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Articles from 10/2017

Customer-service approach results in attendance gains

Date: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Editor’s note: It stands to reason that when a student is absent, the child isn’t learning. For students who are chronically absent – defined as being out of class 10 percent or more – the effects can be academically devastating, potentially jeopardizing the success they could have in both school and life-time …

References, best practices available to foil chronic absence

Date: 
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Attendance in school matters because kids need to be in school to learn. Children who miss 10 percent or more of the days they should be in school - for any reason - are considered chronically absent. Children who are chronically absent from school are at risk of falling behind, which can hurt their chances of success …

One teacher’s journey from STEM to SpEd

Date: 
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Industrial technology educator gets hooked on inclusion, helping find passions

Registration under way for Emerging Educators Conference

Date: 
Monday, October 23, 2017
Register for the Third Annual Emerging Educators Conference to be held in Indianola on Jan. 22. The conference, called New Year’s Resolution for Effective Educators, is aimed at first- through third-year teachers as well as mentors, facilitators, instructional coaches and administrators. College-level juniors and …

Governor honors Iowa Careers in Energy

Date: 
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation today recognizing Oct. 16-20 as Iowa Careers in Energy Week. The week, which coincides with the National Careers in Energy Week, builds awareness about the careers available in today’s rapidly changing and growing energy field. With influences in science, engineering, financ…

When a teacher-leader returns to the classroom

Date: 
Monday, October 16, 2017
GILBERT – As Jenni Pudenz was approaching a decade-and-a-half of teaching, she started questioning what she wanted to do for the next 20 years. It is a sentiment that many teachers face in their careers. For some, they leave the profession. “I knew I was looking for a change,” Pudenz said. “I was asking, …

Beyond nuts and bolts. Safety, with heart.

Date: 
Thursday, October 12, 2017
School buses are queued up and ready for inspection. Vehicles that transport children must undergo official inspection twice a year. Newton’s laws of motion are clearly visible every time a school bus driver starts the ignition and steps on the accelerator. What isn’t clear is that the principles of physics…

Harvesting deeper-level thinking

Date: 
Monday, October 9, 2017
Vegetables grow in abundance in the school’s garden. GILMORE CITY – Gilmore City-Bradgate Elementary school has planted some seeds for success. OK, they have planted a lot of seeds. Across an acre-and-a-half, there are vegetable gardens and fruit orchards. A chicken coop houses four friendly egg-bearing …

The young tech crowd

Date: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Students from 10 different area high schools take college-level computer programming and networking classes as part of a computer programming career academy offered at DMACC Ankeny. How do you grow the next generation of high-tech workers for the in-demand technology jobs Iowa employers are struggling to fill? …

Learn about good-paying jobs

Date: 
Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Though manufacturing jobs across the country have become more technical, employers say the workforce hasn’t kept up, creating a skills gap where good-paying, in-demand jobs go unfilled. To build awareness of this growing field and the job opportunities available, school districts, employers and community colleges …

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