Davenport School District

Reducing poverty and improving literacy are among the top priorities for one school district in the Quad Cities. This week, members of the Davenport school board met to discuss their long-range plan for the district. 

Board president, Ralph Johanson, says administrators and board members are developing strategies to address poverty and low academic performance--all while preparing for a $4 million budget cut. 

Visitors at an eastern Iowa museum can now relive the past with the help of modern technology. Thanks to a grant, the Sawmill Museum in Clinton is using a new computer kiosk to tell the story of the wood industry. The grant came from Elevate Iowa, a campaign to encourage education about advanced manufacturing. 

Museum director, Matt Parbs, says the kiosk helps the museum further its mission, which is to show visitors how wood tools, jobs, and the industry itself, have changed.