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Articles from 05/2017

Teachers take care of students. Who takes care of the teachers?

Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Those who have flown with children have heard the flight attendant’s safety instructions: In an emergency, the adults should put on their oxygen masks first. “That analogy to self-care, that we can only help those after we help ourselves, is helpful at a basic level,” said Leora Wolf-Prusan, keynote speaker at…

Iowa Lakes Community College honored for ‘green’ initiatives

Thursday, May 4, 2017
Iowa Lakes Community College was named a 2017 Green Ribbon Postsecondary Sustainability Awardee today by the U.S. Department of Education. The college is among 45 schools, nine school districts, and nine postsecondary institutions across the nation being recognized for their promising practices to conserve resources…

Keeping kids on their (learning) toes during summer

Tuesday, May 2, 2017
Igniting children’s passions, imaginations make the break a great academic experience Teacher Angela Lange works with one of her students. BOONE – Angela Lange has a sort of love-hate relationship with the summer break. Sure, she loves the time off. But she hates what summers can do to her students: Stud…

Law prioritizes computer science in schools

Monday, May 1, 2017
Working to get high-quality computer science courses into the classroom is the focus of legislation that was signed into law today. More photos from press conference. The legislation is designed to meet a growing need for 21st century skills and to ensure students graduate from high school ready for further educa…

Director Ryan Wise: A defining moment in Iowa education

Monday, May 1, 2017
Okay, I’ll admit it. I’m a bit of a nerd. As a former social studies teacher, wonky policy details excite me. Executive orders issued by presidents and governors often fall in this category: items that are of interest to a subset of the population, which may grab headlines for a moment and then quickly recede into …


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