As the Iowa legislature opens its new session, community leaders from the Quad Cities have a suggestion - update the school funding formula so all school districts in the state are treated the same. That was the message Tuesday at a news conference sponsored by the chamber of commerce.
Kent Barnds talks with Eric Rowell, Assistant Director of Admissions and Diversity Outreach at Augustana College, about the importance of considering general education courses when comparing colleges and universities.
A Davenport attorney wants to help the Davenport School District spend more money on its students. This week, Cathy Cartee filed a class action lawsuit against the Iowa legislature, the governor, and the Iowa Department of Education.
The superintendent of the Davenport schools is in trouble with the state of Iowa. Tuesday the School Budget Review Committee denied Art Tate's request to spend more than state law allows for his district, and Wednesday the Iowa Department of Education filed an ethics complaint with the Board of Educational Examiners.
What started as a small junior college for a few returning GI's after World War II is now a comprehensive community college with 1,900 students taking a wide range of classes. Clinton Community College will celebrate its 70th anniversary Wednesday.
After months of negotiations and failing to agree on a new contract, the East Moline School District and its teachers union have brought in some outside help. Monday afternoon, the two sides will meet with a federal mediator.