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Articles from 04/2018

Southeast Polk counselor named PBIS Person of the Year

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Kara Buerger, a counselor at Centennial Elementary School in the Southeast Polk Community School District, has been named Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Person of the Year. Buerger, who has been a counselor at Centennial for 14 years, was recognized by the Iowa Department of Education's PBIS S…

Some math tools in honor of ‘awareness’ month

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
April is Mathematics Awareness Month. In observance, we offer some great resources for you. Standards: Achieve the Core - Lessons that illustrate the focus, coherence, and rigor of the Iowa Core Standards. Instruction: Principles to Actions Toolkit - Resources focused on Effective Teaching Practices and Guiding P…

Some resources for ‘financial literacy’

Tuesday, April 3, 2018
“Financial literacy” is a 21st century buzzword. But how often do we stop to consider what it means? Too many Americans aren’t educated enough in their personal finances to ensure a life without money problems. That’s why schools across the state are ramping up their efforts to teach students financial liter…

Principals: Hitting a home run (and more)

Monday, April 2, 2018
As the teaching profession changed with the development of the Teacher Leadership and Compensation (TLC) system, so did the role of the principal. Instead of being the sole “instructional leader,” principals now have a team of leaders, with unique skill sets and abilities, to utilize as they work to improve student…


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