Iowa has the nation’s highest overall graduation rate again, but some students are still left behind

Iowa had the highest high school graduation rate in the country in 2016, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). Last year’s graduation rate was 91.3 percent, much higher than the national average of 84.1 percent. The statistics track the on-time graduation rates of students who have attended high schools for four years. […]

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Principal of Cedar Rapids’ Washington High School resigns, effective today

Dr. Ralph Plagman, the principal of Cedar Rapids Washington for the past 35 years, has resigned his position at the school. In an email circulated to families of Washington students, Plagman says that his retirement comes at the request of the Cedar Rapids Community School District after his handling of inappropriate conduct involving a substitute […]

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