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Regina teachers bring students outside for fresh air, masks breaks

A tent stands in the courtyard at Regina school 2050 Rochester Ave. It serves as outdoor classroom and cafeteria. As seen on Monday, Sept.21,2020

Natalie Dunlap, News Reporter

September 22, 2020

When Regina High School students returned to in-person instruction, they had to adjust to a new schedule, with four classes a day that lasted an hour and a half. To split up these long periods and give students a break from wearing personal protective equipment, some teachers have been bringing stude...

UI law graduate fills Iowa City Community School District school board position

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Samantha Murray, News Reporter

September 22, 2020

Colleagues of the recently elected Iowa City Community School District board member Dromi Etsey describe her as someone who is always listening, learning, and thoughtful — traits that aim to help Etsey reach her goal of bringing equity to children in the district. Etsey, who serves as the U...

Programs and parents work to help Iowa City students learn virtually

Elementary students do their school work at a community nest in the Coralville Recreation Center on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. This community nest evolved from four Before and After School programs in Coralville through Coralville Parks and Recreation. They will be adding more sites this week, with about 72 students signed up to participate. “We have so many families that had reached out and said we don’t know what we’re going to do,” said Director of Parks and Recreation Sherri Proud.

Natalie Dunlap, News Reporter

September 20, 2020

Every night, Iowa City parent Angela Clark reviews the next day’s schedule with her daughter Fiona. In the morning, Fiona gets ready like she would for a regular, in-person day of school, and then heads downstairs to the mini classroom her mother set up for her to attend her first-grade Zoom class...

Iowa City Community School District to adopt hybrid learning model

The Iowa City Community School District sign is seen on April 29, 2019.

Natalie Dunlap, News Reporter

September 18, 2020

After two weeks of online classes, the Iowa City Community School District will adopt a hybrid learning model beginning Sept. 28, Interim Superintendent Matt Degner announced in an email on Friday to ICCSD families and staff.  “We are regularly monitoring the daily COVID-19 positivity rates in ...

ICCSD Foundation receives donation to provide critical digital learning tools to K-6 students

A sign for the Iowa City Community School District is seen outside the district's administration building on Tuesday, April 28.

Claire Benson, News Reporter

September 17, 2020

HAVlife of Johnson County recently donated $20,000 to the Iowa City Community School District Foundation, helping students to access digital software and resources while they are online during the pandemic. Beginning the school year virtually meant that Iowa City students were not able to acces...

ICCSD continues to provide free meals, technology and internet services to families

A sign for the Iowa City Community School District is seen outside the district's administration building on Tuesday, April 28.

Claire Benson, News Reporter

September 13, 2020

  Iowa City Community School District students are unable to return to school buildings as they start their fall semester in a virtual format. Having a structured environment with access to various resources gives students a sense of stability — something that COVID-19 has otherwise taken...

Iowa City schools to apply for another two-week online waiver

The Iowa City Community School Bard meeting pictured on Tuesday Sep. eight 2020. During the meeting the board discussed a recent lawsuit.

Brian Grace and Claire Benson

September 8, 2020

As Iowa City Community School District students returned to school online, the school board faced decisions on how to proceed with the school year after being denied a temporary injunction in the lawsuit seeking local control of school reopenings. The district was granted permission by the state...

ICCSD denied temporary injunction on school reopening

The Iowa City Community School District sign is seen on Apr. 29, 2019

Rylee Wilson, News Editor

September 8, 2020

The Iowa City Community School District and the Iowa State Education Association were denied the temporary injunction in the lawsuit filed against the state, arguing that school districts should control when schools reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The district filed a lawsuit with the Iowa State E...

Iowa City School Board votes to begin school year online

The Iowa City Community School District sign is seen on Apr. 29, 2019

John Reasoner, News Reporter

August 30, 2020

Iowa City schools will begin the school year completely online after receiving permission from the state following a high rise in positive COVID-19 cases. In its meeting on Saturday via Zoom, board members voted to accept a waiver from the Iowa Department of Education to be fully virtual for the first two weeks of the semester beginning on Se...

Iowa City schools allowed to start class completely remote

The Iowa City School District sign is seen off of North Dodge Street on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. (The Daily Iowan/Joseph Cress)

Lillian Poulsen, News Reporter

August 27, 2020

After Johnson County experienced a surge in COVID-19 cases, the state granted permission to the Iowa City Community School District to move to all-virtual classroom instruction after initially denying the district’s initial request for all-online schooling. Interim Superintendent Matt Degne...

Iowa City schools files lawsuit against the state, seeking local control of school reopenings

A sign for the Iowa City Community School District is seen outside the district's administration building on Tuesday, April 28.

Rylee Wilson, News Editor

August 19, 2020

The Iowa City Community School District, along with the Iowa State Education Association have filed a lawsuit against the state, seeking the ability to control school reopenings at the local level.  On July 17, Gov. Kim Reynolds announced a proclamation requiring school districts to provide ...

Student-run instagram accounts post stories of racism, homophobia, sexual assault in Iowa City schools

A story posted on the @blackaticcsd Instagram page is seen on Sunday Aug. 2, 2020. The account posts stories from both students and alumni documenting their experience within the school district. The @blackaticcsd Instagram page also coincides with the @lgbtaticcsd Instagram page which shares the stories of LGBTQ+ students.

Natalie Dunlap, News Reporter

August 2, 2020

White teachers using the n-word. Heteronormative health classes. Male students sexualizing and harassing their female peers. These are a few of the stories students in the Iowa City Community School District have shared anonymously on community Instagram accounts. Accounts like these have poppe...