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A sign for the Iowa City Community School District is seen outside the district's administration building on Tuesday, April 28. (Jake Maish/The Daily Iowan)

Iowa City Community School District begins conducting standardized testing in person

Grace Hamilton, News Reporter April 20, 2021

Iowa City Community School District students in grades 3 - 11 — whether learning on-site or virtually — began taking the Iowa Statewide Assessment of Student Progress evaluations in person in district...

Director of Online Learning for the Iowa City Community School District, Gregg Shoultz, poses for a portrait outside of the central office on Thursday, April 15, 2021.

Longtime Iowa City Community School District administrator to take service overseas

Grace Hamilton, News Reporter April 18, 2021

Before Gregg Shoultz started his career in educational administration at the Iowa City Community School District, he taught in different parts of the world. "Before coming to Iowa City, I worked...

A sign for the Iowa City Community School District is seen outside the district's administration building on Tuesday, April 28. (Jake Maish/The Daily Iowan)

Iowa City Community School District reports nearly 1,000 students quarantining

Grace Hamilton, News Reporter April 12, 2021

As of Monday, 975 students in the Iowa City Community School District are in quarantine, nearly two months after the district offered students the option to return to entirely on-site learning. The...

A portion of Team Little and Women (LAW) of Iowa City High poses for a portrait on Wednesday, April 7. Team LAW took first place out of 84 teams at the Mock Trial State Championship.

‘The show must go on’: Iowa City High School sweeps virtual State Mock Trial Tournament to advance nationally

Grace Hamilton, News Reporter April 8, 2021

In the weeks leading up to Iowa City High School's senior Mock Trial team taking first place in the State Mock Trial Tournament, the group found themselves frequently knocking on wood. "It's funny,...

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

Registration open for Iowa City Community School District’s new school: ICCSD Online

Grace Hamilton, News Reporter April 5, 2021

Registration opened on Monday for parents to enroll their children in ICCSD Online, the Iowa City Community School District's permanent virtual program. Director of PK-12 Online Learning Gregg Shoultz...

Iowa City Community School District sign 1725 North Dodge St.. As seen on Thursday, Oct.15, 2020.

Iowa City School Board plans to accommodate Muslim, Jewish students in the 2021 – 2022 school calendar

Grace Hamilton, News Reporter March 31, 2021

Northwest Junior High Student Reem Kirja is looking forward to the school board’s April 13 vote on approving days off for Eid al-Fitr in next year’s calendar after spending three years advocating...

Iowa City Community School District sign 1725 North Dodge St.. As seen on Thursday,Oct.15,2020.

Iowa City parents waiting for COVID-19 vaccine to be authorized for children

Grace Hamilton, News Reporter March 23, 2021

When Iowa City parent Laura Crossett’s 9-year-old son found out the COVID-19 vaccine was being distributed to adults, he asked her to make sure he could get a vaccine as soon as possible. "My...

Iowa City High School opens NESTT mental health center

Iowa City High School opens NESTT mental health center

Grace Hamilton, News Reporter March 14, 2021

Tucked away on the third floor of Iowa City High School is an old classroom occupied by tables where students sit to color, journal, and play with fidget toys or kinetic sand. Unlike the building’s...

North West Junior High school seen on March,9 2021.

Uptick in district COVID-19 quarantines follows Iowa City students’ return to on-site learning

Grace Hamilton, News Reporter March 10, 2021

The Iowa City Community School District is experiencing a spike in students and staff needing to quarantine for exposure to COVID-19 after a month of optional 100 percent on-site schooling. As previously...

Photo of volunteers at CIty High kitchen.

Community volunteers deliver meals to remote Iowa City students

Claire Benson, News Reporter March 4, 2021

  With COVID-19 exacerbating the issue of food insecurity in Iowa City, there has been more attention drawn toward the number of families that are dependent on school resources provided to...

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Iowa City student asks community to help her win adaptive bicycle

Grace Hamilton, News Reporter March 3, 2021

Laura Perez said her daughter Bella has entered the Great Bike Giveaway for three consecutive years in hopes of winning a Van Raam OPair — an adaptive bicycle that would allow her to travel farther...

The American flag is seen hanging in an abandoned room at Theodore Roosevelt Education Center seen on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021.

Iowa City parents dispute Pledge of Allegiance bill

Grace Hamilton, News Reporter March 2, 2021

A bill passed by the Iowa House in February with bipartisan support would require school districts to recite the Pledge of Allegiance daily, causing some Iowa City parents to question the value of...

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