Cedar Rapids Community Orchestra debuts new conductor at first performance since March, 2020

Dr. Ghyas Zeidieh has waited a long time to take to the podium and lead the Cedar Rapids Community Orchestra in concert. The orchestra’s concert on Sunday, Dec. 5 will be a moment nearly two years in the making. The […]

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Forum at Linn-Mar High School will ask legislators and candidates about issues most important to youth

Editor’s note: Alex Drahos, one of the forum organizers, posted on Facebook Friday afternoon that the event has been canceled due to the weather. The last decade was filled with young activists in Iowa and across the country demanding their voices be heard on the issues important to them. And it doesn’t look like this will stop in 2020. Four Linn County high school students […]

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George Anderson of Cedar Rapids’ Kennedy High School named Iowa Teacher of the Year

For the second time in seven years, a Cedar Rapids teacher has been named Iowa Teacher of the Year. Speaking at a student assembly at Kennedy High School on Wednesday morning, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced George Anderson, who teaches history and is an assistant football coach at the school, has been selected for the award. […]

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Local high school students are energized to vote, and principals and teachers hope to stoke it

The 2018 midterm election, widely regarded as one of the most important elections in recent history, is underway. Candidates nationwide have focused less on swaying voters and more on mobilizing them, particularly those who have never voted before. And one […]

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

Photo by Naomi Hofferber

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 […]

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