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Communicating the importance of attendance in any language

Date: 
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Editor’s note: It stands to reason that when a student is absent, the child isn’t learning. For students who are chronically absent – defined as being out of class 10 percent or more – the effects can be academically devastating, potentially jeopardizing the success they could have in both school and life-time …

Postsecondary readiness website updated with new data

Date: 
Thursday, November 16, 2017
The Iowa Department of Education has updated a state website that serves as an indicator of how well-prepared students are for success in postsecondary education and training upon graduation from public high schools in Iowa. Iowa’s Postsecondary Readiness Reports, a website launched earlier this year, provides stu…

Personalized approach to attendance improves academics, too

Date: 
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Editor’s note: It stands to reason that when a student is absent, the child isn’t learning. For students who are chronically absent – defined as being out of class 10 percent or more – the effects can be academically devastating, potentially jeopardizing the success they could have in both school and life-time …

Governor, Lt. Governor highlight how Iowa’s teacher leadership system is making a difference

Date: 
Tuesday, November 7, 2017
Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg today announced two new reports that show how Iowa’s Teacher Leadership and Compensation System is changing the nature of the teaching profession in the state. Reynolds and Gregg were joined at a news conference by Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise and 2017 Iowa…

Relationships crucial to combating absence in Muscatine

Date: 
Friday, November 3, 2017
Editor’s note: It stands to reason that when a student is absent, the child isn’t learning. For students who are chronically absent – defined as being out of class 10 percent or more – the effects can be academically devastating, potentially jeopardizing the success they could have in both school and life-time …

Iowa student will moderate nationwide ‘Vietnam’ webinar

Date: 
Thursday, November 2, 2017
NASHUA – A Nashua-Plainfield Community School District senior has been selected to co-moderate a PBS panel focusing on the Vietnam War that will be streamlined live Nov. 8 across the nation. Caleb Lines will be joined by Lynn Novick, who co-directed alongside Ken Burns The Vietnam War, an acclaimed PBS documentary…

Director Wise: 21st century goals, 21st century vision

Date: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Last month I mentioned the five big issues most on my mind this fall, which included submission and implementation of Iowa’s Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plan, adoption of a new statewide assessment, the release of the Future Ready Iowa recommendations, the development of the Computer Science work group recommen…

Customer-service approach results in attendance gains

Date: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Editor’s note: It stands to reason that when a student is absent, the child isn’t learning. For students who are chronically absent – defined as being out of class 10 percent or more – the effects can be academically devastating, potentially jeopardizing the success they could have in both school and life-time …

References, best practices available to foil chronic absence

Date: 
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Attendance in school matters because kids need to be in school to learn. Children who miss 10 percent or more of the days they should be in school - for any reason - are considered chronically absent. Children who are chronically absent from school are at risk of falling behind, which can hurt their chances of success …

One teacher’s journey from STEM to SpEd

Date: 
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
Industrial technology educator gets hooked on inclusion, helping find passions

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Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on November 21, 2017 at 2:58pm.