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PODCAST: Effective Grading Practices - A High School Teacher's Perspective

Listen as Brant Reif, a science teacher at Valley High School, shares his perspective on implementing Effective Grading Practices with his students and families.

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WDMCS Teacher Awarded Prestigious Recognition

Read how putting relationships first earned Southwoods' Penning the Iowa Safe Schools Educator of the Year Award.


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