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Learning opportunities abound this summer

Date: 
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
The Iowa Department of Education is offering several learning opportunities this summer, ranging from a special education symposium to an English language institute to a Future Ready Iowa conference. Register today for the 14th Annual Our Kids Summer Institute to be held June 12-13. This year’s institute, which…

School behavioral assessment training available

Date: 
Monday, April 16, 2018
The Iowa Department of Education in collaboration with the Iowa School Safety Alliance will be hosting school behavioral threat assessment training that is part of developing comprehensive school emergency operations plans. The Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center, i…

Survey: What is the climate, culture at your child’s school?

Date: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Public school students from fifth through the 12th grade will be participating in a survey this spring that is meant to gauge school climate and culture. The survey, called Conditions for Learning, is part of the plan under the new federal law, Every Student Succeeds Act. School principals are required to administer…

Southeast Polk counselor named PBIS Person of the Year

Date: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Kara Buerger, a counselor at Centennial Elementary School in the Southeast Polk Community School District, has been named Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Person of the Year. Buerger, who has been a counselor at Centennial for 14 years, was recognized by the Iowa Department of Education's PBIS S…

Some math tools in honor of ‘awareness’ month

Date: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
April is Mathematics Awareness Month. In observance, we offer some great resources for you. Standards: Achieve the Core - Lessons that illustrate the focus, coherence, and rigor of the Iowa Core Standards. Instruction: Principles to Actions Toolkit - Resources focused on Effective Teaching Practices and Guiding P…

Some resources for ‘financial literacy’

Date: 
Tuesday, April 3, 2018
“Financial literacy” is a 21st century buzzword. But how often do we stop to consider what it means? Too many Americans aren’t educated enough in their personal finances to ensure a life without money problems. That’s why schools across the state are ramping up their efforts to teach students financial liter…

Principals: Hitting a home run (and more)

Date: 
Monday, April 2, 2018
As the teaching profession changed with the development of the Teacher Leadership and Compensation (TLC) system, so did the role of the principal. Instead of being the sole “instructional leader,” principals now have a team of leaders, with unique skill sets and abilities, to utilize as they work to improve student…

Tiny office, big opportunity

Date: 
Friday, March 30, 2018
ACE students working on the tiny office are responsible for completing the space on time, on budget, and to specification. MONTICELLO – A steel shipping container sitting outside the Jones County Regional Center in Monticello isn’t storing equipment or supplies. High school students are transforming …

Students completing career-technical programs have high employment rates, earnings

Date: 
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Students who earn career and technical awards from Iowa community colleges have higher rates of employment and higher earnings after program completion than other community college students who directly enter the workforce, according to an analysis of education, employment and wage patterns of Iowa community college gr…

Student state board member brings inequity to the forefront

Date: 
Thursday, March 29, 2018
Robert Nishimwe thought long and hard about whether he should apply for the student member of the Iowa State Board of Education. “I thought, ‘I don’t want to be on this board if I don’t have some kind of impact,’” he said. “It would have been a disservice to the students of Iowa. Their voices need to b…

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