high school http://iowapublicradio.org en "Big" Ideas at an Innovative Iowa School http://iowapublicradio.org/post/big-ideas-innovative-iowa-school <p>Most high school classwork goes unseen after it’s graded, but a group of teachers in Cedar Rapids is trying to change that. Today on <em>River to River</em> - host Ben Kieffer takes a look at <a href="http://bigideasgroup.org/" target="_blank">Iowa BIG</a>. This group is a project-based school that gets students out of the classroom, working on projects with a lasting impact on the community... projects including investigations on so-called cancer-causing products, gender bias, robotic prosthetics, and wastewater treatment.</p><p></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 19:29:48 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 39515 at http://iowapublicradio.org "Big" Ideas at an Innovative Iowa School Sexual Education In Iowa http://iowapublicradio.org/post/sexual-education-iowa <p>How sexually active is your teen? It turns out that 34% of Iowa high school students are currently sexually active. So what do you know about the sex-ed being taught at your kids’ school?<br><br>In the first part of our program, host Ben Kieffer learns about a nationally recognized sex education program that many Iowa schools use, which focuses on the financial impact of having a child. Then we broaden the discussion to find out what’s being taught in Iowa’s public schools and Catholic schools. What’s appropriate? What’s effective at preventing teen pregnancy?</p><p></p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 18:18:44 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Emily Woodbury 27586 at http://iowapublicradio.org Sexual Education In Iowa Iowa's Education Department Seeks Funding for Online Classes http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowas-education-department-seeks-funding-online-classes-0 <p></p><p></p><p>The Iowa Department of Education is seeking state funding to expand on-line education for high school students. The Department is now operating what’s called “Iowa Learning Online” with federal funding that’s expiring.</p><p>State Education Director Jason Glass says the program is serving students who aren’t doing well in traditional classrooms.</p> Wed, 02 Jan 2013 13:44:26 +0000 Dean Borg 12773 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa's Education Department Seeks Funding for Online Classes