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Articles from 09/2018

Iowans invited to give input on children’s mental health services in October

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Thursday, September 27, 2018
DES MOINES – Iowans are invited to provide input on children’s mental health needs at regional listening posts scheduled statewide beginning Oct. 2. The listening posts will be hosted by Iowa’s area education agencies on behalf of the Children’s System State Board established by Gov. Kim Reynolds through Exe…

Learning the (business) ropes in school

Date: 
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Marketing and entrepreneurship expert Ann Stewart will be presenting at the Iowa Business Education Convention, which kicks off on Sept. 30 at the Holiday Inn and Suites in Urbandale. She is a teacher from Smyrna, Tenn. After working for 25 years in the high-tech industry, Stewart turned her attention to education a…

Iowa’s teacher leadership system empowers teachers, impacts student achievement

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018
New reports show school districts are gaining ground in student achievement, teacher retention Iowa’s Teacher Leadership and Compensation (TLC) system continues to strengthen the teaching profession and improve classroom instruction, with a significant increase in school districts reporting they met local goals fo…

Register for Healthy Choices Count Summit

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Registration is under way for the Healthy Choices Count Summit, held at Des Moines University on Oct. 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Experts working across the state in schools, child care, out-of-school programs, health care and communities will gather to share ideas to support healthy choices where Iowans live, work, le…

October is Healthiest State Month!

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Monday, September 24, 2018
Healthiest State Month is a fun, informative way to engage Iowans in the 5-2-1-0 Healthy Choices Count! campaign. This proven, scientific method helps keep kids healthy by focusing on the importance of good habits. Each week will be dedicated to each of the four numbers in 5-2-1-0. Oct 1-7: 1 hour of physical act…

Changing lives for the better

Date: 
Monday, September 24, 2018
Author Mahtab Narsimhan is quoted as saying, “A good education is the greatest gift you can give yourself or anyone else.” This sentiment rings particularly true for the 36 million adults in the United States who struggle to read, write, do math, and use technology above a third grade level. To bring awareness t…

When coursework is relevant, students thrive

Date: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Roxanne Heimann WATERLOO – The “Aha!” moment. According to Merriam-Webster, it is a moment of sudden realization, inspiration, insight, recognition or comprehension. Roxanne Heimann, an oral communications instructor at Hawkeye Community College, had hers while reading over a former student’s take-home …

Study: Workers can get high-demand jobs quickly, with a few noncredit classes

Date: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
DES MOINES – A new report shows that Iowa workers seeking high-demand jobs can quickly acquire the skills and training needed to enter growing industries without having to earn two- and four-year degrees. The report, released by the Iowa Department of Education in partnership with Iowa Workforce Development, detai…

Teaching Iowa history? Here is a great resource

Date: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Looking for a great way to teach Iowa history? A treasure trove of primary sources from the State Historical Society of Iowa and Library of Congress is available online. There are now 40 Primary Source Sets of photos, videos, maps and documents ranging from the Iowa Territory to the Civil War to 20th century achieve…

Ankeny teacher named History Teacher of the Year

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Kimberly Meller-Angus, a social studies teacher at Northview Middle School in Ankeny, has been named the 2018 Iowa History Teacher of the Year. Meller-Angus has taught American history for 12 years and has been with the Ankeny Community School District since 2014. Her focus in the classroom has been teaching with me…

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