Apr 08, 2014
The Bettendorf, Pleasant Valley and North Scott Community school districts all will base next year's school calendar on 1,080 instructional hours. A new state law required districts to increase their school days from a minimum of 5 1/2 hours to six hours, starting with the 2014-15 school year. Read the full article here.
Apr 07, 2014
St. Ambrose University has cleared a major hurdle to admit its first group of students in its soon-to-be offered master of physician assistant degree program. Read the full article here.
Apr 05, 2014
Joe Stutting, Camanche, Iowa native and superintendent of the Sturgeon Bay School District in Wisconsin soon will take the reins as the North Scott School District's top administrator. Read the full story here.
Apr 02, 2014
Black Hawk College's nursing and health services programs will have room to grow. The college broke ground on a three-story 46,300-square-foot Health Sciences Center at its Quad City campus in Moline. Read the full story here.
Mar 31, 2014
CFGRB has learned, one day at a time, about their capacities to "align social action". They have convened community leaders, made a variety of flexible grants, supported operational costs, committed significant staff time, and called the Board members into action. The primary strategy to align resources and efforts around educational outcomes has been to invest in partnerships. More specifically, they invest in our community's collective impact capacities and have name the initiative Achieve Quad Cities (AQC). Read the full blog here.
Mar 24, 2014
A dozen newly designated Master Teachers will honored at the 24th annual awards program on Friday, May 2, at the iWireless Center in Moline. Read the full article here.
The school districs of East Moline, Silvis, Colona and United Township moved closer to consolidation when the Committee of Ten met for the first time Monday night. Read the full article here.
Mar 21, 2014
Philanthropy Blog by Matt Mendenhall of the Community Foundation of the Great River Bend describes the coordination of resources from educational institutions, business leaders, and the philanthropic sector to improve educational outcomes in the Quad Cities region of Iowa and Illinois. Read the full post here.
Mar 19, 2014
Quad Cities area voters soundly rejected four proposals to raise sales taxes and one to issue school bonds in the March 18th's primary election. Read the full article here.
Mar 14, 2014
For the third consecutive year, the state's graduation rate has increased, according to figures released by the Iowa Department of Education. At the same time, fewer students were dropping out of high school in Iowa. Read the full article here.
Feb 15, 2014
The Davenport Community School DIsrict has received a $500,000, four-year grant from the Hubbell-Waterman Foundation to establish the Creative Arts Academy of the Quad Cities by August 2014. Read the full article here.
Feb 11, 2014
The earnings gap between young adults with and without bachelor's degrees has stretched to its widest level in half a century. Read the full article here.
Feb 06, 2014
This spring the state of Illinois will pilot the new state assessments known as PARCC (Partnership for Assessment for College and Careers). Read the full article here.
Dec 06, 2013
20 U.S. communities are announced as the first partners in a promising community mobilization initiative led by Lumina Foundation. Read the article and watch the video here.
Dec 04, 2013
The Quad Cities have been selected as one of 20 communities nationwide to work with a private foundation to help increase the number of Americans who walk out of college with a degree. Read the full article here.
Apr 28, 2013
Schools throught the Quad Cities are part of a national education trend placing a greater emphasis on developing children's reading skills, with a target of making sure students are reading at grade-level by the time they finish third grade. Read full article here.
Oct 08, 2012
Ryan Bobst has been named the Director of Quad Cities Career Connections, a partnership between Black Hawk College, Eastern Iowa Community College, Western Illinois University, Community Foundation of the Great River Bend, and United Way of the Quad City Area. Click here for full Dispatch-Argus story.
Aug 08, 2012
An expanded career program for Quad Cities students is designed to increase their achievement levels. Click here for full Dispatch-Argus story.
Apr 08, 2012
WQPT Quad Cities PBS has initiated a series of broadcast , online and community activities as part of "American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen," a national public media initiative funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to help the Quad Cities and other communities across America to address the high school dropout crisis. Click here for full Dispatch-Argus story.
Jun 25, 2011
Big Sister Chris McCormick-Pries, along with her little Matti Gibson and Career Navigator Coordinator and AmeriCorps service member Sarah Walker participated in a small group round table following President Obama's speech on economic development, jobs and manufacturing at ALCOA during his visit to the Quad Cities. Read the full story on the Big Brothers Big Sisters' Website.
Jun 09, 2011
At the Achieve Quad Cities first year celebration, the Quad City Times had the chance to talk with students who have been touched by Achieve Quad Cities. Read the full story.
Read about the Achieve Quad Cities first year celebration and all that was accomplished this past year!
Jun 06, 2011
Read an editorial article about Achieve Quad Cities from the Dispatch Argus!
May 31, 2011
An article on the Radio Iowa Website discusses Iowa's rank among national dropout rates and the benefits of increasing the graduation rate.
Jan 28, 2011
WHBF covers Achieve Quad Cities work in the community as it begins its the new year. Click here for full story.
Jan 27, 2011
The Quad City Times talks to students at Davenport North who have participated in Achieve Quad Cities.
Click here to read the full article.
Dec 08, 2010
Community Foundation of the Great River Bend President and CEO Susan Skora blogs about the importance of mentoring at-risk youth.
Aug 06, 2010
The Quad City Times helps explain Achieve Quad Cities throught an online editorial.
Click here to read the full article.
Jun 03, 2010
WQAD reporter, John David, covers Achieve Quad Cities vision and reasons why the program began. Read the full article here.
Apr 28, 2010
Community leaders all around the QCA are working on a plan to bring drop-out numbers down and keep kids in school. The plan is called Achieve Quad Cities. Click here for full KWQC story.
> April 8 - Preschool Prep: How to Prepare Your Toddler for Preschool
> April 25 - Auditions for Creative Arts Academy April 25-26 and May 2
> April 26 - WQPT's Annual Ready-to-Learn Conference
> May 2 - Master Teachers 24th Annual Awards Program
Lamel, a student in the Career Navigators program at J.B. Young... read more