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Iowa Press: School Safety and Emergency Preparedness

posted on December 26, 2012 at 9:17 AM

Four R's.  Now it's reading, writing, arithmetic and refuge. The Newtown, Connecticut, school massacre has focused the nation's attention, and the world's too, on school safety.  Most schools in America already forbid guns or anything that looks like a gun and schools also restrict and monitor who gets inside.  But leaders and parents too are asking if that is enough.  IPTV's Iowa Press asked Iowa Homeland Security... Read More

Education Reform in Iowa

posted on September 7, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Education reform can turn out to be a controversial topic in Iowa. The debate, of course, is not whether schools should change the status quo but rather how school reform should happen. Higher teacher pay, more training, and finding a better means of assessment were just a fraction of what was discussed at the Iowa Teacher and Principal Leadership Symposium that was held at Drake University on August 3, 2012. During the symposium a number of... Read More

Iowa Outdoors in the Classroom

posted on December 15, 2011 at 3:50 PM

Iowa Outdoors in the Classroom
Iowa Outdoors focuses on outdoor recreation, environmental issues, conservation initiatives, and Iowa’s natural resources. From giant caves that sprawl for miles underneath the surface of Iowa, to birds rebounding and thriving from near extinction in the state, to outdoor physical activities that can help promote a healthy, physical lifestyle for your students, Iowa Outdoors offers something for every one. Though the series is meant for... Read More

Iowa, Did You Know?

posted on September 9, 2011 at 3:15 PM

Iowa, Did You Know?
How is education reform currently happening in Iowa?Over the summer, Governor Branstad invited teachers, administrators, and state leaders, to the Iowa Education Summit, a two day conference held with the purpose of opening up a dialogue about education reform in the state. Keynote speakers included U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan; New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie; and Standford University Professor, Linda Darling-Hammond; among... Read More

21st Century Teaching and the Future: What Iowa’s Teacher of the Year Has to Say

posted on August 25, 2011 at 12:00 AM

21st Century Teaching and the Future: What Iowa’s Teacher of the Year Has to Say
Growing and learning as educators is a message that Iowa’s 2011 Teacher of Year, Molly Boyle, wants to get across to teachers. “Our world is continually changing, and education needs to do its best to keep up with these changes,” said Mrs. Boyle. “If teachers aren’t willing to grow and adapt, then they will fall behind.” Read More

Defining Online Learning

posted on August 25, 2011 at 12:00 AM

Defining Online Learning
What does online education mean? Is it a solitary experience, where students sit in front of their computers and complete the tasks asked of them? Is it a student in Clarinda who is taking a virtual course at a distance? Or is it something else. Read More

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