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Articles from 05/2014

Competency-based education: Next-level learning

Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Some say they learn best by reading. Others say they learn best by doing. For students who prefer the latter, the Cedar Rapids and College Community districts have joined forces to offer a non-traditional setting where the classroom has no walls, the coursework has no textbooks, and the grade level is not a consider…

State Board of Education welcomes new members

Thursday, May 15, 2014
The State Board of Education welcomed five new members today during its meeting in Des Moines. The new members are: Brooke Axiotis of Des Moines is a Civil Rights Specialist with the Iowa Civil Rights Commission. She is a member of the Iowa State Bar Association. Her community activities include the Salisbury House …

Early literacy: The pathway to a successful education

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
One of the goals of the Iowa State Board of Education is to ensure every child enters kindergarten ready to learn. But what does that mean? In a very basic sense, it means the child is prepared to transition from listening and speaking to reading and writing skills. To that end, early childhood literacy is the focus…

Symposium scheduled for teacher-leadership initiative

Monday, May 12, 2014
A symposium on a statewide education initiative designed to create teacher-leadership positions will be held Aug. 4 in Des Moines. This is the second Iowa Teacher and Principal Leadership Symposium in two years. With 39 school districts representing one-third of Iowa’s students preparing to kick off leadership pro…

Is your district ready for the Iowa Core?

Monday, May 5, 2014
A review of current Iowa Core Plans has revealed that there is substantial variation in both the intensity and focus of work toward full implementation. School leaders are reminded that Iowa Core work should be a priority at this time. Schools across Iowa should be fully involved at this point. High schools were req…

2014 Iowa Teacher of the Year heads to Washington D.C.

Thursday, May 1, 2014
Iowa’s 2014 Teacher of the Year, Jane Schmidt of Maquoketa, is in Washington, D.C., for National Teacher of the Year week. Thanks, Jane, for all you do for kids! Read more about Jane Schmidt.

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on February 24, 2018 at 4:01am.