Muscatine area school children enjoyed a wide range of hands-on activities Saturday as part of a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Festival, offered by area businesses and representatives from the UI.
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A University of Iowa study shows that high school students enrolled in college courses are more likely to obtain a college degree, and the benefit is especially for students living in poverty.
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Cathy Welch, director of statewide testing programming for the Iowa Testing Programs at the UI College of Education, says Iowa's new reading assessment tests determine a child's ability to not just read the words on a page but comprehend them in a story that is part of a series.
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For the fifth consecutive year, George Washington High School in Cedar Rapids is the top Advanced Placement school in Iowa, according to the Iowa AP Index. The index was developed nine years ago by the University of Iowa College of Education's Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development. Story
A 10-member delegation from one of Russia’s premier research institutions visited the University of Iowa this past week to gather ideas to help improve its growing university. The visit was hosted primarily by the UI College of Education's Belin-Blank Center. Story
Area middle and high school students’ original works of art garnered through new genres and techniques from University of Iowa art education students will be on display from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at United Action for Youth, 355 Iowa Ave. in Iowa City. Story
University Counseling Service Director Sam Cochran says the University of Iowa community suffers an average of two to three student suicides annually. To bring the campus and local community together to prevent future student suicides, Cochran is leading the three-year $270,970 grant, “Leveraging Campus-Community Collaborations to Enhance Suicide Prevention at the University of Iowa.” Story