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Students to address racial disparity in Iowa City schools

ICCSD School Board Meeting Educational Services Building — Tuesday, May 10 at 6 p.m. Although the school year is winding down for Iowa City students, at least one group is planning to make full use of the final school board meeting of the term. At tonight’s meeting, set for 6 p.m. at the Educational Services […]

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Opinion: ICCSD schedule changes will require adjustments

On Tuesday night, the Iowa City School Board made a final decision about the new bell schedule for the next school year. Elementary schools will now run from 7:55 a.m.-2:55 p.m., and the junior high and high schools will run from 8:50 a.m.-4 p.m. From what I’ve read on social media, pretty much no one […]

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Iowa City public schools will start almost an hour earlier next year

The Iowa City School Board voted unanimously this week to push up start times for district schools by almost an hour — a move that will take effect during the 2016-2017 academic year. Elementary schools will now begin classes at 7:55 a.m. and junior high and high schools will begin at 8:50 a.m. Accordingly, the […]

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Iowa City’s West High ranked best public school in the state

Iowa City’s West Senior High School is the best public high school in Iowa according to a report released earlier this month by Niche, a ranking and review website for colleges and K-12 schools. In addition, Iowa City High and John F. Kennedy High School (Cedar Rapids) rank as Iowa’s fifth and sixth best schools, […]

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ICCSD Budget Cuts: An explainer

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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