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Career, technical education: Not a return to the past

Date: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
To many, the phrase “vocational education” conjures images of students taking academically unchallenging courses where they build bird houses or tinker with cars. Where vocational education was once thought of as an alternative for students wanting to work directly after high school, career and technical educati…

Up: Attendance. Down: Office Referrals.

Date: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Social-emotional learning yields more instruction time Howard-Winneshiek Community School District staff discuss their work on social-emotional learning. CRESCO – Observing Terese Jurgensen in action, you get a sense that she can get something done by simply willing it. She is impassioned, focused. And she…

Educators: It takes the entire building to bolster literacy efforts

Date: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Sioux City Principals Amy Denney of Perry Creek Elementary School and Stacie Henderson of Liberty Elementary School provide their perspective on the implementation of small-group, skills-based literacy instruction in the Sioux City Community School District.  Writing the blog for the Iowa Reading Research Cente…

School gets to the 'core' of the matter

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Monday, January 23, 2017
Teacher Beth Rehbein works with second grade students. What happens when a school shakes things up, changing practices, challenging mindsets and touching hearts? Good things. Just ask the educators at Inman Primary School in southwest Iowa’s Red Oak Community School District. But don’t think it was easy …

Knocking down barriers to success: African American students

Date: 
Friday, January 27, 2017
Left to Right: Tammy Koppedryer, Cindy Lewis, David Barber, Jennifer Gertson, Rachel Gotto, Leslie Wonderlich View more photos from the awards ceremony. Students present unique challenges to teachers. But those challenges can be exacerbated among certain groups of students who historically have underperforme…

Knocking down barriers to success: Hispanic students

Date: 
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Left to Right: Erica Rausch, Bob Read, Lisa Klein, Victoria Wanda View more photos from the awards ceremony. Students present unique challenges to teachers. But those challenges can be exacerbated among certain groups of students who historically have underperformed. Those groups – ranging from students…

Knocking down barriers to success: Students on IEPs

Date: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Left to Right: Renee Fober, Pam Zeigler, Jill White, Tara Estep, Barb Rogers, Stephanie Murch View more photos from the awards ceremony. Students present unique challenges to teachers. But those challenges can be exacerbated among certain groups of students who historically have underperformed. Those grou…

Knocking down barriers to success: English language learners

Date: 
Monday, January 23, 2017
Left to Right: Cheri Emery, David Reis, Francisco Escalante - student, Christopher Schulz, Leilany Carrazco - student, Margaret Ploeger View more photos from the awards ceremony. Students present unique challenges to teachers. But those challenges can be exacerbated among certain groups of students who histo…

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday, Jan. 19

Date: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
The Iowa State Board of Education will meet on Thursday, Jan. 19, in Des Moines.   The meeting will begin with a work session from 7:45 to 8:30 a.m. at the State Capitol’s Legislative Dining Room (Room 15), and resume at 9 a.m. at the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., Des Moines. The board’s b…

Iowa students selected for U.S. Senate Youth Program

Date: 
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Two Iowa students have been selected as delegates to the 55th annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) that will be held March 4- 11 in Washington, D.C.   Michael Moonjely of Coralville and Anuja Pharasi of Fairfield were chosen from across the state to be part of the group of 104 student delegates wh…

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