Des Moines, Iowa (Feb. 1, 2018) - The package proposed today by House legislative leaders is an important step forward in addressing top priorities of Iowa school boards. "Iowa school boards and districts want and need sustainable funding for school infrastructure and technology, broadened flexibility and local control, transportation cost relief and equitable school funding," said Emily Piper, lobbyist for the Iowa Association of School Boards (IASB).

INDIANOLA, IA (02/01/2018)-- Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa held commencement on Decemer 16, 2017. Thomas Corbin of Davenport graduated with a BA in political science. Thomas is the son of Bob and Marianne Corbin.

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. (February 1, 2018) -The University of Wisconsin-Platteville announces its Dean's List, honoring those full-time students who earned high honors in their respective colleges in the fall 2017 semester.

Don’t call it a field trip: Wednesday more than 150 education leaders and school superintendents are rallying at the Iowa Capitol, united in their vocation and in their request for Iowa legislators to attend to the needs of the state’s students.

IOWA CITY, IA (01/31/2018)-- The following area students received their degrees from the University of Iowa at the close of the fall 2017 semester.

Conor Bryant of Bettendorf, IA (52722)-BSE-Biomedical Engineering

Erich Byers of Bettendorf, IA (52722)-BS-Actuarial Science

Julia Davidson of Bettendorf, IA (52722)-BA-Journalism and Mass Communication

Kayla French of Bettendorf, IA (52722)-BA-Psychology

Maegan Gorham of Bettendorf, IA (52722)-JD-Law

OXFORD, OH (01/26/2018)-- Miami University students who are ranked in the top twenty percent of undergraduate students within each division for first semester 2017-18 have been named to the dean's list recognizing academic excellence.

Ally Gallagher of Bettendorf (52722)

Benjamin White of Davenport (52804)

General Assembly should swiftly move cleanup

SPRINGFIELD (Jan. 26, 2018) — A compromise negotiated this week has paved the way for more Illinois schools to participate in the Invest in Kids scholarship tax-credit program, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner announced today. The move leaves the General Assembly clear to act swiftly to fully implement the requested cleanups to the state’s historic funding law.

The signature project provides students with a unique history resource; will be offered to schools statewide.

CHICAGO (Jan. 26, 2018) — Gov. Bruce Rauner released the first copies of “Illinois Chronicles,” the K-12 Bicentennial educational resource that will be offered to schools all across the state. 

Davenport, IA, January 30, 2018 – Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) will offer five Environmental, Health, and Safety courses during the week of February 12, 2018. To register for any course, please call (563) 441-4100 or go online to

MOUNT VERNON, IA (01/30/2018)-- Cornell College named 218 students to its Dean's List for the fall 2017 semester, including:

Amber Jerson of Bettendorf, IA (52722)

Andrew Klocke of Coal Valley, IL (61240)

Kelli Massey of Davenport, IA (52806)

Payton Wellbaum of Le Claire, IA (52753)

Kaci Yost of Long Grove, IA (52756)

Students must earn a minimum of a 3.6 GPA for the semester to be honored.