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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
Community Jan. 4, 2022 6:00 am
Kirkwood student Haji Ali is building a well in his hometown in Ethiopia to provide clean water for its community, using a $10,000 grant and other donations. The well is is expected to be completed this year and will operate on solar power.
K-12 Education Dec. 27, 2021 6:00 am
During the pandemic, students discovered what learning environments worked best for them at home. Now, schools are trying to replicate the experience of that physical environment.
K-12 Education Dec. 19, 2021 4:14 pm
The number of schools in the lowest two categories — needs improvement and priority — increased by seven and 21 schools respectively in newly released state data.
K-12 Education Dec. 17, 2021 7:34 am
Students who participate in Future Now are showing positive social-emotional behavior, have a higher attendance rate and are enrolling in classes that are more challenging for them.