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Articles from 07/2017

Parents: What will your child be expected to learn this year?

Friday, July 28, 2017
With the new school year right around the corner, parents have an opportunity to learn what their children will be expected to learn thanks to updated parent guides. The parent guides are designed to let parents know what their children should know at each grade level as outlined by Iowa's academic standards, known …

State expands concussion management

Thursday, July 27, 2017
The Iowa Department of Education, in partnership with the Iowa Department of Public Health, is rolling out Concussion Management Guidelines for Iowa Schools. These guidelines expand recommendations currently available through a community-based model for concussion management called REAP. REAP stands for Remove/Reduce, …

Grant takes aim at adult education, literacy programs

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
The Iowa Department of Education’s Division of Community Colleges and Workforce Preparation is exploring the possibility of creating a network of certified tutors to work one-on-one with adults who are unable to proficiently read, write and speak. Thanks to an AmeriCorps Planning Grant, the Department will look in…

Imagine what summer school could be. Council Bluffs did.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
Sandra Day visits with a student about her reading assignment during summer school at Longfellow Elementary in the Council Bluffs Community School District. The exact origins remain a mystery, but the concept of “It takes a village” is widely believed to have roots in an  African proverb. That’s wher…

Districts: data-system training begins July 25

Monday, July 24, 2017
The state of Iowa is transitioning to a new statewide data system for K-6 literacy through FASTBridge Learning. To help school districts, comprehensive training will be provided beginning July 25 through the end of October consisting of webinars followed by regional face-to-face trainings. Because this training is c…

Muscatine man wins prestigious adult-education award

Friday, July 21, 2017
Jason Walker, an adult education and literacy instructor at Muscatine Community College, is the recipient of the 2017 Archie Willard Adult Education and Literacy Educator of the Year. Walker was given the award in front of his colleagues and peers during the statewide Adult Education and Literacy Conference this week. …

It’s never too late to return to education. Just ask Liz Smith.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Liz Smith Educators, administrators and professionals are gathering in Ankeny this week to network, self-invest and learn best practices at the Iowa Building Your Future with Adult Education and Literacy Conference. These individuals provide guidance, support and encouragement to the thousands of Iowans who tak…

Adult education, training: A foundation of performance leads to long-term success

Monday, July 10, 2017
This is a question-and answer with Mike Fazio, the keynote speaker for the Iowa Adult Education and Literacy Summer Conference, Building Your Future with Adult Education, to be held in Ankeny, July 18-20. Fazio is the founder and CEO of Workforce180, a national workforce training and consulting organization, focused…

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