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For The Record
May 31st, 2016

Robert Nishimwe is just completing his sophomore year at North High School and about to begin his first year as a member of the State Board of Education. That makes him sound like a young man in a hurry. Sort of like his role as a member of the school track team. But when you sit … Read more »


May 27th, 2016

This has been quite a year at Scavo High School, one that saw the school complete an ambitious transition from “alternative” to “full-service.” The dust had barely settled from last year’s physical move into new quarters at Central Campus that feature an on-site daycare facility and food pantry when Scavo forged ahead with even more … Read more »


May 25th, 2016

Wednesday morning presented the latest case in point of what a trampoline Des Moines Public Schools is. Governor Branstad dropped in at Findley Elementary School for a bill-signing ceremony (boing!). Senate File 2301 enables nonprofit organizations to make tax-exempt contributions to individual college savings accounts like the ones the I Have a Dream Foundation has … Read more »


May 24th, 2016

Checklist for the fast-approaching last day of school: Clean out desk and locker Say thanks and goodbye to teachers Turn in textbooks Be at airport by 6:00 AM – and don’t forget passport! Thousands of DMPS students will call it a year on June 2 but 24 middle schoolers will leave that day for a two-week … Read more »


May 20th, 2016

Ladies and gentlemen, we give you Rider Root Beer. But only a wee sip to whet your whistle. A full 32 oz. “growler” will cost you a few bucks with proceeds going to the Roosevelt High School art and science departments. Let’s back up a bit. A couple of years ago an AP science teacher … Read more »