Articles from July 2018


"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Kate Koenig

Happy “Where Do You Work?” Wednesday! This week meet alumna Kate Koenig (BA ’06 Elementary Education), who is the elementary school principal at Rabat American School in Rabat, Morocco.

Fitzke analyzes parental involvement and student success

Parental involvement facilitates collegiate success for their offspring. This is the conclusion of an analysis done as part of a white paper written by Kayla Reed-Fitzke, assistant professor in Couple and Family Therapy.

In the news: The nation's top private schools are dropping AP courses. But Iowa schools are adding more.

Many private schools are dropping AP courses, but Iowa schools are adding more to help students prepare for success across the state of Iowa. Expanding AP access to students is solidified each year in a ranking of Iowa public and private schools by the University of Iowa Belin-Blank Center in the UI College of Education. Read the Des Moines Register story here.

"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Heather Buckley

Happy “Where Do You Work?” Wednesday! This week meet alumna Heather Buckley (BA ’03 Elementary Education, ’12 Principal Licensure).

In the news: Shifting science standards move away from memorization, focus now on skill development

Alumna and Noyce Scholar, Magdaly Santos, is committed to teaching science in high-need areas. 

"Where Do You Work?" Wednesday: Lisa Stevenson

Happy “Where Do You Work?” Wednesday! This week meet alumna Lisa Stevenson (BA ’95 Elementary Education, MA ’04 Educational Administration, Ph.D. ’14).

In the news: Professor researching bands at FM prison

Mary Cohen, head of music education, seeks to transform society's attitudes about prisoners through a choir and songwriting workshop at Oakdale, the Iowa Medical and Classification Center.