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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 Apr. 22, 2022 6:00 am164d ago
Green teams are interactive, educational programs in Cedar Rapids schools that empower students and staff to help the environment through waste reduction, energy and water conservation, and environmental education.
K-12 Education Apr. 22, 2022 12:23 pm163d ago
Johnnie Each, a junior at Prairie High School in Cedar Rapids, is Iowa’s second student poetry ambassador. The program began in 2021, inspired by presidential inauguration poet Amanda Gorman.
K-12 Education Apr. 15, 2022 6:33 pm170d ago
West Willow Elementary students and staff are finding their stride in the first new school building in the Cedar Rapids Community School District to be built in nearly 20 years.
As part of an initiative to build the computer science education capacity at Iowa schools, the state’s area education agencies have been awarded nearly $1 million in grants to provide professional development to more than 830 educators.
The Iowa City school district eliminated most of its seclusion rooms in 2018 after a state investigation, but the rooms are still occasionally needed for student safety. The district reported a seclusion room was used 27 times in the 2020-21 school year, down 1,400 in the 2018-19 school year.
Health Care and Medicine Apr. 13, 2022 4:03 pm172d ago
State and federal guidelines call for mask use in early care and education facilities for those 2 and up. The Marion parents have a 19-month old they want to wear a mask at day care.
K-12 Education Apr. 11, 2022 6:00 am175d ago
Iowa City’s school taxes to increase 8 cents from previous fiscal year. But under the state's rollback formula, most property owner’s school tax levy will decrease slightly — around a $44 reduction for the year.