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‘A historic step forward’: Iowa City Community School District adopts new boundary lines for its elementary schools

The Iowa City Community School District Board of Directors voted on Tuesday night to adopt new boundaries for the district’s elementary schools. It was the culmination of the multi-year effort to bring a greater socioeconomic balance to the student bodies of the district’s pre-K through grade 6 schools, but members of the board stressed it […]

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Students and educators in Iowa City rethink the purpose of school

Across eastern Iowa, teens are getting ready to head back to school. But about 100 teens from Iowa City and surrounding areas never left school for long, spending part of their summer breaks examining education in workshops offered collaboratively by the Iowa Youth Writing Project (IYWP) and Reimagine Iowa City Public Education (RIPE). The programs […]

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Horace Mann district debates plans for renovation

Neighbors, school board members, teachers and administrators met at Horace Mann Elementary in Iowa City Tuesday, May 2 to compare plans for a proposed update of the 100-year-old facility to meet ADA accessibility standards, add parking and playground space and improve students’ educational experience. […]

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