The Iowa City Community School District is hiring an Equity Program Manager. This position is funded through a two year research-practice partnership grant from the Spencer Foundation to help build internal capacity for the District's work on equity and school climate..
On Tuesday May 8, the Iowa City Community School District (ICCSD) and the University of Iowa Public Policy Center (PPC) released the 2018 report describing student experiences of school climate in the District’s schools.
In light of the stark data from LGBTQ students in the last climate survey, the Board passed a resolution affirming their support for LGBTQ students in April. At Tuesday's Board meeting, "a handful of community members voiced their opposition."
Two of our student interns presented the project at the annual Research in the Capitol event showcasing the work of outstanding student researchers from the Iowa Regents Universities.
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.
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.