K-12 Education

With tax future uncertain, growing school districts turn to voters

This fall, voters in three Cedar Rapids-Iowa City metro area school districts will be asked to approve a total of $300 million in bond sales to rehabi ...

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Iowa City school board member LaTasha DeLoach to resign

IOWA CITY - LaTasha DeLoach plans to resign her position on the Iowa City Community School District's school board, she announced Friday. Elected to t ...

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Gender gap in STEM careers persists, survey shows

Despite state and national efforts, a gap remains in how many girls want to enter science, technology, engineering and math fields. Parents, teachers ...

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Cedar Rapids to study school seclusion and restraint

The Cedar Rapids school district will form a task force to study how staff restrains and secludes agitated students, according to an email sent to Pie ...

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Investigation: Cedar Rapids school held girl in closet for crying

CEDAR RAPIDS - The Cedar Rapids school district has admitted Pierce Elementary School staff held a third-grade girl in an unauthorized seclusion room ...

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The Promise: How a symbol of America stirred controversy at a Cedar Rapids high school

CEDAR RAPIDS - After the presidential election, some students at Kennedy High School began parking their pickup trucks, Chevys and Fords, in a row out ...

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ACLU wants changes to state seclusion rules for Iowa schools

The American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa and six Iowa attorneys have filed a petition asking the state Department of Education to revise rules for s ...

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Kids on Course now serving Cedar Rapids students from 21 elementary schools

CEDAR RAPIDS - Eleven children scatter across Ms. Lockhart's fourth-grade classroom on the second floor of Arthur Elementary School in northeast Cedar ...

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Summer reading programs help narrow the gap

Somewhere between the daily reading instruction, math and fun activities that included watermelon seed estimating, sidewalk chalking and swimming at C ...

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Iowa schools start serving free breakfast, lunch for the summer

CEDAR RAPIDS - A long line of children looped through Madison Elementary's cafeteria Monday morning.Even though the school year ended weeks ago in Ced ...

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Marion teacher’s trial to be moved

A judge ruled last week to move the trial of a Marion teacher, accused of failing to report sex abuse of children in her classroom, to another county ...

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North Cedar Dance Team wraps up season with show, clinic

CLARENCE - The North Cedar Dance Team recently ended its 2016-2017 season with a showcase to show off their talent to family, friends and community.Th ...

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My Iman Montessori and Academy shuts down

CEDAR RAPIDS - The Montessori school located within the Islamic Center of Cedar Rapids is hosting a sale after closing permanently.All classroom items ...

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Report: Iowa fifth-best state for children

Children in Iowa are better off than most of the country's youth, according to the annual Kids Count report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation release ...

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Students to decide themselves on climate change

People who reject predominant scientific findings that humans are the main cause of climate change may be glad at first that new public-school science ...

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