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Articles from 02/2019

Register today for March 28 wellness conference

Monday, February 11, 2019
The Iowa Department of Education invites schools from across the state to attend the School Wellness Conference on Thursday, March 28, in West Des Moines. Sessions will highlight successful school wellness initiatives in Iowa schools, the impact of wellness on academic success, strategies to engage key stakeholders, an…

Celebrating Career and Technical Education

Thursday, February 7, 2019
Iowa students filled the rotunda of the Capitol today to increase awareness of career and technical education (CTE) programs and show how these innovative programs are preparing students for success in college and careers. Today’s CTE consists of programs that integrate technical, academic and employability skills…

An Integrated Approach to School Wellness at Northstar Elementary

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
The school environment plays a fundamental role in shaping lifelong healthy behaviors. An integrated school, parent, and community approach can enhance the health and well-being of Iowa students. This can be found at Northstar Elementary, part of the Knoxville Community School District, where they have established prac…

When did your district last have a Teacher of the Year?

Tuesday, February 5, 2019
Since its inception in 1958, the state has had over 60 educators singled out for the honor of Teacher of the Year. Look back over the years to see who has received this honor and what districts were represented. And to that end, we are looking to add to that list. Nominations are open for the 2020 Teacher of the Yea…

What every educator (and student) needs

Friday, February 1, 2019
Connections. It’s a word that conjures up different meanings depending on the context. In a school setting, connections – and, specifically, the right connections – are critical to both the student and teacher. That’s the consensus among educators attending the Emerging Educators Academy at Simpson College. …


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