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Articles from 12/2014

To the top of the class

Monday, December 29, 2014
Grinnell school named best for IEP education delivery Cherrill Oxenford was hesitant. OK, perhaps even more than hesitant. Her new principal, Jeff Kirby, decided they were going to change things up at Davis Elementary in Grinnell. That included, among other things, bringing together general and special education stu…

Teachers may qualify for $4,000 award

Thursday, December 11, 2014
First-year educators who are teaching in designated shortage areas are encouraged to apply for awards of up to $4,000 through the Teach Iowa Scholar Program. The awards, which can be received up to a maximum of five years, are designed for new teachers who are in their first contract with an Iowa school. They had to…

Iowa students chosen for prestigious U.S. Senate program

Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Joshua Hughes Jack Hostager Two students have been selected as delegates to represent Iowa in the annual United States Senate Youth Program. Joshua Hughes, a senior from Interstate 35 High School in Truro, and Jack Hostager, a senior from Hempstead High School in Dubuque, each will receive a $5,000 s…

Education director pens note to parents

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
In an open letter to K-3 parents, Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck addressed the importance of a statewide effort to improve children’s literacy skills. Dec. 9, 2014 Dear Iowa parents, Reading is essential to your children’s success in school and in life. In Iowa, we are working to make sure…

USDA recognizes Iowa Department of Education for summer lunch program

Monday, December 8, 2014
Iowa Department of Education Consultant Stephanie Dross holds a certificate of recognition the department received from the USDA for its work on increasing participation in the summer food program. To the left are Education Director Brad Buck and Bureau Chief Ann Feilmann. The Iowa Department of Education was r…

Q & A with Iowa’s 2015 Teacher of the Year

Friday, December 5, 2014
Clemencia Spizzirri, a native of Ecuador, has taught Spanish at Merrill Middle School in the Des Moines Public Schools for five years. She helps needy children and families understand the power of a high-quality education and works to cultivate culturally aware students. She also works to ensure that children learning …

Iowa Learning Online’s spring, summer registration opens

Monday, December 1, 2014
Iowa Learning Online’s registration for the spring and summer semesters is now open. There is no cost to school districts and course lists are available here. The spring semester starts Jan. 5 and ends May 8. Late registration is open until Jan. 13. The summer semester is from May 18 to July 17. As courses and ser…

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