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Articles from 10/2013

Eight Questions for Iowa’s Teacher of the Year

Monday, October 28, 2013
Governor Branstad congratulates Jane Schmidt on being named the 2014 Iowa Teacher of the Year. Jane Schmidt, an eighth-grade literacy and language arts teacher at Maquoketa Middle School, has been named the 2014 Iowa Teacher of the Year. Schmidt, a 33-year teaching veteran, serves as a teacher mentor at her sch…

Website changes: See what’s new

Thursday, October 17, 2013
Welcome to the Iowa Department of Education’s website, which has undergone some changes in an effort to meet a new standard for all state agency websites. These changes will result in a more functional and secure website. You’ll notice that our website has a different look now, but it is organized in much the sa…

RtI at work

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Educators at Van Meter Elementary pore over data as part of the school’s Response to Intervention commitment. From left, Janelle Thompson, Jenny Stephens, Brooke Gadberry and Ann Volk. If you think Response to Intervention, or RtI, is aimed only at struggling students, teachers at Van Meter Elementary School would…

Iowa students will tap their ‘Super Powers’ on Wednesday

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Middle school summit focuses on wellness training, Healthiest State Walk About 150 middle school students and teachers from across the state will learn how eating right and staying active bring out the super powers inside them at the annual Super Power Summit on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the State Historical Building, …

Power in numbers: Afterschool program unites minds, ambitions

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Teachers in Waterloo’s high schools were alarmed at what they were seeing: Too many students receiving special education services were getting into trouble outside school. “Some of the students on IEPs were being swept into the correctional system or becoming disengaged,” said Amy Alfrey, Waterloo’s special …

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