K-12 Education

Girl with lupus prohibited from walking in graduation ceremony

She got the grades, picked up her cap and gown, and attended Friday's graduation rehearsal. But Kylee Wilson won't be walking with her classmates duri ...

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Iowa City schools wants relief from deadline on special ed issues

IOWA CITY - Iowa City schools Superintendent Stephen Murley said in a statement Friday that the district has requested relief from a Wednesday deadlin ...

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State investigating Iowa City schools’ practices in special education

The state Department of Education opened two reviews of the Iowa City school district this week over the way it runs its special education program.Acc ...

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Iowa City school board to appoint Yates’ replacement

IOWA CITY - On Tuesday night, the Iowa City school board voted to follow a state suggestion to proceed with a search for someone to appoint to the sea ...

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Iowa City High graduate DeSean Martin wanted to ‘do his mom proud’

IOWA CITY - During mornings before school, convincing DeSean Martin to get out of bed was a regular battle between him and his mother.Exasperated, his ...

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Iowa City Public Schools use goats to clear brush

IOWA CITY -- When Duane Van Hemert was faced with the task of clearing brush from around some Iowa City Community School District property, he didn't ...

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Student seclusion rooms used as 'last resort' according to Iowa City School officials

IOWA CITY - Iowa City school officials say they follow state rules when sending children to seclusion rooms, intended to defuse disruptive or dangerou ...

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Special election may be held to fill Iowa City school board seat

IOWA CITY - The unexpected resignation of an Iowa City school board member last week has set in motion the process of filling his seat, which could re ...

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Community rallies around Coralville family after 12-year-old’s death

CORALVILLE - In the mornings before she left for school, 12-year-old Ailysha #x201c;Ily#x201d; Ringer often spun stories while putting on her shoes.#x ...

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Iowa City school liaison to homeless files injunction to prevent her firing

IOWA CITY - An Iowa City schools employee put on leave last month has requested a court injunction to keep the district from firing her, asserting she ...

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Most Iowa school districts don’t comply with Americans with Disabilities Act

When Cael Rudkin was in first grade at West Marshall Elementary School he got stuck outside one day because none of the school's doors had handicap ac ...

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Tom Yates resigns Iowa City school board position

Iowa City school board Director Tom Yates has resigned his position, according to a district news release.Yates, 62, has been on the school board for ...

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In Iowa, law already protects transgender students

An Obama administration directive Friday that school districts could lose federal funds if they don't allow transgender students to use bathrooms and ...

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North Cedar students take steps in health care

CLARENCE - Fourteen North Cedar students took a CNA nursing class this year.Kirkwood Community Colleges offers the class for all juniors and seniors.T ...

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Iowa City firm wins $8.8 million contract for Marion’s new elementary school

MARION - The Marion Independent school board this week awarded an $8,845,000 contract to Woodruff Construction of Iowa City to build Longfellow Elemen ...

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