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Iowa City High School is seen on Monday, April 25, 2022.

Iowa City High-Fairfield boys basketball game ends after alleged racially-charged remark

Virginia Russell, News Reporter January 25, 2023

The boys high school basketball game between Iowa City High and Fairfield High School was halted following an alleged racially-charged remark directed toward a coach on Monday night.  The game,...

The Iowa City Community School District sign in Iowa City is seen on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022.

Indigenous parents, students call out Iowa City schools, Iowa City for racism

Kate Perez, News Editor January 25, 2023

Dissatisfaction with the treatment of Indigenous peoples in Iowa City and the Iowa City Community School District has come to light after multiple parents wrote a letter detailing their negative experiences...

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Iowa City Community School District implements vape detectors in high schools

Virginia Russell, News Reporter December 11, 2022

The Iowa City Community School District implemented vape detectors this fall in the bathrooms of all four district high schools to decrease the student use of nicotine. High school officials report more...

Oliver Plews, 12, during a protest against gun violence put on by Iowa City high school students on the Pentacrest at the University of Iowa on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022. Plews attended the protest because gun safety is a cause he cares deeply about. “I don’t want to have to wake up and go to school thinking I might get shot,” Plews said.

Iowa City students march to Pentacrest to call for end to gun violence

Colin Votzmeyer, News Reporter December 1, 2022

Iowa City K-12 students marched from South East Junior High to gather at the University of Iowa Pentacrest Thursday to protest gun violence in the U.S. About 100 students, ranging from middle schoolers...

The Iowa City Community School District held a meeting at the professional development center on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2022.

Iowa City Community School District five-year strategic plan to increase proficiency in schools

Virginia Russell, News Reporter November 30, 2022

The Iowa City Community School District will implement a new five-year strategic plan in 2023 to improve student equity and development in the district.  To improve equity, the district plans to...

Iowa City Community School District school board meeting for the Iowa City Community School District on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022

Iowa City Community School District officially initiates president, other positions

Virginia Russell, News Reporter November 30, 2022

  The Iowa City Community School District board of education instated President Ruthina Malone and other members into leadership roles at its meeting Tuesday.  Additionally, Lisa Williams...

The front door of 123 North Linn Street is seen through a window on Saturday Nov. 19, 2022.

Iowa City Community School District to collaborate with ICON Arts Academy

Virginia Russell, News Reporter November 29, 2022

Iowa City Community School District will provide online schooling for students enrolled in the new downtown Iowa City ICON Arts Academy. ICON Arts Academy is a performing arts school designed to...

The Iowa City Community School Districts School Board meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. The board approved a measure to include sixth grade in middle schools.

Iowa City Community School District to change secondary school plans, courses and schedules offered to students

Virginia Russell, News Reporter November 15, 2022

The Iowa City Community School District will start to include sixth grade in middle schools and implement “teams” learning to ease the transition from elementary to middle school.   This expansion...

Contributed photo of Grayson Wills.

Iowa City teen donates over 40 units of blood following death of twin brother

Grace Katzer, News Reporter November 1, 2022

After his twin brother Calder Wills died from cancer, Grayson Wills made it his goal to donate more blood than the 40 units his brother received throughout treatment. Grayson Wills, now a 17-year-old...

Iowa City Community School District teacher John Reynolds, back, and a student, front, lead a demonstration of what ACE classes look like at Iowa City High School in Iowa City on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022.  City High reinstated ACE programs this year after a 12 year absence.

Iowa City schools to offer program to increase trade jobs

Virginia Russell, News Reporter November 1, 2022

The Iowa City Community School District high school students who enroll in the newly reinstated Architecture, Construction, and Engineering program after its 12-year abscence get hands-on learning...

Iowa City Community School District school board meeting for the Iowa City Community School District on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2022

Iowa City schools to implement Narcan to fight opioid overdoses

Virginia Russell, News Reporter October 25, 2022

Licensed nurses in Iowa City schools will soon be able to administer Naloxone, also known as Narcan, to treat student, staff, and faculty opioid overdoses on school grounds.  The Iowa City Community...

The Iowa City Community School District sign in Iowa City is seen on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022.

RVAP provides Iowa City middle school students with comprehensive sexual education

Alejandro Rojas, News Reporter October 23, 2022

Iowa City middle school students have started taking new classes on building healthy relationships and preventing sexual violence. The classes are taught by the Rape Victim Advocacy Program and are...

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