Teachers http://iowapublicradio.org en Run Hide Fight http://iowapublicradio.org/post/run-hide-fight <p>Nearly 400 teachers in the Cedar Falls School District spent today learning&nbsp;some new&nbsp;options&nbsp;should they&nbsp;ever have to deal with&nbsp;someone with a gun in their classroom.&nbsp; The training was provided by the Cedar Falls&nbsp;Police Department and focused on updated protocols from the Department of Homeland Security. Fri, 13 Sep 2013 20:33:19 +0000 Pat Blank 29062 at http://iowapublicradio.org Run Hide Fight Education Reform from Teachers & Administrators http://iowapublicradio.org/post/education-reform-teachers-administrators <P>Governor Branstad has laid out his plan for paying and promoting the state’s teachers. Last week we heard the Branstad administration’s pitch for the plan. This week, we’ll talk with school administrators and teacher representatives for their view. Our conversation legislative show is live from the state Capitol Law Library.</P> <P></P> Mon, 04 Feb 2013 19:10:44 +0000 Clay Masters 14461 at http://iowapublicradio.org Education Reform from Teachers & Administrators New Tests for New Teachers http://iowapublicradio.org/post/new-tests-new-teachers <p></p><p>Starting next year, graduates&nbsp; of Iowa’s teacher preparation programs will be required to pass exams with a minimum score in order to get a license to teach.&nbsp;&nbsp; Iowa is one of the last&nbsp; holdouts in the country in <u>not</u> requiring&nbsp; testing of new teachers. &nbsp;But at a statehouse committee meeting&nbsp; today &nbsp;there were complaints that this year’s graduating seniors&nbsp; didn’t get enough advance warning. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 02:45:03 +0000 Joyce Russell 11894 at http://iowapublicradio.org New Tests for New Teachers The Recruitment of Teaching & Science Education http://iowapublicradio.org/post/recruitment-teaching-science-education <p>Earlier this year, the director of the Iowa Department of Education unveiled 13 recommendations from the state’s Task Force on Teacher Leadership and Compensation. The goal - to improve education in part through getting better teachers. This hour we talk with several people about how to improve education in the state, including Linda Fandel, a special assistant for education to Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad. We’ll also hear from two faculty members at Iowa State’s School of Education about their national recognition for preparing science teachers.<br> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 19:13:49 +0000 Ben Kieffer 11861 at http://iowapublicradio.org The Recruitment of Teaching & Science Education Iowa Educators Could See Pay Increase http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-educators-could-see-pay-increase <p><span style="font-size: 11pt; line-height: 115%; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial; ">Iowa teachers would see their base pay bump if new recommendations from an education task force are put into place. Iowa Public Radio’s Clay Masters reports.</span></p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 20:15:30 +0000 Clay Masters 9254 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Educators Could See Pay Increase