Tag Archives: Iowa City Community School District

Why I Support the Proposed School Bond

[Note: This post initially appeared in the Iowa City Press-Citizen on July 27, 2017. Available at: http://www.press-citizen.com/story/opinion/contributors/guest-editorials/2017/07/27/mayor-throgmorton-why-support-school-bond-iowa-city-schools/515108001/ ] The School District’s Facilities Master Plan (FMP) and proposed bond issue are not perfect. Both of them contain specific elements that any … Continue reading

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Vote for Equity within the School District

[Note: This post pertains to an important election in the Iowa City Community School District. For readers who do not know the Iowa City area, the School District includes the cities of Iowa City, Coralville, and Hills, part of North … Continue reading

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Justice and School Redistricting

For a slightly different version, see Jim Throgmorton. 2010. “Seeking justice in redistricting scenarios.” Iowa City Press-Citizen (March 10): 11A. We in the Iowa City area have been debating the merits of the School District’s various scenarios for redistricting our … Continue reading

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The Stories We Tell about “the Southeast Side”

For a slightly different version, see Jim Throgmorton, J. A. 2009. “Our southeast side stories.” Iowa City Press-Citizen (September 9): 11A. It’s a familiar story, one that’s been circulating around town for at least 15 years: “the southeast side” is … Continue reading

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It’s How the Light Gets in

For a slightly different version, see Jim Throgmorton, J.A. 2009. “It’s how the light gets in.” Iowa City Press-Citizen (March 10): 9A. A couple of weeks ago the Iowa City Community School District’s Board conducted a public hearing on its … Continue reading

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