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Second career? Use your degree, work experience to become a teacher

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Thursday, June 30, 2016
The teacher intern program is an approved licensure program in Iowa to encourage second-career adults to enter the teaching profession in a secondary content area. There are two programs in Iowa: the Regents Alternative Pathway to Licensure, which is a collaborative program that includes all three regents universiti…

‘Today marks the beginning of what’s to come’

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016
The best of the best will share their stories on aligning education with business and industry today at the Iowa STEM School+Business Innovation Conference. Organized by the Iowa Governor’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Advisory Council, the conference aims to equip attendees with the kno…

Working towards a ‘Future Ready’ Iowa: Different paths lead to success

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Key education, workforce, industry and community stakeholders came together this week to better align services through an integrated and efficient workforce delivery system during Iowa’s first joint Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) conference. Sponsored by WIOA core partners – Iowa Workforce Devel…

Program expands opportunities for Iowa’s immigrant population

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Monday, June 27, 2016
There were two things that Jonas Mayoke Ndeke didn’t think of when he was granted a permanent U.S. resident visa: his lack of English skills and his now-meaningless advanced degrees. Ndeke, a native of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, had been a medical doctor in his country. In Waterloo, however, he was faci…

Iowa school, community college get ‘Green’ honor

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Monday, June 27, 2016
An Iowa elementary school and community college were recognized as Green Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Secretary of Education and Managing Director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality. Spalding Park Elementary School in the Sioux City Community School District and Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo w…

Director Wise: School visits reveal determination, hard work

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Monday, June 20, 2016
I completed my final school visit of the 2015-16 school year last month. My travels took me to 56 school districts, all nine area education agencies, seven community colleges, two Catholic schools and the Meskwaki Settlement School.  These visits told a story of challenge, change and opportunity. I appreciated …

Summit inspires students to be ‘future-ready’

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Thursday, June 16, 2016
Perry student, Jaqueline Guardado, hopes to someday study architecture while continuing to play soccer. Jaqueline Guardado always knew she wanted to go to college. It is something that her hard-working parents, both manual labor factory workers, instilled upon her at a young age. Simply put – they wanted more…

Meet one of 'Our Kids'

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Thursday, June 16, 2016
Stephen Wonbenyakeh possesses the clear-eyed gaze of someone who has experienced adversity and overcome it. When he speaks, he seems wiser than his 20 years of age would suggest. Now a graduate of Valley High School in West Des Moines, Stephen is a keynote speaker at the 2016 Our Kids Summer Institute and is sharing…

English learners: The journey toward excellence

Date: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Imagine a classroom filled with eager students, whose homelands span the globe and who desire, nearly above all else, to receive an exceptional education. Couple that with a passionate, dedicated, enthusiastic teacher. Welcome to Joanna Farrell’s English as a Second Language (ESL) class at Valley High School in West …

New science standards: Learning from educators who have implemented them

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Monday, June 13, 2016
Educators from across Iowa this week will learn about putting new science standards into practice during the Science Standards Immersion Institute in West Des Moines. Iowa’s new science standards are based on the Next Generation Science Standards, which all states can consider adopting and adapting to meet their need…

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