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West High boys seeking state title, redemption

It’s been a little more than eight months since West High lost to North Scott in the semifinals of the 2015 Class 4A basketball tournament. 640 more words


City High back in playoff mode

Like a lot of coaches around the state, Dan Sabers was a little short on sleep on Saturday.

A long road trip led to a late night that was followed quickly by an early morning for the veteran City High coach. 869 more words


City holds on against West to reclaim the Boot

It was always rainy and always wet Friday, and sometimes it was even sloppy.

In the end, none of that mattered to City High.

Jason Jones snagged a first-quarter touchdown pass and sealed the win with an interception in the final minutes as City High held off West High 14-12 in the annual Battle for the Boot on a soaked night at Frank Bates Field. 1,004 more words


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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