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Tag Archives: Davenport Public Schools
Back to School: The return of smiling faces
With school back in session after summer break, we thought we would take a look back at the excitement of the first day of school in 1907. Schools reopened for students on September 3rd that year. The Daily Times noted in … Continue reading
School Days: The new schools of 1940
Summer vacation has ended in Davenport as children returned to school this past Monday. We thought to celebrate this occasion by revisiting the Fall of 1940. Seventy-five years ago, many of Davenport’s students were entering the hallways and classrooms of … Continue reading
Equality through Education: Phebe W. Sudlow*
Phebe W. Sudlow often appears of lists of ‘firsts’ for the positions she held throughout her career as an educator. Most, if not all of these related to her gender: Ms. Sudlow was the first female school superintendent in Iowa … Continue reading
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A Fine Day for a Dedication
Have you ever wondered if children of the nineteenth century groaned when it was time to return to school after summer break? If they did grumble about such things the week of September 10, 1866 would have been the time–back … Continue reading
A Collage of Colleges (and a High School, too)
If land is affected by what is built on it—in other words, if a church makes ground holy and a mine makes it holey—then the parcel bordered by Main and Harrison Streets and 11th and 12th Avenues is one of … Continue reading