All or most of Iowa's school districts have released their return to school plans for families. Now parents have the task of choosing which model works best for them and their children which can be a difficult decision to make. A local education center wants to help parents navigate through the process.
The Cedar Rapids Community School District has lost 29 bus drivers since March 2020.The loss of bus drivers was one of the more than six different reasons the district cited on Thursday for pushing the school start date back one week to August 31, pending board approval.
Gov. Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education are making $26.2 million available to school districts, nonpublic schools, colleges and universities to increase internet connectivity for students for the upcoming school year.
John Gualtier was hit by shrapnel in the hand and the foot while treating soldiers in battle. No one logged his injuries so he could keep helping others, but it delayed getting his honor of a Purple Heart.
Businesses throughout eastern Iowa have made adjustments to reach their customers during the pandemic, including one ice cream shop Ely.The “milkman is back” at Dan and Debbie’s Creamery as they are now offering home delivery in select locations, taking a page out of another era.
The Marion Alliance for Racial Equity and other organizations in the city want to establish a community equity working group. Thursday, the city council introduced a motion to move forward with establishing the group, to address issues surrounding racial injustice.