Cedar Rapids’ Jefferson High School one of 50 R.I.S.E. grant recipients

In anticipation of the release of its new high school theater drama Rise, NBC held a call for submissions for R.I.S.E. grants — Recognizing and Inspiring Student Expression. Out of thousands of applicants, Jefferson High School in Cedar Rapids will be receiving one of the 50 awarded. […]

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UPDATED: Apparent suicide attempt reported at Cedar Rapids high school

Update: The Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School student who was found Friday with a self-inflicted gunshot wound died Saturday afternoon at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, according to news reports. Original post: A student was found with a self-inflicted gunshot wound at Jefferson High School in Cedar Rapids around 8 a.m. Friday morning, […]

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Literary lamentations: State budget cuts lead to loss of librarians in Cedar Rapids

Photos by Naomi Hofferber The board room at the Cedar Rapids Community School District (CRCSD)’s Educational Leadership and Support Center overflowed into the lobby at the Apr. 25 Board of Education meeting. Students, parents and educators from around the state came to voice their concerns over the elimination of the teacher-librarian positions at Jefferson and […]

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