When Kathie Danielson first walked into Des Moines’ Hoover High School, it was the fall of 1974. Then, she was a student teacher. When she walks out of Hoover in a few months nearly 44 years later, she’ll be retiring as principal.
In Principles to Actions, the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) calls for the implementation of tasks that “promote reasoning and problem solving” (p. 10) as one of eight “research informed teaching practices” (2014, p. 7).
There aren’t too many school districts that can boast they have plunged bullying and harassment by 79 percent. OK, there’s only one school district that can lay that claim: Dubuque Community School District.
Eleven Iowa teachers were recognized during the Outstanding Iowa Teachers Recognition Luncheon today in Des Moines. Gov. Kim Reynolds, Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg, Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise and Iowa Department of Education Bureau Chief Linda Carroll presided over the luncheon.