- Easton Valley approves budget PRESTON -- The Easton Valley School Board on Thursday night approved an $8.2 million budget that includes a tax levy that is lower than the rates at the two merging districts. Because the Iowa Legislature has yet to set allowable growth -- the sta
- New school's future celebrated CLINTON -- Clinton school district leaders broke ground on the $21 million middle school site Tuesday, celebrating the project that will unite all middle school students in one building. "I'm excited for the children and the impact this will have o
Clinton School Board backs changes
The Clinton School Board on Monday approved two change orders for the new middle school that will put another $25,000 in the project’s contingency fund.
Education goals stress keyboarding - not cursive
A new set of national standards don’t require children to learn how to read and write in cursive. They do, however, require students demonstrate sufficient command of keyboarding skills by the end of fourth grade.
Teacher colleges join digital trend
At Pittsburgh (Kan.) State University, students preparing to be elementary teachers are instructed not to teach cursive as a stand-alone activity but rather to incorporate it into writing projects, said assistant professor Kristi Stuck.
Cursive less prominent in area schools
Second-grade students across the Clinton Community School District start learning cursive in the beginning of April. While previous generations of students have worked to master the winding cursive alphabet, new curriculum standards mean current students face a less stringent cursive lesson.
Cursive writing at risk in U.S. schools
Cursive writing is fading from American society thanks to the ubiquitous computer keyboard. Longhand's advocates also blame education standards introduced by the National Governors Association and now adopted by 45 states. Debates over dropping cursive from school curricula pit teachers against teachers, and stoke a fear among historians that we are raising a generation of handwriting illiterates.
- Clinton area students earn FBLA honors CORALVILLE -- Students from Clinton and Northeast high schools recently participated in a Future Business Leaders of America conference in Coralville. Fifteen students from Clinton and nine people from Northeast competed at the state event. Three mem
- School upgrades backed GOOSE LAKE -- The Northeast Community School District will sell $7.5 million in bonds to fund a new gym and science wing at the high school, voters decided during a special referendum vote on Tuesday. According the unofficial results from the Clinto
Camanche students get exercise in laughter after raising funds
Dave Grim looked more like an ice cream sundae Wednesday than a Camanche Middle School physical education teacher.
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