Articles from May 2018


UI's Belin-Blank Center recognizes top Iowa high schools for Advanced Placement participation

Thursday, May 31, 2018
For the tenth consecutive year, George Washington High School in Cedar Rapids is the top Advanced Placement school in Iowa, according to the Iowa AP Index.

Where Do You Work Wednesday: Abby Pauley

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Happy “Where Do You Work?” Wednesday! This week meet alumna Abby Pauley (BA’12 Elementary Education, Reading and Language Arts specialization).

Iowa Student Loan offers $10,000 to support UI REACH

Wednesday, May 30, 2018
Iowa students seeking to meet career and college aspirations through the University of Iowa's REACH (Realizing Educational and Career Hopes) program will receive needed support thanks to a contribution from Iowa Student Loan.

College of Education faculty use art, counseling to help Latinx students thanks to Carver grant

Monday, May 21, 2018
A nearly $90,000 Carver Charitable Trust grant secured by three University of Iowa faculty is using counseling, art, and leadership to improve a group of Iowa students’ sense of wellbeing and help administrators better meet marginalized students’ needs.

In the news: College of Education brings advanced science education to rural areas

Monday, May 21, 2018
Atlantic Middle School is working with the College of Education to not only get kids excited about STEM but to help rural students learn about the value of college through the STEM Excellence and Leadership program. “I’ve seen some students make 180-degree turnarounds in terms of their classroom attitude and behavior,” says science teacher Andrea Reilly, a UI College of Education alumna. Read the...

"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Maideli Garcia

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Meet alumna Maideli Garcia (BA ’15 Elementary Education, reading endorsement).

In the news: Does a focus on STEM mean losing sight of other skills?

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
STEM education has gained prominence in the past decade. Iowa’s STEM initiative has a budget of $5.4 million this year, with the bulk of that to be spent on STEM programming, teacher professional development, school-business partnerships and statewide IT certification. But with all of the emphasis on STEM, other academic fields have been diminished, educators said. College of Education Assistant...

Commencement speaker Christina Crowley encourages students to see the humanity in others

Monday, May 7, 2018
Christina Crowley’s biggest lesson she learned while at the University of Iowa? Why building relationships is so important.

The Way I Teach: Henry Hartzler

Monday, May 7, 2018
Henry Hartzler (BA ’17) is an Environmental Education Primary Teacher with the Peace Corps serving in Nicaragua.

In the news: College of Education works with Iowa City school to boost student success

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Students from Kirkwood Elementary School in Coralville visited the UI's College of Education recently to learn about college life. They went on a tour of campus and talked with first-generation students, professors, and graduate students. Read the Iowa Now story about the Classroom to Campus AVID event, a program that teaches students about college and works to close the opportunity gap.