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  • Iowa lags behind other states in AP test scores DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A new report says that Iowa's high school seniors are lagging behind students in other states when it comes to scoring well on Advanced Placement exams. According to a College Board report released Tuesday, 11 percent of Iowa'

    February 11, 2014

  • Iowa regents to hire consultant for cutting costs IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Board of Regents is expected to hire a consultant to conduct a wide-ranging review of the state's three public universities to look for ways to cut costs. The regents will meet by telephone Tuesday to hire a management

    February 11, 2014

  • 0211 OTT reading color photo -L -T -M Ottumwa's young authors OTTUMWA — Kindergarten is no longer about spending an entire school day playing. On Monday, the Ottumwa school board heard an example-filled report from five kindergarten teachers. Their Kindergarten Literacy Achievement program focused on the writin

    February 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Indian Hills proactive in fight against sexual abuse OTTUMWA — When President Barak Obama formed the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault in late January, colleges and universities began the wait to see what would be required of them. Looking over the policies they already hav

    February 10, 2014

  • Schools run short on snow days, adjust schedules COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The first snow day of this brutal winter left teacher Christopher Crabtree almost as tickled as it did his three children, but delight is giving way to dread as school cancellations pile up — a whopping 15 days off so far in his

    February 10, 2014

  • Dubuque schools succeeding in new autism effort DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — Ana Cayro Kapparos saw a difference in her son as soon as the fifth-grader with autism started receiving education based upon a specially tailored approach. "Garret started doing better at home. He's definitely calmer," Cayro Kap

    February 10, 2014

  • Mr. Pedersen goes to Des Moines

    ELDON -- A local school superintendent was one of the experts lawmakers wanted to talk to this week. Cardinal Superintendent Joel Pedersen told teachers he'd be gone for the day after state legislators contacted h

    February 7, 2014

  • 0205 OTT Corrected entrepreneurial cupcakes -T -M -L Rewarding vision OTTUMWA — People who will take a risk, take advice and take action have what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. And local economic development educators say they should be recognized. Indian Hills Community College’s Regional Economic Advancem

    February 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0205 OTT party picture -T -L -M Stay on track

    OTTUMWA — Raising the graduation rate at Ottumwa High School starts with the youngest class. The Ninth Grade Incentive Party wasn't about who had the highest test scores or perfect attendance. In fact, kids could have a C- average in school and still

    February 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0204 OTT Engineering 2 color photo -L Principles of engineering requires problem solving

    OTTUMWA — In Ryan Johnston's Principles of Engineering class Monday, the eight students were faced with a variety of problems that could only be solved with their engineering skills. Part of the Project Lead the Way program, this engineering class is

    February 3, 2014 2 Photos

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