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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 Jan. 31, 2022 2:26 pm
Child care and preschool centers that care for children younger than 5 — too young to qualify for a COVID vaccine — are navigating rising cases of the virus in Eastern Iowa.
Crime and Courts Jan. 28, 2022 5:49 pm
Police are investigating a second fatal shooting in less than 24 hours in southeast Cedar Rapids, and court records show the two men who died had been involved in a fight in 2020.
Education Jan. 17, 2022 5:40 pm
Today, historically redlined neighborhoods are connected to a variety of poor health conditions, lower life expectancy, police brutality, less access to healthy food, retail depression and gentrification. About 30 percent of Black people in Iowa own their homes compared to 75 percent of white people.
K-12 Education Jan. 15, 2022 6:00 am
Eastern Iowa superintendents consider how much snow is expected, if the wind is causing snow drifts that could make it dangerous to travel, the temperature and wind chill in making their decisions about a snow day
K-12 Education Jan. 12, 2022 6:46 pm
Eastern Iowa child care providers will be adding almost 700 new child care slots after being awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars through Iowa’s Child Care Grants Project.
K-12 Education Jan. 11, 2022 4:22 pm
The agreement with Champions will provide extended learning opportunities for Cedar Rapids students and families and will include before and after school programming, summer programming and wraparound services for preschool students.