• Monday Memory - A 1st Amendment School

    Posted: Oct 16, 2017
    In 2005, Malcolm Price Laboratory School was one of 5 schools nationwide that were selected to receive the First Amendment Project Schools Award, joining 16 other schools that had been previously selected.

    First Amendment Schools (FAS) is a national reform initiative that is dedicated to the teaching and practice of the rights and responsibilities of freedom of speech, freedom of press, freedom of religion, freedom to petition, and freedom to assemble.  First Amendment Schools are shaped by four guiding principles: democratic freedom, rights and responsibilities, community engagement, and active citizenship.

    You can read more about First Amendment Schools and the Lab School's award on our website: First Amendment Schools

    CITIZENSHIP PROGRAM--FIRST AMENDMENT SCHOOLS
  • Monday Memory - Long Live the Traditions and Memories of NU HIgh!

    Posted: Oct 02, 2017
    Our featured memory for this Monday comes from Gary Kroeger. Gary, a member of the class of 1975, shared his memories with us through our website on June 13, 2013. 

    Gary remembers vividly his first day at Price Lab and the lasting lessons he learned there.


    You can read Gary's entire post here: Long Live the Traditions and Memories of NU HIgh!


    We need to hear from you!

    Memories like Gary's are so important for helping us grow our website and piece together a comprehensive history of the laboratory schools at the University of Northern Iowa.



    We hope you'll take a few moments to send us your stories.
  • Monday Memory - "The Faculty Pen"

    Posted: Sep 18, 2017
    Our memory this Monday comes from the February 19th, 1960 edition of the "College Eye".

    In a column entitled "The Faculty Pen", Dr. Dwight K. Curtis writes about the work Price Laboratory School is doing to advance teacher education and an effort to ensure that the needs of both the teachers college and the lab school pupils were being fully met.

    You can read the full article at the UNIindex site: "The College Eye"



    Dr. Dwight K. Curtis



  • Featured Memory - More Than Music

    Posted: Sep 05, 2017
    Hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day weekend!

    Our featured memory for this week is a brand new one. Submitted just a week ago, this memory from Eric Nielsen, class of 1983, talks about his enduring friendship with Les Hale and the many wonderful accomplishments and experiences he was able to enjoy because of "Doc".


    You can read Eric's full memory here: More Than Music


    Memories like Eric's and like yours are crucial for our goal of preserving the history of UNI's laboratory schools. Won't you share some of your memories with us today?

    Please visit  and tell us about your experiences at the lab school. We'd love to hear from you!


  • Featured Memory Monday - "The 'Big Side' of the Library"

    Posted: Aug 21, 2017
    Our featured memory today comes to us from David Chung, a member of the class of 1979. 

    David shares with us a story from his early years at Price Lab, when his father advocated for him to be allowed to read a book from the "big side" of the library, and the full circle moment when he was able to do the same for his son.

    You can read David's full memory here: The 'Big Side' of the Library


    Memories like David's are an integral part of our efforts to preserve the history and legacy of Price Laboratory School and we are so appreciative of every story you are willing to share with us.

    We need to hear from you! 

    If you have stories you'd be willing to share with us please visit the "Submit Your Memories" page here at pricelabhistory.org


  • Featured Faculty - The Legacy of Les Hale

    Posted: Aug 07, 2017
    In honor of Dr. Hale we are re-sharing his faculty profile. We've loved hearing all your memories of Dr. Hale and hope you'll continue to share them.


    Dr. Les Hale, UNI Professor, served as chairman of the music department and director of choral activities at Price Lab  School for 28 years. His vocal experience includes operas, oratorio, operetta, recital, musicals, jazz and barber-shop. He played several instruments in symphonies, concert and marching bands, opera and musical orchestras, jazz groups, show bands and strolling trios. 

    Dr. Hale set a standard for musical performance that his many students carried with them as they moved into careers as professional musicians or pursued other fields of study.  For over two decades more...
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