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Articles from 04/2014

Summer: Romping, reveling and...reading

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Seven-year-old Alex Nimke works with a fellow student. An average student can backslide a full month on reading skills during the summer break. It may be even worse for some students on Individualized Education Programs. That’s not acceptable for Shaun Nimke. Her 7-year-old son Alex has come too far to lose a m…

Leave the slide on the playground!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Did you know students can back slide in their reading abilities by a full month during the summer break? Even worse: A student can lose 2.6 months in math skills in the same time period! Avoid the summer slide by joining the Council of Chief State Schools Officers’ summer reading and math challenges. Find a Boo…

From fax to facts: How data is forming education

Monday, April 7, 2014
Shelly Neese and Roger Petersen see data collected by the Iowa Department of Education as a pathway to the future. You don’t have to ask a school administrator whether the Iowa Department of Education asks for lots of data. It does. Sure, lots of the collected data meets the state and federal requirements to ensur…

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