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Articles from 05/2015

Learning the best practices in social studies education

Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Don't miss the Iowa Department of Education’s Best Practices in Social Studies Institute on June 29-30 at the State Historical Museum of Iowa in Des Moines. The event is free for any K-12 social studies teacher in Iowa. The institute will include Iowa Holocaust survivor David Wolnerman as part of the Echoes and Re…

Summer conference spotlights standards implementation

Friday, May 22, 2015
Registration is under way for a two-day conference June 22-23 in Des Moines focusing on high-impact learning for students, ranging from standards-based grading to effectively putting Iowa’s statewide academic standards into practice. The Iowa ASCD Summer Institute at the Iowa Events Center will include sessions on…

Jane Schmidt: Educator, life learner, road warrior

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Jane Schmidt reflects on her 15,000-mile sojourn through all of Iowa’s 99 counties as the 2014 Teacher of the Year. If you live in Iowa, Jane Schmidt has an entry in her journal about a visit to your county. That’s because the outgoing 2014 Teacher of the Year has visited all 99 counties during her reign, r…

Making money matter to young Iowans

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
If you were offered $10 today, but given the option to instead receive $11 in a year, what would you do? See more photos the Financial Literacy Summit. You would come out ahead if you chose to receive $11 in a year. That’s because if you had chosen the $10 and invested it at 5 percent, you would have only $10.5…

Advisory: Branstad, Reynolds, Department of Education to host Iowa Financial Literacy Summit on Tuesday

Monday, May 4, 2015
Gov. Terry E. Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education will host the Iowa Financial Literacy Summit on Tuesday, May 5, at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines. The purpose of the summit is to help Iowans understand the important role of financial literacy in education, to raise public awa…

Seniors’ hard work pays off on College Decision Day

Friday, May 1, 2015
When you think of College Signing Day, your mind most likely goes to high school athletes choosing which university or college team they will be joining in the fall. But there is another College Signing Day afoot: A smattering of high schools throughout Iowa are celebrating their seniors who have chosen to go to colleg…

Registration opens for literacy summit focused on young students

Friday, May 1, 2015
Registration is under way for a two-day literacy summit sponsored by the Iowa Department of Education July 29-30 in Des Moines. Titled Quality Literacy: All Teachers, All Tiers, All Learners, the summit’s focus will be on implementing research-based preschool-through-third grade literacy efforts. There will be opp…

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