School http://iowapublicradio.org en Decoding Dyslexia http://iowapublicradio.org/post/decoding-dyslexia <p>Thanks to new legislation, a definition of dyslexia will now be included in the Iowa Code.&nbsp; The neurological condition, which often runs in families, causes individuals difficultly with learning to read, write and spell.</p><p>The law is the result of strong advocacy from a number of groups, including the parent-lead, grassroots organization <a href="http://www.decodingdyslexia.net/">Decoding Dyslexia</a>. DD aims to bring attention to educational intervention for dyslexic students.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 18:51:03 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 38860 at http://iowapublicradio.org Decoding Dyslexia Acts of Kindness http://iowapublicradio.org/post/acts-kindness <p>Host Charity Nebbe celebrates acts of kindness by interviewing the people whose lives have been positively affected by others.</p><p></p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 20:13:07 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 33940 at http://iowapublicradio.org Acts of Kindness Raising Girls http://iowapublicradio.org/post/raising-girls <p>From Cinderella to Miley Cyrus our girls grow up in an environment rich in images of femininity.&nbsp; Host Charity Nebbe gets insight into the challenges and dangers girls face as they grow and how the media influences their development.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 17:46:53 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Sarah Boden 30401 at http://iowapublicradio.org Raising Girls Social Studies and Civics, Football Concussions and Athletics http://iowapublicradio.org/post/social-studies-and-civics-football-concussions-and-athletics <p>As students prepare for classes, the social studies classroom in Iowa’s public schools might be a little different than it was when you were in school. Today on River to River, we talk about the modern social studies classroom with the Iowa teacher that won a 2013 American Civic Education Teacher Award.&nbsp; And as high school football practices are starting, we talk with a coach that’s using new technology to assess concussions in athletes.</p><p></p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 15:23:42 +0000 Ben Stanton 27318 at http://iowapublicradio.org Social Studies and Civics, Football Concussions and Athletics Iowans React to School Shooting http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowans-react-school-shooting <p></p><p>The Branstad administration as well as school districts all over the state are reacting to Friday’s school shootings in Connecticut.&nbsp;&nbsp; One official&nbsp; is&nbsp; encouraging schools to review their security procedures.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; But the governor and key lawmakers aren’t jumping to any conclusions about needed legislation to prevent such a tragedy here. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 02:03:41 +0000 Joyce Russell 12161 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowans React to School Shooting Combating Bullying of Gay Youth in Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/combating-bullying-gay-youth-iowa <p></p><p></p><p>Same sex marriage is legal in Iowa and it appears to be gaining acceptance. A Supreme Court justice who was part of the ruling that paved the way for same-sex marriage was retained in a heated campaign this year. But advocates for gay teens say bullying is still a problem in schools.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Dec 2012 05:23:30 +0000 Clay Masters 12115 at http://iowapublicradio.org Combating Bullying of Gay Youth in Iowa