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Articles from 11/2014

Department websites offline over Thanksgiving holiday

Date: 
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Due to planned full electrical shutdown of State of Iowa servers, all Department of Education websites will be unavailable Thursday, November 27, 2014 through Sunday November, November 30, 2014. This outage is required for electricians to perform work on components impacted by a February building fire. During this shut…

District thrives with teacher leadership program

Date: 
Monday, November 24, 2014
Benton Community School District’s Superintendent Gary Zittergruen, left, poses with his teacher leadership team. Zittergruen is impressed with how quickly the district is seeing positive results through the teacher leadership program. The Benton Community School District’s teacher leadership program is wor…

Meet some of the state's top math and science teachers

Date: 
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
This year’s state finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching were asked what makes their teaching unique and successful in the classroom. Here are their answers. Tamara Bane, a former third-grade math teacher who is now a high school instructional coach at Winterset Se…

The Iowa Core and the IEP

Date: 
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Kim Siberski says the Iowa Core ensures her students are learning the same materials as other students. The Core-and-more battle cry in educating students on Individualized Education Programs turned to boots-on-the-ground reality this fall as teachers unpacked the Iowa Core in earnest. That’s because the Iowa…

Notice of Public Comment - Title I, Part A Waiver

Date: 
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
The Iowa Department of Education intends to request a one-year waiver of the Title I, Part A regulatory provision that prohibits a state from approving as providers of supplemental educational services (SES) schools identified for improvement, corrective action, or restructuring and local educational agencies (LEAs) id…

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