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Articles from 05/2016

Director Wise: Enthusiasm grows for TLC

Date: 
Monday, May 9, 2016
Iowa Education Director Ryan Wise (left) has traveled the state seeing how districts are implementing their Teacher Leadership and Compensation systems. This past month marked a major milestone in the development of Iowa’s Teacher Leadership and Compensation (TLC) system. With full participation from every…

Iowans named Presidential Scholars

Date: 
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Three Iowa students have been named U.S. Presidential Scholars. Left to right: Sonali G. Durham, Sarah Gao, and Joseph L. Tibbs Sonali G. Durham, a senior at City High in Iowa City; Sarah Gao, a senior at Cedar Falls High School; and Joseph L. Tibbs, a senior at Iowa Falls High School, were named today by U.S…

Notice of Public Comment - ESSA Speaking and Listening Waiver for the Statewide Assessment

Date: 
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
The Iowa Department of Education intends to request a waiver pursuant to section 8401(b) of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), of section 1111(b)(3)(C)(ii) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 (NCLB), that Iowa’s assessment system measure…

Planting ideas

Date: 
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Hands-on gardening sprouts fruitful lessons for today, tomorrow Science teacher Sandy Booker works with students to ensure the right plants are identified correctly. MASSENA – Ideas are growing big at the CAM Community School District’s middle school. Literally. Those ideas take root in a greenhouse o…

Iowa’s high school graduation rate continues to climb

Date: 
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Iowa’s high school graduation rate has increased for the fifth year in a row while dropout rates continue to fall, according to figures released today by the Iowa Department of Education. State data show 90.8 percent of students in Iowa’s Class of 2015 graduated within four years. Graduation rates …

Getting help for students with mental health illness

Date: 
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Every student faces challenges as they grow into becoming an independent adult.  For those living with mental health challenges, it is even more difficult.  Mental illness can impact a student’s education, their ability to learn, to work and to form relationships.  Research tells us that early identifi…

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