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Articles from 02/2016

African American students thrive at this Iowa high school

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Monday, February 22, 2016
Principal Ralph Plagman’s vision is crystal clear: Deliver a great education to everyone. It’s clear to see that Cedar Rapids’ Washington High School holds the distinction that its African American students far outperform the state average: Seventy-four percent of Washington's African American studen…

Enhancing the performance of beginning teachers

Date: 
Monday, February 22, 2016
A new website designed to expedite a new teacher’s learning curve is seeking volunteers - both new and experienced - to participate in a pilot study. The Iowa Teacher Performance Assessment provides beginning teachers and mentors a structured process for looking at teacher practice that makes teachers active playe…

Iowa team to review literacy standards

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Friday, February 19, 2016
DES MOINES – Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise today announced the members of a state team that will review Iowa’s academic standards for literacy. The Literacy Standards Review Team represents the second phase of an ongoing state process for reviewing Iowa’s academic standards, which also cover …

Teacher blogs about Iowa’s standards

Date: 
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Veteran educator Jane Schmidt, the director of professional growth and student learning in the Maquoketa Community School District, is a strong voice of support for the Iowa Core, also known as the Iowa standards. She dedicated her 2014 Iowa Teacher of the Year role to speak at schools throughout the state about the me…

Register for the Future Ready Iowa Summit

Date: 
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
One of Iowa’s biggest challenges is closing the skills gap: While there are more jobs in thriving industries, there aren’t enough workers with the right skills to fill them. This hampers economic growth.   Finding solutions will be the focus of the April 19 Governor’s 2016 Future Ready Iowa Summit at…

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