School Safety: ICCSD struggles to find transparency sweet spot

Illustration by Greta Songe

You guys, I have a landline. And it rang. I was darting between tasks, my mind occupied, my hands filled, when I answered the phone, not bothering to check the caller ID. There was the pause indicative of a pre-recorded message, then the voice of the principal of my daughter’s school. A threat had been […]

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Q&A: School board candidates tackle sustainability issues and STEM education

This week, Field to Family, Backyard Abundance and Ecopolis co-hosted a school board candidate forum on sustainability issues and STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education in the Iowa City public school system. They’ve shared their questionnaire and all the candidate responses exclusively with Little Village. You can watch their forum, held Sept. 1 in the […]

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More than a dozen candidates vy for open spots on the ICCSD School Board

Ed. Note: We have received a couple of comments about this article, specifically the inclusion of personal comments about candidate Brianna Wills made by former ICCSD School Board Vice President Tuyet Baruah. We appreciate the feedback, but stand by the article as written. Baruah’s status as a public figure who served six years on the […]

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School board candidates gather tonight at the ICPL for forum on special education

Iowa City's Ped Mall

Tonight at 6 p.m., school board candidates for the Iowa City Community School District will gather at the Iowa City Public Library’s Meeting Room A to express their views on preselected subjects concerning special education in local schools. One of the primary organizers of the forum, Dina Bishara, said that each candidate was given three […]

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ICCSD Budget Cuts: An explainer

The Iowa City Community School District

On May 13, 2014, the Iowa City Community School District Board will meet to discuss budget cuts that will result in, among other reductions, eliminating fourth grade orchestra, phasing out all German instruction over the next several years and ending seventh grade football. Parents have been asking why these cuts are necessary, especially given that […]

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