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When a teacher-leader returns to the classroom

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Monday, October 16, 2017
GILBERT – As Jenni Pudenz was approaching a decade-and-a-half of teaching, she started questioning what she wanted to do for the next 20 years. It is a sentiment that many teachers face in their careers. For some, they leave the profession. “I knew I was looking for a change,” Pudenz said. “I was asking, …

Iowa Department of Education announces winning bid for new statewide assessments

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Thursday, September 28, 2017
DES MOINES - The Iowa Department of Education today announced the winning bidder for new statewide assessments of student progress in English language arts, mathematics and science to be given in the 2018-19 school year. A formal notice of intent to award was issued naming a proposal from American Institutes for Res…

Gov. Reynolds proclaims Sept. 24-30 Iowa Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

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Thursday, September 21, 2017
Increasing the number of Iowans with credentials needed for in-demand jobs is key to Future Ready Iowa success DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation recognizing Sept. 24 – 30 as Iowa Adult Education and Family Literacy Week. The week, which coincides with the National Adult Education and…

Iowa educators named state finalists for nation's highest honor in math, science teaching

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Four Iowa educators have been named state finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The two math finalists are: Rachel Giesmann, high school teacher at Mediapolis High School, Mediapolis Maria “Gabby” Granadillo, middle school teacher at McKinley Middle Sch…

Iowa Department of Education submits ESSA plan to U.S. Department of Education

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Monday, September 18, 2017
DES MOINES – After more than a year of development, collection of feedback and revision, the Iowa Department of Education on Monday submitted to the U.S. Department of Education its plan for meeting requirements of the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.  ESSA, a reauthorization of the Elementary and Sec…

Iowa’s History Teacher of the Year named

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017
A fifth-grade teacher from Pella has been named the state History Teacher of the Year. Rebecca Helland, who teaches at Jefferson Intermediate School, was named by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History after being recommended by an Iowa Department of Education committee. The institute’s mission is to pro…

Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise named NASBE Policy Leader of the Year

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Thursday, September 7, 2017
Ryan Wise, the director of the Iowa Department of Education, has been named the National Association of State Boards of Education’s (NASBE) 2017 Policy Leader of Year. Wise, who has been Iowa’s education chief since 2015, was nominated by State Board of Education Member Brooke Axiotis, who is a member of NASBE…

Third draft of Iowa’s ESSA plan released for public review

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Thursday, August 17, 2017
Iowans invited to comment through September 11; plan will be final next month DES MOINES – Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise today announced that the third draft of Iowa’s state plan for meeting the federal Every Student Succeeds Act is available for public review and comment. Iowa’s plan will be…

Advisory: State Board of Education to hold conference call meeting on Aug. 16

Date: 
Monday, August 14, 2017
DES MOINES – The Iowa State Board of Education will meet via conference call on Wednesday, Aug. 16, at 2 p.m.   Members of the media and the public may listen to the meeting at the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., in Des Moines (2nd floor State Board Room) or dial in at the following number: 1-…

Report shows Iowa’s industry-driven sector partnerships on track

Date: 
Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Public-private efforts well-positioned to help grow state’s talent pipeline for in-demand jobs A new report shows Iowa is gaining ground in the expansion of sector partnerships, a key workforce development strategy designed to close industry-specific skills gaps in communities. Sector partnerships bring togethe…

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