K-12 Education

Area high school students to lobby for K-12 funding increases

CEDAR RAPIDS - Ever wonder what high school students think of the battle over education funding at the statehouse? Here are a few thoughts shared by J ...

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Linn-Mar puts construction projects out for bid

MARION - The Linn-Mar school board voted Monday to put four key construction projects out for bids.The largest project is a six-classroom addition at ...

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Jefferson High School Academic Decathlon team continues to shine

CEDAR RAPIDS - In Room 38 of the basement of Jefferson High School, students were bent over their binders. They were working on Indian music. Title by ...

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Marion Independent School District likely to hold line on property tax rate

MARION - The Marion Independent School District most likely will be able to hold the line on property taxes for the 2016-17 school year, according to ...

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Farm to School programs help build local foods infrastructure

IOWA CITY - Each day, the Iowa City Community School District serves more than 8,000 lunches. When the district wants those lunches to include locally ...

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Prairie High, Springville elementary bonds pass

Neither winter weather nor delayed opening times for Linn County polling locations prevented voters from passing major bond issues in two Eastern Iowa ...

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Linn-Mar strategic planning to be open to all, superintendent says

MARION - Linn-Mar's upcoming strategic planning process will be open to all members of the Linn-Mar community, Superintendent Quintin Shepherd stresse ...

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Cedar Rapids school board postpones vote on late school starts

CEDAR RAPIDS - After almost two hours of hearing concerns from parents, staff and fellow board members, the Cedar Rapids school board voted unanimousl ...

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Linn-Mar students, Syrian refugees correspond

MARION - Nicole Glanz, a 17-year-old senior at Linn-Mar High School, describes her correspondence with a Syrian girl as #x201c;eye-opening.#x201d;For ...

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Student of the month Schulte aspires to elected office

KEOTA - Keota High School Senior Abby Schulte's eyes sparkle when she talks about government and politics. The 17-year-old is a big fan of Hillary Cl ...

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Iowa House passes 2 percent increase for public schools next year

DES MOINES - Gov. Terry Branstad urged legislators Monday to balance their funding expectations with budgetary realities as they begin the process of ...

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State wants standard teacher evaluations

Recommended standards for evaluating Iowa's kindergarten-through-grade-12 teachers would spell out what types of student learning outcomes should be u ...

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Iowa teacher pay ranks right in middle at No. 25

DES MOINES - Average teacher salaries have increased, moving Iowa to 25th in national rankings, according to data contained in the annual Condition of ...

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North Cedar students experience “high tea’

CLARENCE - Last month, five girls from the senior class at North Cedar High School went to Chicago for High Tea at the Drake with advisers Carl Green ...

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