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Register for 2016 Our Kids Summer Institute

Date: 
Friday, April 29, 2016
Register today for a conference designed to improve achievement among English language learners. The 2016 Our Kids Summer Institute, sponsored by Heartland Area Education Agency, is scheduled for June 16-17 at Waukee High School in Waukee. The institute will provide participants with the opportunity to network wi…

Take our survey on Iowa's literacy standards

Date: 
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
A survey is open through May 13 to Iowans who want to weigh on the state’s current literacy standards for students in kindergarten through the 12th grade. Iowa’s academic standards are the subject of ongoing review as part of the Governor’s Executive Order 83. The literacy standards outline learning expectatio…

Branstad, Reynolds, Wise announce full participation of Iowa’s 333 school districts in Teacher Leadership and Compensation system

Date: 
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Announcement made prior to kick-off of Governor’s 2016 Future Ready Iowa Summit Today, at the Administration’s weekly press conference, Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds joined Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise and Superintendent of the Webster City Community School District and Nor…

Register today for Iowa science standards summer institutes

Date: 
Friday, April 15, 2016
To launch the second year of a four-year Iowa science standards implementation process, the Iowa Department of Education is sponsoring grade-alike science institutes in June.   With national and state science education leaders, participants will engage in three-dimensional science learning experiences and will…

TLC survey now open to Iowa teachers and administrators

Date: 
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
All public school teachers and administrators in Iowa are encouraged to provide feedback on opportunities for collaboration, professional development, career advancement, and perceived quality and effectiveness of Teacher Leadership and Compensation (when applicable). The survey links are specific to school district…

Developing a TLC program that (really) works

Date: 
Monday, April 11, 2016
Above: Norwalk leaders and educators talk about the Teacher Leadership and Compensation program that they have put together. As the third round of school districts in earnest begin their training for implementing their Teacher Leader Compensation (TLC) programs in Des Moines this week, they would do well to drop…

Education Director Ryan Wise: Schools are doing great things

Date: 
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Simply stated, my job rocks! Not only am I surrounded by dedicated professional at the Department of Education, each week I’m privileged to visit schools across Iowa. One emerging theme is that Iowa educators are increasingly making important connections for their students beyond the classroom walls. They are brea…

Getting to the A, B, C’s of effective literacy instruction

Date: 
Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Rhonda Carpenter, a Reading Recovery teacher, works with a student one on one. It’s no small wonder that the importance of being proficient in literacy has taken center stage in Iowa’s schools. The emphasis on third grade literacy isn’t random: it’s a time when students begin reading to learn, as oppose…

Veteran board member reflects on education

Date: 
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Rosie Hussey, a veteran member and past president of the Iowa State Board of Education, reflected on her 13 years of board service. Hussey has been described by fellow board members as a "steady voice for education in Iowa" and was credited with helping a formerly divisive board work together years ago. Hussey was hono…

Iowa’s top teachers honored

Date: 
Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Front Row: Wade Petersen, Louise Fleming, Scott Slechta, Gail Heninger, Benjamin Chadwick Back Row: Curtis Martinek, Ricky Brooks, Education Director Ryan Wise, Gov. Terry Branstad, Alicia Schiller, Lynne Bleeker, Shannon Harrison McLaughlin Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise, Gov. Terry Branstad a…

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