K-12 Education

Cedar Rapids taps into Iowa BIG for help with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram

CEDAR RAPIDS - High school students will takeover the city's social media pages on Friday.The initiative could help city officials crack the code of h ...

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Cedar Rapids high schools begin graduation ceremonies today

CEDAR RAPIDS - The Cedar Rapids Community School District begins high school graduation ceremonies today with 1,060 students expected to receive their ...

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School resource officers part of the ‘village’ raising kids in Cedar Rapids

CEDAR RAPIDS - As the buzzer sounds and more than 1,800 teens are passing through the halls at Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids, it's not unusual f ...

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Linn-Mar school board approves $80 million modified grade restructuring plan

MARION - The Linn-Mar school board Monday night unanimously approved an $80 million modified grade restructuring plan designed to relieve overcrowding ...

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Cedar Rapids teacher puts a different spin on fidget spinners

CEDAR RAPIDS - As the bell rings and sixth-graders file into Nolan Wrage's engineering tech classroom at McKinley Middle School in Cedar Rapids, sever ...

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Are charter schools widening racial divides?

VACHERIE, La. - At the new public charter school in this Mississippi River town, nearly all students are African-American. Parents seem unconcerned ab ...

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Cedar Rapids sisters both head to National History Day final competition

CEDAR RAPIDS - After she rehearsed a performance for last year's National History Day competition dozens of times, Jessica Cline was sure her little s ...

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Iowa City students preparing for trip of a lifetime to Galapagos Islands

IOWA CITY - Mae Grahs spent a lot of time scanning the water as a lifeguard to save up for an Iowa City West High trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos Is ...

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Teen convicted of sexually abusing Marion kindergartners sent to state training school in Eldora

CEDAR RAPIDS - Two parents gave heart-wrenching accounts Thursday of how their 5-year-old daughters' lives were "turned upside down" after being sexua ...

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Linn-Mar school board to review new restructuring proposal

MARION - The Linn-Mar school board plans to review, and potentially vote on, a new grade restructuring plan at its May 22 board meeting.The proposed r ...

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High school students face mental health issues, too

IOWA CITY - What makes you anxious?An upcoming math test? A job interview? Asking someone to prom?These feelings usually last anywhere from a few hour ...

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Cedar Rapids schools still sticking with plan to close at least 8 elementary schools

CEDAR RAPIDS - About 76 percent of people who responded to a Cedar Rapids Community School District survey agree the district should close some of its ...

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Want a ‘tiny house?’ Kirkwood has one for sale

CEDAR RAPIDS - Inside a storage container, high school students have built their own #x201c;tiny house,#x201d; complete with a gas range stove, Murphy ...

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Soon-to-be Xavier High School grads visit kindergartners to give a glimpse of the future

CEDAR RAPIDS - Teenagers in navy caps and gowns towered over a group of kindergarten students Wednesday, just weeks before their high school graduatio ...

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Teacher Feature: Steve Russell retiring after 50 years in education

CEDAR RAPIDS - For decades, Steve Russell's middle school students have pulled on hip-waders and walked into the creek outside Cedar Valley Christian ...

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