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POLICY REVIEW: Plan May Break Federal Law

A school policy used by the Iowa City Community School District is under review because it may violate federal law. 

The school district wants to balance the number of students receiving free or reduced-price lunches at each school. 120 more words


Iowa City making noise

It’s been an exciting week in Iowa City. One of our program leaders – Zach Wahls, maybe you’ve heard of him – has been fighting hard for marriage equality across the nation the past few months. 710 more words

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Justice and School Redistricting

For a slightly different version, see Jim Throgmorton. 2010. “Seeking justice in redistricting scenarios.” Iowa City Press-Citizen (March 10): 11A.

We in the Iowa City area have been debating the merits of the School District’s various scenarios for redistricting our schools. 661 more words

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The Stories We Tell about “the Southeast Side”

For a slightly different version, see Jim Throgmorton, J. A. 2009. “Our southeast side stories.” Iowa City Press-Citizen (September 9): 11A.

It’s a familiar story, one that’s been circulating around town for at least 15 years: “the southeast side” is troubled and—sshh, be careful who you say this to—it’s because of “those people from Chicago.” 772 more words

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It’s How the Light Gets in

For a slightly different version, see Jim Throgmorton, J.A. 2009. “It’s how the light gets in.” Iowa City Press-Citizen (March 10): 9A.

A couple of weeks ago the Iowa City Community School District’s Board conducted a public hearing on its Strategic Facilities Improvement Plan (SFIP). 775 more words

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Seeking Green Thumbs

It’s time to go back to school — for a day, anyway.

Master Gardeners will be at South East Junior High School, 2501 Bradford Drive in Iowa City, from 8 a.m. 74 more words