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My passion for journalism began as a freshman at Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids writing for the student newspaper. I take the responsibility of K-12 education reporter for The Gazette seriously, knowing that my interactions with students may be the first time they’ve spoken with a journalist. I love visiting Eastern Iowa schools and asking students what they want to be when they grow up, what their favorite subject is in school and why. And I get to speak with educators about the innovative ways they’re teaching their students. When I’m not reporting, I’m making dinner with my husband, at the dog park with our Goldendoodle, Sage, or reading a library book. Get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.
Latest Articles by Grace King
K-12 Education Jun. 16, 2022 4:32 pm108d ago
Black students in Cedar Rapids middle schools are almost seven times more likely to be charged with a crime than their white peers as the district works to reduce disparity in arrests
K-12 Education Jun. 13, 2022 6:00 am113d ago
Devs Do Good is looking for volunteers in Cedar Rapids and Eastern Iowa to participate in an Aug. 13 event in Cedar Rapids to build a technology solution for a nonprofit.
K-12 Education Jun. 10, 2022 6:00 am115d ago
A settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice in 2020 says the district will make all playgrounds readily accessible to people with disabilities by 2023.
K-12 Education Jun. 9, 2022 4:05 pm115d ago
West High girls varsity tennis coach Amie Villarini is suing the Iowa City Community School District for defamation after allegations were made against her by former players in a public school board meeting earlier this year that a school investigation showed were unfounded.
K-12 Education Jun. 6, 2022 6:00 am119d ago
Area schools are increasing the cost of student meals up to 25 cents for the 2022-23 school year after two years of providing free breakfast and lunch with federal waivers.
K-12 Education Jun. 5, 2022 6:00 am120d ago
Harrison Elementary School Principal Trista Manternach is excited her school is one of the next buildings in Cedar Rapids to be modernized. Currently, students navigate often hot, exposed radiators in classrooms and work in hallways.
K-12 Education Jun. 2, 2022 7:49 am122d ago
Chen is one of only 161 high school seniors in the U.S. receiving the recognition for their accomplishments in academics, the arts, and career and technical education fields.
K-12 Education Jun. 2, 2022 8:01 am122d ago
This fundraising program allows schools to earn money by saving Hy-Vee receipts. For every $200 saved, $1 is earned – 50 percent as a monetary donation and 50 percent in Hy-Vee gift cards.