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Articles from 02/2018

Applications sought for next Iowa Teacher of the Year

Date: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Applications are being accepted for the 2019 Iowa Teacher of the Year. The deadline to nominate is April 27. The award is an opportunity to recognize an exceptional Iowa teacher who is helping redefine education. Nominations will be accepted from anyone, including students, parents, school administrators, colleagues…

Knocking down barriers to success: students with disabilities

Date: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
The staff of Gilbert Intermediate School were honored for their work with students with disabilities. Left to right: Lindsey Beecher, Carrie Clark, Kim Petersen, Amy Griffin, Carla Turner and Kristy Danilson. Students present unique challenges to teachers. But those challenges can be exacerbated amo…

Competition heats up for culinary, hospitality state championship

Date: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
High school students from across the state converged on the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines today in hopes of becoming the next Iowa ProStart Invitational champions in culinary arts and restaurant management. Hosted by the Iowa Restaurant Association Education Foundation, the Iowa ProStart Invitational provides a v…

This program makes dollars – and sense

Date: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
There’s more than lessons on the line when it comes to Anna Wolvers’ classroom. Teacher uses business model, expediting her students’ learning MARSHALLTOWN – When Anna Wolvers starts class, she gets down to business. So do her students. That’s because Wolvers, a special education teacher in Ro…

Next Gen Personal Finance Payback Challenge

Date: 
Monday, February 26, 2018
Next Gen Personal Finance is offering a contest with a game called PLAYBACK that could win students and schools big prizes. The deadline to register is midnight on March 23. Check out the following four steps: Teachers Register Intent: Complete the short (1minute) form to reserve your spot. With the PAYBACK …

Johnston High School's Financial Literacy Journey

Date: 
Thursday, February 22, 2018
The Johnston Community School District began a journey to provide its students with quality financial literacy learning. Financial literacy surfaced as a focus from our community roundtable conversations, as well as the new Social Studies standards. Discussions focused on potential benefits of a full semester course…

Knocking down barriers to success: economically disadvantaged students

Date: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
The staff of Sergeant Bluff-Luton High School were honored for their work with students who come from low socio-economic backgrounds. Ninety-four percent of those students are proficient in reading and math at the school, compared to the statewide average of 68 percent. Left to right: Justin Smith, Ken Frie…

FFA: Growing future leaders (and not just on the farm)

Date: 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Iowa FFA members at the 33rd Iowa FFA Legislative Symposium and FFA Day at the Capitol. Today’s modern agricultural industry demands students enter the field with the technical knowledge learned through strong career and technical ag education, leadership skills, and hands-on learning. It’s a lot to ask, bu…

Money Smart Kid essay contest applications due March 16

Date: 
Monday, February 19, 2018
The Iowa Bankers Association is once again sponsoring the annual Money Smart Kid Essay Contest in 2018. Iowa students in grades 7-11 are eligible to participate in the contest, in which one student will be named the 2018 Money Smart Kid and will receive a $1,000 award to put toward their college savings. This yea…

Knocking down barriers to success: Hispanic students

Date: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
The staff of Carlisle High School were honored for their work with Hispanic students. An impressive 98 percent of that population at Carlisle High are proficient in reading and math. Left to right: Bryce Amos, Matthew Blackmore, Emery Lopez, Megan Merino, Kari Murray and Seth Poldberg. Students pres…

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