Dr. Voss was awarded the UNI Educational Leadership Legacy Award at a short ceremony on May 19th. Members of the UNI Ed Leadership faculty presented Dr. Voss with a plaque and gift congratulating him on his accomplishments and his commitment […]
Article by Hudson Herald staff Spanish teacher Dawn Frye received an award recently she never saw coming. It walked right through her Hudson high school classroom door on April 20, brought by co-sponsors, the R.J. McElroy, Trust and KWWL, who […]
On May 11th, at the Senior Awards Assembly, the Hudson Educational Fund awarded 41 scholarships to 35 deserving students for a total of $23,650. Thank you to our generous HEF donors who continue to impact the futures of so many […]
submitted by Mrs. yoder The high school newspaper, THE PIRATE PRESS, was named 2nd in the state by the Iowa High School Press Association. THE PIRATE PRESS, which was 1st in the state for the 2014-2015 school year, fell just […]
submitted by mr. haskovec The Hudson 7th and 8th grade completed another fantastic year of National History Day. All students in the 7th and 8th grade dug deep for primary resources that would help bring their project alive. The students […]
This April, the entire eighth grade class spent a day out at University of Northern Iowa. Students met with admission counselors and learned about the unique programs and opportunities that UNI and other colleges offer. The eighth grade students were […]
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Education in Iowa Public Schools
Dr. Anthony D. Voss, Superintendent of Schools
This is why it's time to eliminate averages & move toward a standards/skills based model of learning. #edchat pic.twitter.com/MwqWIxQhId— Dr. Justin Tarte (@justintarte) July 10, 2016
How about the other students in this class? Do you think these grades reflect what they actually have learned, or do they instead reflect something else?
In Hudson we are rather fortunate to have our Homework Policy, which in many ways mitigates the variances that can occur when youngsters don't turn in homework. To remind everyone, homework isn't optional at Hudson. If a student doesn't complete their work, they stay after school and finish it. Nevertheless, this policy isn't a silver bullet!
As we prepare to begin a new school year in a few weeks, I encourage you to have a discussion with your child's teachers regarding their grading practices. Ask them how the homework policy applies in their room. Remember, the homework policy doesn't become effective until students reach the fifth grade.
Until then, enjoy the rest of your summer!