K-12 Education

Local students get hands dirty defending natural resources

NORTH LIBERTY - Hundreds of seventh-graders spent Wednesday serving their community by cleaning up its natural environment.#x201c;It teaches us how to ...

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Iowa City schools puts homeless liaison on leave

IOWA CITY - The Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa has filed a complaint with the Iowa City Community School District after officials put the d ...

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Linn County Educator of the Year to be honored

CEDAR RAPIDS - Linn County's top educators will be honored at a reception at 4:30 p.m. Thursday at the Hotel at Kirkwood Center.Judy Schenkelberg, a t ...

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Ducklings expelled from Kennedy High

No feathers were ruffled during a rescue mission at Kennedy High School on Friday afternoon.School resource officers escorted a dozen ducklings and th ...

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Several contractors interested in building new Marion elementary school

MARION - Marion Independent officials this week reported at least nine general contractors have shown interest in the district's plan to build a new e ...

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Student of the Month: Senior strives for sustainability

ELKADER - People notice Jacob Jansen, 18, for lots of reasons: he's student body president, has a 4.0 grade-point average, qualified for state in trac ...

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Teachers, students stand against librarian cuts at Jefferson, Kennedy highs

CEDAR RAPIDS - It was standing room only Monday evening at the Cedar Rapids school board meeting as teachers, librarians and students packed the room ...

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Jefferson, Kennedy highs cut school librarians

CEDAR RAPIDS - Becky Johnson thought about not going into work that day, the first after she learned her job as a librarian was being cut to balance t ...

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More construction set this summer at Linn-Mar

MARION - It should be a busy construction season at Linn-Mar this summer with major capital projects at Linn-Mar High School, Westfield Elementary and ...

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School superintendent searches often closed to the public

Iowa school districts paid professional search firms more than $140,000 last year to help hire superintendents, with district leaders saying those age ...

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Marion school board approves larger budget

MARION - The Marion Independent school board this week approved a 21 percent increase, from $32.2 million to $40.6 million, in the district's 2016-17 ...

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Cedar Rapids schools cutting 23 teacher positions

CEDAR RAPIDS - As they work to trim $2.3 million from the upcoming budget, Cedar Rapids schools officials have decided to cut 13 high school and 10 el ...

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North Cedar’s success is not an April Fool’s joke

#x201c;Ambition is the path to success. Persistence is the vehicle you arrive in.#x201d;- Bill Bradley.By Makayla Schluter, North Cedar CLARENCE - Fou ...

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Cedar Rapids schools begin identifying budget cuts for next year

CEDAR RAPIDS - A week after Gov. Terry Branstad approved state aid for schools - a disappointing increase for Cedar Rapids schools, and less than what ...

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Cedar Rapids Washington is home to top reporter

CEDAR RAPIDS - Molly Hunter only started working for Washington High School's newspaper, The Surveyor, during her junior year. "I tried lots of activ ...

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