proposed

The Iowa Board of Regents is spending a #x201c;significant amount of time#x201d; working to lower a proposal from the governor's office to take back $ ...

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Student uses stun gun on another during fight at Jefferson High

CEDAR RAPIDS - A 16-year-old female student deployed a stun gun on a 15-year-old male student Thursday morning at Jefferson High School in Cedar Rapid ...

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University of Iowa President Harreld speaks up for tenure

IOWA CITY - In the wake of a legislative proposal to ban tenure on Iowa's public university campuses, University of Iowa faculty and administrators - ...

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After $26 million upgrade, Linn-Mar ready to show off high school

MARION - The windows of Linn-Mar High's science classrooms used to look out at empty asphalt on the south side of the school.Now, they peer over a new ...

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University of Iowa enacting March 1 application deadline

IOWA CITY - If the current pace of University of Iowa applications, admissions and acceptances for next fall continues, the institution could see anot ...

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University of Iowa warns 250 about stolen IDs

IOWA CITY - The University of Iowa has notified about 250 faculty, staff and students that their university IDs and passwords have been obtained by #x ...

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