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Republican majority to push for fully in-person option at Iowa schools

Iowa Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver stands during the opening of the 2021 legislative session on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021 at the Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines. Legislative goals for the session include further tax cuts, expanding in-person learning, and moving towards economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Caleb McCullough, Managing Editor January 11, 2021

Republican lawmakers in Iowa will push to require that K-12 students have the option to take fully in-person classes, as high COVID-19 positivity rates throughout the fall pushed some schools to pivot...

Iowa City schools reforming discipline practices

Iowa City Community School District sign 1725 North Dodge St.. As seen on Thursday,Oct.15,2020.
Natalie Dunlap, News Reporter December 6, 2020

The Iowa City Community School District is working to create a new discipline manual for the 2021-22 school year and create a more equitable system for students, gathering proposed solutions from board...

Iowa City schools plan to keep virtual option available for students after pandemic ends

Iowa City Community School District sign 1725 North Dodge St. As seen on Thursday, Oct.15, 2020.
Natalie Dunlap, News Reporter December 3, 2020

The pandemic forced Iowa City schools to transition online, but even after the pandemic ends, the school district will continue to offer a virtual program option accessible to all in-state PK-12 students. Before...

Iowa City students advocate for time off to celebrate Eid

Iowa City Community School District sign 1725 North Dodge St.. As seen on Thursday,Oct.15,2020.
Grace Hamilton, News Reporter December 1, 2020

A petition urging the Iowa City Community School District to consider time off school for Muslim students and staff to celebrate Eid holidays has grabbed the attention of community members and school...

Iowa City Community School District extends 100 percent online learning period

Iowa City Community School District sign. As seen on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020.
Natalie Dunlap, News Reporter November 24, 2020

As the first two-week waiver to conduct classes virtually comes to an end, the Iowa City Community School District will launch into another 14-day period of online classes.  The district initially...

Longtime Iowa City High football coach says goodbye, leaves lasting impact off field

City High head coach Dan Sabers congratulates the team after the first varsity football playoff game between City High and Ottumwa on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 at Frank Bates Field. The Little Hawks defeated the Bulldogs with a score 41-16. At the beginning of the game, announcers told the crowd to wear masks and practice social distancing.
Eleanor Hildebrandt, News Reporter November 19, 2020

For Iowa City High’s head football coach Dan Sabers, it was never about the wins. Whether it was on the field or in the classroom, it was all about hard work. Sabers said he has held on to his...

Iowa City West senior Dasia Taylor launches apparel shop

Photo of Dasia Taylor and friends, wearing her Vibe Tribe custom apparel. Contributed by Caroline Barker.
Natalie Dunlap, News Reporter November 18, 2020

Dasia Taylor has always been an involved student at West High school and her school spirit hasn’t been hampered by classes taking place in online or hybrid formats. The senior recently launched a...

Iowa City schools look to provide mental health resources while protecting physical health

Iowa City Community School District sign 1725 North Dodge St.. As seen on Thursday, Oct.15, 2020.
Natalie Dunlap, News Reporter November 16, 2020

When the Iowa City Community School board met to discuss moving classes 100 percent online for two weeks in response to rising COVID-19 infection rates, protecting the physical health of students and...

Iowa City Schools plan to move 100 percent off-site on for two weeks beginning Monday

Iowa City Community School District sign. As seen on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020.
Natalie Dunlap, News Reporter November 10, 2020

When Iowa City students began spring break back in March, few of them expected to be out of their school’s building for the rest of the year. Nine months later, the Iowa City Community School District...

Iowa City School District petitions state to move classes online for two weeks

Iowa City Community School District sign 1725 North Dodge St.. As seen on Thursday,Oct.15,2020.
Natalie Dunlap, News Reporter November 9, 2020

Standard enrollment students in the Iowa City community schools have been back in physical classrooms for six weeks. With COVID-19 positivity rates on the rise, they might be temporarily returning...

Iowa City teacher named elementary Art Educator of the Year

Buffy Quintero poses for a portrait. Quintero has been teaching in the district for 8years and teachers art classes to elementary school students in both online and hybrid formats. (Contributed)
Natalie Dunlap, News Reporter October 27, 2020

The Iowa City Community School District had plenty of work to do when preparing to move classes to online and hybrid formats. When courses require physical materials to complete the work, that can...

ICCSD develops toolkit for teaching sensitive topics in a politically charged time

Iowa City Community School District sign 1725 North Dodge St.. As seen on Thursday,Oct.15,2020.
Natalie Dunlap, News Reporter October 21, 2020

What is appropriate classroom conduct when teaching slavery? Under what circumstance is it appropriate to show content that uses the racial slurs? What if a lesson causes harm? Laura Gray, the director...

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