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Articles from 04/2017

Law expands pathways to earning high school equivalency diploma

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Unemployment hits those without high school diplomas especially hard. Of the nearly 146,000 working-age Iowans without diplomas, a full 10.7 percent are unemployed. That’s compared to only 3.8 percent of those who hold at least a high school diploma. Going back to earn a diploma can represent an obstacle. There…

It all adds up in 'BizTown'

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
ALLEMAN - Few people would argue that two plus two equals anything but four. If comprehending that was the only requirement for being truly financially literate, life for most people might be pretty straightforward and fairly easy. But in reality, financial literacy is indeed much more than just basic arithmetic. …

It’s not just a PE class, but a classroom full of possibilities

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
If you are thinking of observing the Fifth Annual Every Kid Healthy Week, you might do well to visit Mark Jungmann’s physical education class. That’s because Jungmann, who teaches at West Elementary in North Polk Community School District, takes PE to a whole new level. On one particular day, the gym was tran…

Director Wise: Ever-changing world: Let's pause for thought

Monday, April 3, 2017
Being late usually carries negative consequences. However, in Thank You For Being Late, Thomas Friedman turns tardiness into opportunity. He uses an instance in which a friend was running behind to reflect upon a rapidly changing world. Friedman highlights several trends impacting education and the workforce in this…

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