Iowa City School Board may Hire Governance Consultant

IOWA CITY – The Iowa City school board is considering hiring a consultant to advise it on its governance model for how the district is run. Superintendent Stephen Murley and three board members recently met with representatives from Denver-based Charney Associates. The school board will discuss on Tuesday whether to hire the company as a …

Creek Squad show Prairie students the ins and outs of Google

CEDAR RAPIDS — Teacher Lindsay Zimmerman-Tippie wanted to bring in some experts to show her eighth grade Prairie Point Middle School students how to better use Google applications. Her mother, teacher Sandi Zimmerman, had the experts she needed, and it just so happens theyre eighth graders as well. A group of students from Clear Creek-Amana …

Parents, students, Graduates alike geek out over Robots

Posted November 19, 2011 8:33 pm by Kathleen Serino/SourceMedia Group News Iowa area high schoolers gathered Saturday to compete in the FIRST Tech Challenge, a youth robotics competition that has burgeoned in Iowa. (Kathleen Serino/SourceMedia Group News) MARION More than 150 tech-savvy high schoolers, robot fanatics and their parents, as well as local engineers and …

Grant Wood AEA expands PowerSchool Options

Thousands in Eastern Iowa log into Power School, Pearson’s online school information system, every day. Teachers enter grades. Office staff track school absences. Parents check on homework assignments. Grant Wood Area Education Agency introduced the system to Eastern Iowa schools in 2007. Today, the program is used by nearly 40 school districts in the area, …