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Articles from 05/2017

Director Wise announces Computer Science Education Work Group

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Friday, May 26, 2017
Members will convene May 31 in Des Moines DES MOINES – Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise today announced a new advisory group to address critical issues in expanding computer science opportunities for students statewide. The Computer Science Education Work Group was established as part of Senate F…

Outgoing Teacher of the Year: A new perspective

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Monday, May 22, 2017
Scott Slechta In the last year, Scott Slechta has traveled river to river in Iowa, and coast to coast in the country. But far beyond the accumulated mileage on the 2016 Teacher of the Year, Slechta is ending his tenure a changed educator. “I was in a true comfort zone with my students as I taught them rhet…

Debt-free, dual degrees: It’s not a pipe dream for some

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Thursday, May 18, 2017
Valley High School seniors (F-B) Evan McKinney, Blake Richards, and Madison Stoakes, are three of six Valley seniors who have earned their associate degrees before graduating from high school. WEST DES MOINES – Six high school seniors from Valley High School will already have college degrees in hand when they…

Cracking the Code

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Monday, May 15, 2017
State-supported sector partnerships are helping Iowa communities tackle critical IT worker shortages. It’s hard to believe that in today’s technology-driven culture there is a shortage of people interested in high-tech careers. With jobs in computing growing at twice the rate of other types of jobs, and virtuall…

Federal Title Programs (I,II, III) regional meetings

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Monday, May 15, 2017
Due to some changes in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the Iowa Department of Education will be holding a series of regional meetings to provide initial guidance.  Public and nonpublic schools may participate in any of the regional meetings. Department program leaders from our Title progra…

Department seeks assessment bids

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Friday, May 12, 2017
The Iowa Department of Education will be soliciting bids for a new statewide assessment, the annual test that school children take to show progress and proficiency. That’s in accordance with legislation passed during the 2017 legislative session that directed the Department to seek bids, called requests for propos…

State Board of Education adopts new social studies standards

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Thursday, May 11, 2017
Board accepts state team’s recommendations DES MOINES – Members of the State Board of Education today adopted new statewide social studies standards following an Iowa-led writing and review process that began more than a year ago.  The new standards represent the first update to Iowa’s social studies s…

Register for July TLC conference

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Registration is under way for a Teacher Leadership and Compensation (TLC) conference which is designed to explore maximizing resources to impact teacher and student growth. The Fourth Annual Leveraging Teacher Leadership: An Institute for Teacher Leaders and Administrators will be held in Des Moines on July 13. T…

Advisory: State Board of Education meets Thursday

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017
DES MOINES - The Iowa State Board of Education’s next regular meeting will take place on Thursday, May 11, at the Grimes State Office Building, 400 E. 14th St., Des Moines.   A work session will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the second-floor State Board Room, followed by the business meeting at 9:30 a.m.  &nb…

Schools honored for PBIS efforts

Date: 
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Director Ryan Wise congratulates schools who have done well with PBIS. Seventy-five schools were recognized in Des Moines today for their work in establishing safe and supportive environments, enabling students to maximize their social emotional and academic success. The schools were recognized during the Io…

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