Tag Archives: Iowa City Community School District

State of the City, Iowa City 2018

On February 20, 2018, I presented a “State of the City” speech during the regular formal meeting of the City Council of Iowa City. Here is the text I used when delivering that speech. State of the City Fellow Council … Continue reading

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Why I Support the Proposed School Bond

[Note: This post reflects my own personal views concerning a September 12, 2017, bond referendum proposed by the Iowa City Community School District. The post initially appeared in the Iowa City Press-Citizen on or about July 27, 2017. The Press-Citizen … 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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