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Articles from 06/2017

The 'lollipop' moments of your life

Thursday, June 29, 2017
Lollipop has long been my least favorite word in the English language. It’s not that I have anything against lollipops. In fact, I love them. But the word sounds strange. So I avoid it. The Benton Community School District Ed Camp, however, changed what comes to mind when I hear the word lollipop. Instead of that …

A holistic approach to college, career planning

Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Waterloo middle school students learn about career opportunities in digital graphics and the importance getting off to a strong start as high school freshmen. WATERLOO - Before breaking for the summer, 500 eighth-grade students from all four Waterloo middle schools gathered at the Waterloo Career Center located…

Work partnerships pick up steam in Iowa

Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Work is going strong in the development of partnerships across the state that includes the private sector, area education agencies, community colleges and school districts to provide effective, efficient, and economical means of delivering high-quality secondary career and technical education programs. A total of 15…

Iowa issues RFP for new statewide assessments in 2018-19

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
DES MOINES – The Iowa Department of Education today announced a request for proposals to select new statewide assessments of student progress in English language arts, mathematics and science starting in the 2018-19 school year.  The Department is seeking bids for new assessments, as well as a vendor to provi…

Second draft of Iowa’s ESSA plan released for public review, feedback

Friday, June 16, 2017
Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise today announced that the second draft of Iowa’s state plan for meeting the federal Every Student Succeeds Act is available for public review and comment.   “This draft plan ties together and builds on Iowa’s collaborative education reform efforts under way t…

103-year-old teacher reflects on education

Thursday, June 15, 2017
BOONE – Caroline Owen first started teaching when Franklin D. Roosevelt first took office. Yes, that was 1932. And yes, Mrs. Owen is doing fine, thank you very much. The 103-year-old personifies the passionate educator, even though it's been nearly 40 years since her retirement. “It is so important to be pati…

Summer food programs: Filling a need

Thursday, June 8, 2017
Children and families enjoy the sprayground before receiving lunch through the West Des Moines Community School District Summer Food Service Program at Legion Park. “If you build it, they will come,” a quote many may recognize from the movie Field of Dreams. Set in rural Iowa, the film explores a farmer’s…

Advisory: State Board of Education's annual retreat is June 8-9 in Ankeny

Tuesday, June 6, 2017
The Iowa State Board of Education’s annual retreat will take place on June 8-9 at Des Moines Area Community College, 2006 South Ankeny Blvd., in Ankeny. The retreat begins at 9 a.m. on Thursday, June 8, in the Eldon Leonard Board Room of the Borgen Administration Center (Building #22) on campus. The retreat w…

Director Ryan Wise: What I've learned from visiting 100 Iowa school districts

Thursday, June 1, 2017
I have a spectacular view from my office in Des Moines; I overlook Iowa’s State Capitol and the World War II Memorial Plaza. This, however, isn’t my only view of the state. As I near the end of my second year as director of the Iowa Department of Education, I have now visited 100 of Iowa’s more than 300 public sc…

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on May 25, 2018 at 1:12pm.