K-12 Education

In Eastern Iowa classrooms, Martin Luther King more than a history lesson

Although many students in Iowa are off school today to observe the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday, most still are learning about the civil rig ...

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Fighting hunger at North Cedar

CLARENCE - North Cedar's Fiona Raney, Makayla Schluter, Breylee St. John, Mariah Berhens, Maddie Cornelius and Mikayla Burcum are leading the way to f ...

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Public input sought on new social studies standards

CEDAR RAPIDS - The Iowa Department of Education is collecting public input on the first update to the state's social studies standards since they were ...

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After Plagman, Washington High community ‘ready to embrace’ next chapter

CEDAR RAPIDS - Sighs and pained expressions still follow the mention of Ralph Plagman's resignation as principal of Washington High in Cedar Rapids, b ...

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West High School junior is runner-up at math competition

IOWA CITY - Junhee Lee, a junior at Iowa City West High School, won $6,000 in the math game "Who Wants to Be a Mathematician," held Saturday, Jan. 7, ...

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Public input sought on new Washington High principal

CEDAR RAPIDS - As the Cedar Rapids school district begins the search for the next principal of Washington High School, the school's PTA is hosting two ...

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Reynolds’ promotion could spotlight STEM even more

BACKGROUNDWith a 2011 executive order, Gov. Terry Branstad created the STEM Advisory Council, a group of about 50 educators, businesspeople and electe ...

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School choice proposals likely in Iowa

DES MOINES - How the state funds Iowa's K-through-12 public schools could be altered dramatically this year when Republicans assume control of the leg ...

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Complaint: Seclusion used improperly in Iowa City schools

IOWA CITY - The Iowa City school district's use of seclusion rooms for agitated students violates federal law because many parents don't know about th ...

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Iowa City students finding math in music

IOWA CITY - When thinking of music, the first thing that comes to mind likely isn't math - but as this year's M.C. Ginsberg Artist in Residence, Henry ...

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Push coming for mandatory sexual abuse awareness training in Iowa schools

Some Iowa children might not know how to recognize an inappropriate physical touch. A few Iowa groups and legislators are looking to change that.For t ...

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Cedar Rapids school district’s Trace Pickering named Iowa BIG executive director

CEDAR RAPIDS - Trace Pickering, an associate superintendent who has overseen innovation and technology in the Cedar Rapids Community School District s ...

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North Cedar program brings holiday cheer to many

CLARENCE - As Christmas approaches, North Cedar's National Honor Society members work as Santa's undercover elves with their annual Winter Wishes proj ...

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Cedar Rapids school officials tout ‘soft skills,’ student diversity at State of the District event

CEDAR RAPIDS - At an annual State of the District event Tuesday, officials from the Cedar Rapids Community School District touted an emphasis on devel ...

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Input sought on Iowa’s Every Student Succeeds Act draft plan

The Iowa Department of Education has scheduled a series of public meetings - including one in Coralville - about the state's soon-to-be-released draft ...

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