Empowering Youths of Iowa is seeking donations to support tutoring of at-risk students. The nonprofit, which is located at Collins Community Credit Union in Cedar Rapids, also provides a daily free lunch to students.
Across the state, more than 1,000 paraeducators are working toward a teaching degree with Teacher and Registered Apprenticeship Pilot Program. Marion Independent — and 12 other Eastern Iowa school districts — are among those participating.
In her first year as the district’s ombuds, Janet Abejo-Parker spoke with100 people — employees, parents and students — about topics of concern that ranged from interpretation of rules, to bullying and discrimination.