Iowa teachers honored at event in Altoona

ALTOONA, Iowa (AP) — Some of Iowa’s top teachers will be honored at an event in Altoona.

The state Department of Education says 12 teachers will be honored Friday at the Outstanding Iowa Teachers Recognition Luncheon.

Iowa Teacher of the Year Jane Schmidt, an eighth-grade teacher from Maquoketa, will give the keynote speech.

The five teacher of the year finalists also will be honored, as well winners of awards for history and math and science teaching.

Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds also are scheduled to attend.

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