high school http://iowapublicradio.org en Homework's Role in School http://iowapublicradio.org/post/homeworks-role-school <p>Homework can be a source of frustration, tears, and sleepless nights. Most kids hate it and parents curse it. Today on Talk of Iowa, how homework has changed since you were a kid and what it has to offer today.</p><p>Host Charity Nebbe talks with Joye Walker, K-12 Math Curriculum Coordinator for Iowa City Schools, Haley Moehlis, an English Teacher at Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, and Deb Linebarger, Associate Professor of Education at the University of Iowa.</p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 16:37:12 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Emily Woodbury 39815 at http://iowapublicradio.org Homework's Role in School "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