K-12 Education

Linn-Mar Varsity Poms among nation’s best

ORLANDO, Fla. - The Linn-Mar Varsity Poms team has reached new heights.The team finished fourth in the Jazz portion of the 2017 UDA National Dance Com ...

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Leaders of teachers’ union, taxpayers clash on collective bargaining changes

DES MOINES - The head of the state's teachers' union and a government efficiency advocate clashed on how and whether sweeping changes to Iowa's public ...

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Iowa BIG students help plan rec space at old Sinclair site

CEDAR RAPIDS - Cedar Rapids residents want a zip line park, a white-water rafting area or a sledding hill on the site of the old Sinclair meatpacking ...

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Marion high school students advocate for hands-free driving bill

DES MOINES - Holly Baird stood before the TV cameras Wednesday morning at the State Capitol trying to hold back tears.#x201c;We are here because our f ...

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Grant Schultz named Washington High School athletic director

CEDAR RAPIDS - The Cedar Rapids Community School District has picked Grant Schultz as Washington High School's next athletic director. He has been the ...

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Marion Independent School District sets budget hearing, action for April 10

MARION - The Marion Independent school board this week set a public hearing on its 2017-18 budget and property tax rate for 7 p.m. April 10. Action wi ...

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Wanted at Corridor schools: More substitute teachers

IOWA CITY - These days, it's not difficult to find a classroom in the Corridor in need of a teacher, 24-year-old Samantha McAtee says.She's spent four ...

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Newstrack: Cedar Rapids elementaries aiming to reduce disciplinary actions

BACKGROUND CEDAR RAPIDS - At the beginning of this school year, the Cedar Rapids school district set out to decrease the number of disciplinary refer ...

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Program for Eastern Iowa girls teaches hundreds about STEM careers

IOWA CITY - CPR. How to suture wounds. The importance of noting observations during a scientific experiment.These are just a handful of topics that ne ...

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Iowa teachers rally against Legislature’s collective bargaining bill

DES MOINES - Hundreds of Iowa teachers, school children and other activists rallied outside the statehouse Sunday, voicing opposition to legislation f ...

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Link elusive between Iowa education funding and achievement

DES MOINES - Student achievement in Iowa's K-12 schools has not necessarily risen at the same rate as increases to state funding for public education ...

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Grassley, Ernst get thousands of DeVos calls

IOWA CITY - As U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley cast his vote Tuesday for Betsy DeVos to become Education Secretary, his office had received thousands of emai ...

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Mixed result for Iowa student achievement as education spending increases

DES MOINES - Student achievement in Iowa's K-12 schools has not necessarily increased at the same rate as increases to state funding for public educat ...

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Branstad signs school funding bill

DES MOINES - Gov. Terry Branstad came full circle Wednesday, signing into law a school funding bill that scraps a forward-funding process that he cham ...

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Grassley, Ernst emphasize local control of schools as DeVos is confirmed

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump's choice of billionaire Betsy DeVos to be education secretary was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Tuesday, but onl ...

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