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rates, and student attendance. then what? the system then adds all of those category scores up ff each school, and compares it to the state average. there are six ratings schools can fall into, depending on their overall score. they are: exceptional, high-performing, commendable, acceptable, needs improvement, and priority, in descending order. we've color-coded them to give you an idea of how the cedar rapids community school district did, in this next slide. this is a map showing alalthe district's s hools, including elementary, middle, and high school levelsthree - metro, wilson, and harrison - got the lowest rating of "priority," while none of the schools managed to get into the top two ratings, "exceptional" and "high- performing." superintendent brad buck tells me - to understand each school's individual rating, you have the understand the numbers behind the ratings. 40:39-:43 "part of the numbers behind them are driven largely by the iowa assessments, and so we have a pretty good
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are."dr. brad buck says the district is proud of how its schools performed in this latest report card. he recognizes there are improvements that need to be made, but he says it's important for people to remember this report grades the state's schools on a curve. so, he wasn't totally surprised that none of cedar rapids' schools made it into the top two rating categories. 41:43-:58 "the chances of having schools in there is small. so when you sort of cououe that with wre we are in the district, it's not completely surprising, just because there e ren't going to be a lot of schools s those categories statewide." he says the district is already making strides to improve student proficiency and yearly academic growth. 42:44-:52 "we have lots of innovative programming. johnson steam academy, options programs, spanish in elementary. so we're attending on the innovation side." dr. buck says this report will give the district better insight into what's happening i. its schools. but he hopes it will also ovide a channel for r rents to get m me involved in their kids' education. carrie nordman hadn't seen the report as of wednesday afternoon, but
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what kind of educatign her 6th grader is getting at taft middle school. 5:06-:11 "i'm very interested in how the school's doing, and of course, how my child's education is going." dr. buck says this port card does show a clear connectioio between how schools are rated and the percentage of students getting free and reduced lunches. generally the more kids getting those lunches, the lowert& a school is rated. he says this can be a wakakup call to lawmakers and the governor that there are differences in necessary funding support for different schools, related to the socioeconomic makeup of their student bodies. to see the report card, find this story on kcrg dot com. thanks brady. turng now to the weather and meteorologis x joe winters. joe, what can we expect as we go into the night? winds still remain strong tonight as cooler weather moves into the state. we can say goodbye to highs in the 40s and look
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on fridada this, however, will be the coldest day of the week. 30s come quickly back into the forecast on saturday with 40s ahead for sunday. for those of you attending opening night of "the force awakens" on thursday night the weather looks quiet. as master yoda would say, "cloudy mostly, it will be. truly chilly the 20s will feel." tonight: mostly cloudy low: 24-30 winds: w 15-25tomorrow: mostst cloudy high: 31-37 winds: nw 10-20 a load of pigs almost caused a pileup near i-380 and highway 30 today. the semi trailer carrying them overturned, spilling the pigs onto the road. it happened around 9:30 at the i-380 northbound exit onto highway 30. kcrg t-v nine's forrest
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others became pig wranglers. "the phrase only in iowa comes to minwhen you describe what happened here along the i-380 highway 30 interchange. a semi truck driver was coming along this exit ramp behind me and overturned." police allege the driver was likely going too fast to take the tight northbound 380 exit ramp on to 30.the truck k s carrying about 180 pigs when it rolled. 50-75 of the animals escaped and became a major traffic concern, wandering across both the north and southbound 380 exits to 30. police shut down those ramps and called for help to wranglglthe pigs up. farmers with trailers, ag specialists from kirkwood and iowa dot workers showed up. getting the pigs on the trailers was easier said than done. volunteers had to use boards to herd the frightened animals away from the roads. one man said this is the second time he's had to run after pigs in the five years he's worked for
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concern right now. you can see there's all kinds of different entities here. like i said our biggest t b is for the public. of course we're concerned about the animals' safety, too. but, the public comes first."crews were able to get the live pigs and the dead ones off the et ramps without any of the animals causing a a ash. ""d, some other good news, the driver of the semi, police say, was uninjured when it rolled. in cedar rapids, fs, kcrg tv9 news." here's update to the trial of a baltimore police officer charged in the death of freddie gray. the judge says the jury couldn't reach a verdict after three days of deliberations, and declared a hung jury. officer william porter is charged with manslaughter. gray died after suffering a broken neck in a police van w wle handcuffed and shackled. an autopsy concluded his head was probably slammed against inside the van as the van turned a corner or stopped. democratic presidential front nner hillary clinton has been spending much of today in iowa. she held a town hall meeting in
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afternoon and explained to the crowd why they should vote for her. "i think the reason why you should vote for me is because i'm the best candidate and the fact that i'm a woman adds to tlat." clinton is also holding a town hall in mason city in about a half hour. the nine leading republican presidential candidates met last night for a debate that focused primarily on national security and foreign policy. although there were attacks on front-runner donald trump, a good share of the debate saw senators ted cruz and marco rubio going after each other. that included arguments over their voting records on national security. "i told voters in texas that i would oppose the federal government having the authority to detain u.s. citizens permanently with no due process." "if you're an american citizen, and you decide to join up with isis, we're not going to read you your miranda rights. you are going to be treated as an enemy combatant, a member of an army attacking this
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the three democratic presidential candidates will be debating this saturday. it gets underway at seven p-m in manchester, new hampshire. you can watch it right here on kcrg t-v nine. marco rubio wasted no time i getting back into a campapan mode after last ninit's republican debate. he spoke to supporters in ankeny this morning. rubio also plans to attend an event this evening in new hampshire. hundreds s iowa city high school sophomore's learned about careers available to them here in the corridor today. about 400 iowa city high school student's spent the day at the kirkwood regional center in coralville learning about careerssthe goal of the evenen was to encourage students to consider career exploration in johnson and linn counties. ficials with workplace learning connection say it's important for kids to understand how many job opportunities thehe are in the area. "we show students locally that there are some really fabulous careers here in iowa city, or in iowa, they don't have to move to l.a. to get into digital design, they don't have
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architect, so we think that's one of the most important things. " many of the careers highlighted at the event were stem-focused, which stands for science, technology, engineering and math. the federal reserve board did something today it hasn't done since 2006. it raised interest rates. a financial planner will join us live in about 10 minutes to explain how this will affect your money.
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winds still remain strong tonight as cooler weather moves into the state. we can say goodbye to highs in the 40s and look forward to 20sor highs on friday. this,owever, will be the coldest day
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forecast on saturday with 40s ahead for sunday. for those of you attending opening night of "the force awakens" on thursday night the weather looks quiet. as master yoda would say, "cloudy mostly, it will be. truly chilly the 20s will feel." tonight: mostly cloudy low: 24-30 winds: w 15-25tomorrow: mostly cloudy high: 31-37 winds: nw 10-20tomorrow night: mostly cloudy low: 18-24 winds: w 5-15friday: mostly cloudy high: 29 - low: 21 saturday: partly cloudy high: 36 - low: 18 sunday: increasing clouds high: 47 - low: 28 monday: showers possible early high: 46 - low: 40 tuesday: chance of showers high: 48 - low: 33 wednesday: chance of showers high: - low: 38
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now here's dave franzman withth look at what's coming up tonight on the kcrg-tv9 news at six. " a change in federal rules means options of linn county will soon be out of the sheltered workshop business. but participants in that program have found other useful things to do. we'll explain the change at six. " the federal reserve board has kept its primary interest rate near zero for veral years. but that changed today. a financial planner joins us next to explain how that change will affect you. peosta has been trying to attract a grocery store for several years. today, it found one. stay with your 2 2hour news source, kcrg-tv9.
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the federal reserve board did something today it hasn't done for nearly a decade. it raised the federal funds terest rate by one quarter of a per cent. that's the interesesrate that banks charge each other overnight. we wanted to learn more about how this decision will affect you. joining us is gary speicher , a financial planner with premier investmtmts here in cedar rapids. p pple borrow money to buy cars or homes. how will this rate hike
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the town of peosta will finally have a grocery store again. find out where it's going, coming up. "several eastern iowa fire departments came here to mechanicsville to honon a long-time firefighter. doug cook lost his life on friday in an accident. we'll have his whole story after the break."
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everyone's here. they're gathering what they need and lining up to pay their respects to the man everyone respected. "7:30 it's hard to find deicated volunteers that have families that understand and that's why his family is like our family and that's why our hearts are broken. sigh" doug cook served on the mechanicsville fire department fororhree decades. it's only fitting he'd take his final ride on a fire truck. " 1:06:20 the volunteers got a truck donated to them. he restored that truck and that's what he took his last ride on." one after another trucks lined up to honor cook - rolling down the road with lights and sirens honk or sirens nats - all the way to the fire department for the funeral. long bag pipe nats " 28:02 we'd like to thank those of you who have come to honor the life of doug cook. " "dad always reminded us not to
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bother you and everything w wl work out how they should." people say he was always the first to fix up every fire truck or help anyone who needed a hand. "he was just very proud to be not only a fireman but to make everyone happy. whether it's the kids on up to adults." his wife and two daughters say they have a lot of memories but they'll especially remember this... "1:12:25 just him hugging us and saying love you, see you later, everything is going to be okay." start ending bag pipe nats here, fade to low level for last sot and track and bring it up again at the end. "1:08:20 the community is going to miss doug a lot. " a firefighter for 3 decades and a community that will miss him for much longer than that. in mechanicsvill e, jill kasparie, kcrg-tv9 news. fire departments from all over eastern iowa took part in today's ceremony, including lisbon, anamosa, clclence, lowdenen
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and more. a dubuque county community hoping for a grocery store in town will soon have one. our coverere partner k-d- t-h reports fareway will build a store at n-i-c-c drive and peosta street. that's near the community's roundabout. the new fareway store will join a family memecal clinic, a pharmacy and a fast foododhain that have opened in peosta in the past year.
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mental disabilities,s,s changing its focucufrom work to volunteering. and should iowa's beaches be dry? we ask the d-n-r if alcohol is really fueling prlems in state parks. join us at 6.
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let's go back to joe now for a final look at tonight's forecast. winds still remain strong tonight as cooler weather moves into the state. we cannay goodbye to highs in the 40s and look forward to 20s for highs on friday. this, however, will be the coldest day of the week. 30s come quickly back into the forecast on saturday with 40s ahead for sunday. for those of you attending opening night of "the force awakens" on thursday night the weather looks quiet. as master yoda would say, "cloudy mostly, it will be. truly chilly the 20s will feel." tonight: mostly cloudy low: 24-30 winds: w q5-25tomorrow: mostly cloudy high: 31-37 winds: nw 10-20 thank you for joining g for kcrg-tv9 news at 5. now we go to o w york for abc's world news with david muir.
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