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Articles from 06/2016

New science standards: Learning from educators who have implemented them

Monday, June 13, 2016
Educators from across Iowa this week will learn about putting new science standards into practice during the Science Standards Immersion Institute in West Des Moines. Iowa’s new science standards are based on the Next Generation Science Standards, which all states can consider adopting and adapting to meet their need…

Special education: What was, what is, and where we need to go

Monday, June 13, 2016
This is a question-and-answer with Dr. Donald Deshler, a keynote speaker at the Special Education Symposium in Des Moines. Deshler is a distinguished professor emeritus of special education and the former founder and director of the Center for Research on Learning at the University of Kansas. Deshler has served o…

Modernization of career and technical education under way

Friday, June 10, 2016
Members of the State Board of Education today adopted state rules for career and academic plans that school districts must develop to help students prepare for success in college and the workforce. The rules represent the first step in the implementation of House File 2392, which was signed into law on May 26 to mod…

Advisory: State Board of Education retreat is June 9-10

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
The Iowa State Board of Education’s annual retreat will take place on June 9-10 at Des Moines Area Community College, 2006 South Ankeny Blvd., in Ankeny. View a copy of the complete agenda with attachments.

Iowa Learning Online fee announcement

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Iowa Learning Online (ILO) has offered free, online courses since its launch in 2004. With the end of our scale-up appropriation, ILO will transition to a fee-based funding model. The Department of Education will charge an enrollment fee of $250 per student, per semester course in the fall semester of 2016.  IL…

Here are some work-arounds on English language learner assessments, placement

Monday, June 6, 2016
While the English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21) consortium works through some delays in both the availability of ELPA21 score reports and a new placement screener, here is some guidance for exiting and screening English language learners to minimize disruption in your school districts. …


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