So No Child Left Behind requires each student to be "proficient". But how is proficiency determined? CRI's Amy Langdon sat down with Oskaloosa Curriculum Director Mary Cooksley to break down this year's standardized test scores and show the reason behind the numbers.
Carpenters working on the new dorm on the William Penn University campus are taking advantage of the clear skies and no rain. This week the roof-line began to take shape. The ten million dollar project is designed to house more than 250 students and is scheduled to be ready this fall.
The Blue Knights of Denver, Colorado are on tour this summer and stopped in Oskaloosa Tuesday. The world class drum and bugle corps hunkered down at Oskaloosa Middle School for two days of rehearsal. Click Read More for a taste of The Knights in action.
The Oskaloosa School Board doesn't want the state dictating local school calendars. That's the message it sent to the Iowa Association of School Boards when the Oskaloosa board selected which of the IASB's goals are most vital to district success.
Mahaska County's hot, dry summer hasn't been good for local crops---and most of the rest of the country has been facing similar conditions. With crop yield estimates lower than first expected, Oskaloosa Hy-Vee Produce Manager Mike Pose says you might see a price hike when shopping at the grocery store.
Check out our midweek newscast this Wednesday at www.critv.org for more on how the dry weather might be affecting prices at the checkout counter.
Our local hospital is affected by healthcare reform. CRI's Maureen McKamey talked to Mahaska Health Partnership CEO Jay Christensen about how the laws could change how much you pay for a trip to the doctor.
The Blue Knights of Denver, Colorado are on tour this summer and making a stop in Oskaloosa thanks to William Penn Athletic Bands Director Terry DeJong and Oskaloosa High School band director Rich Waddington.
We've gotten a break from the extreme heat this week---but the sun is still out. Mahaska Health Partnership nurse practitioner Lisa Nelson says it's important to protect your skin from ultraviolet rays.
It's been two years since the Stadium Project began at Lacey and since then we have seen bleachers, turf, and now the new track put into place. This is all thanks to hefty donations and the efforts of booster groups.