- Graduate when? OTTUMWA — It's just something to think about: Do we want to hold high school graduation on Fridays? Though students have talked about the idea in the past, this year, the idea was brought to the district by Ottumwa High School Principal Mark Hanson.
- Rivers Hills offering dental students real-world knowledge OTTUMWA — The River Hills Community Health Center is becoming a teaching platform as it welcomes dental students on their clinical rotations. For the first time in Ottumwa, a University of Iowa dental student is gaining real-world knowledge by doing
- Iowa lawmakers consider bill requiring radon tests DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa legislative panel approved a bill Tuesday to require radon testing in schools across the state, though lawmakers made clear that changes would be made to the legislation to address timetables and funding sources for th
- 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'
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
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
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