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Articles from 01/2014

A better way to student teach?

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Two Iowa colleges have been chosen to collaborate with the Iowa Department of Education on a pilot project designed to explore whether there are better ways to deliver the educational experience to student teachers. The University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls and Dordt College in Sioux Center will share in a $1 m…

Iowa’s Teacher of the Year supports Iowa Core

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Thursday, January 16, 2014
It’s an average day in Jane Schmidt’s eighth-grade literacy classroom. Well, as average as you can get in a classroom headed by the 2014 Iowa Teacher of the Year. “Let’s examine today’s standards, or expectations,” Schmidt tells students as soon as they are seated. They cast their eyes to the wall be…

Iowa students selected for prestigious United States Senate Youth Program

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Edgar Thornton, a senior at Iowa City High School. Pablo Haake, a junior from Davenport Central High School Two students have been selected as delegates to represent Iowa in the annual United States Senate Youth Program. Pablo Haake, a junior from Davenport Central High School, and Edgar Thornton, a senior at …

The latest on RtI: A new name

Date: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
An effort to implement Response to Intervention in schools statewide is continuing under a new name. Leaders from the Iowa Department of Education, Area Education Agencies, and school districts recently agreed to rename this effort Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS). “Both RtI and MTSS essentially mean the …

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