A recent month-long giving campaign initiated by Gordmans through its partnership with DonorsChoose.org provided close to $50,000 in funding for classroom projects across Gordmans’ 59 store markets that participated in the back-to-school campaign. Through Gordmans’ gThanks program, store guests were given the opportunity to make a pin-pad donation at checkout during the back-to-school shopping season.

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (Sept. 24, 2018) - Morningside College conferred 29 bachelor's degrees and 121 master's degrees in August.

State Treasurer Fitzgerald encourages Iowans to join the celebration with over $20,000 in giveaways

Eight school districts, the Arconic Foundation, and United Way rallied around the Challenge 5 initiative, encouraging all students to “Strive for Less than 5” absences this school year. 

Today is Challenge 5 Day in local schools, with a challenge to have 100% attendance in all classrooms and in all schools. Last year Challenge 5 Day was held August 30, 2017 and total attendance in Quad Cities schools was 96.1%. Attendance results will be reported later today.

What: Every student at every school in the Quad Cities is challenged to attend school on September 13. We’re trying to beat last year’s Quad Cities-wide attendance rate of 96.1% on Challenge 5 Day.
When: Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 9 a.m.
Where: Virgil Grissom Elementary School, 500 Lost Grove Rd, Princeton, IA
Who: All school superintendents are joining together in the effort to encourage all students to “Strive for Less than 5” absences this school year.

Quad Cities, IA/IL — The Greater Quad Cities Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is honored to present the beloved and award-winning author of several fiction novels as part of the 2018-2019 Multicultural Speaker 

Today, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded more than $32,000 in youth literacy grants to Iowa schools and nonprofit organizations.  The youth literacy grants will provide financial funding to teachers, libraries and literacy organizations to support a successful academic year throughout the 44 states that Dollar General serves.

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ECC 2017-2018 Fall-Spring Graduates Announced

Brad Greve, President, Great River Area Labor Federation and United Steelworkers Local 105:563-343-7652
Julia McMeekan, Field Organizer, Great River Area Labor Federation: 309-738-1446
Jennifer Sherer, Director, University of Iowa Labor Center: 319-321-8320

Save Our Labor Center: Public Hearing Wednesday in Bettendorf