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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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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 of the biggest pools of first-time voters is young people. Many 18-year-old high school students […]

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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 came to voice their concerns over the elimination of the teacher-librarian positions at Jefferson and […]

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