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  • ICCSD looks to improve LGBTQ student experiences

    ICCSD looks to improve LGBTQ student experiences

    Data illustrating negative experiences among LGBTQ students at school are prompting the Iowa City Community School District to consider curriculum changes. District officials at Tuesday night's school board meeting discussed plans to create a task force that will look at addressing sexual orientation and gender-based disparities in students' experiences at school.

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  • Iowa City schools to see key changes geared toward improving inclusion

    Iowa City schools to see key changes geared toward improving inclusion

    Leaders with the Iowa City Schools have always considered the district one of the most progressive in the state. That's why in 2016, they formed a partnership with the University of Iowa Public Policy Center to evaluate student experiences in schools.

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  • New IC schools policy to embrace and protect LGBTQ students.

    New IC schools policy to embrace and protect LGBTQ students.

    Hani Elkadi, a member of The Press-Citizen's Writers Group, highlights the research being done by the PPC's Social and Education Policy Research Program and the Iowa City Community School District.

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  • Partnership receives $400K grant

    Partnership receives $400K grant

    The Equity Implemented Partnership between the University of Iowa and the Iowa City Community School District has received a $400,000 grant from the Spencer Foundation’s Research-Practice Partnership Program which funds long-term, mutualistic collaborations between practitioners and researchers to conduct relevant and useful research and facilitate the long-term accumulation of knowledge about education policy and practice.

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  • LGBTQ kids say they don't feel safe in Iowa City schools.

    LGBTQ kids say they don't feel safe in Iowa City schools.

    Sophomore Miria Burns said she got a genuine jolt of excitement when filling out a standard questionnaire on climate at Liberty High School. “I saw that genderqueer was an option and was like, ‘I’m on here — this is exciting,” Burns said.

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