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Articles from 01/2018

National award underscores dedicated work of Iowa school districts

Date: 
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Iowa Department of Education Finance Team left to right: Denise Ragias, Jim Donoghue, Tom Cooley, Kassandra Cline, Janice Evans, Gary Schwartz and Bill Roederer. Not pictured: Carla Schimelfenig. Does the thought of balancing your checkbook or managing your budget make you cringe? Do you wish that special, mone…

New guide addresses needs of advanced learners

Date: 
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Addressing the needs of advanced learners in a multi-tiered system of support (MTSS) is the focus of a new guide that will be available to Iowa educators in April. The Advanced Learner MTSS Guide is to be used by classroom teachers in combination with professional learning to implement a MTSS system that challenges …

Director Wise convenes state team to recommend computer science standards for schools

Date: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
DES MOINES – Iowa Department of Education Director Ryan Wise today convened members of a new team that will review and recommend statewide standards for computer science education. The Computer Science Standards Review Team has been established as part of Senate File 274, which former Gov. Branstad signed into law…

Resources available for social studies standards

Date: 
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
In order to support implementation of Iowa's new social studies standards, the Iowa Department of Education has launched revised social studies webpages on IowaCore.gov. These webpages offer several resources for supporting the new standards. A few highlights include: You can view printable cards of the standards…

Register today for the 2018 Learning Supports Conference

Date: 
Wednesday, January 10, 2018
Registration is under way for a conference focusing on social-emotional learning and development.  Sponsored by the Iowa Department of Education, the March 2 conference will be held in Ames at Iowa State University’s Scheman Building. Preschool-through-12th grade educators are encouraged to attend. Strands…

Subgrants enable expanded services for homeless students

Date: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
The McKinney-Vento Homeless Education Act provides competitive subgrants to districts to expand services to homeless children, to create greater awareness and sensitivity of district and school staff about the ways to identify students who may be homeless, and to provide additional services to these children to increas…

MLK resources for your classroom

Date: 
Monday, January 8, 2018
Martin Luther King Jr. Day is one week off. Have your classroom delve into King’s legacy by exploring these resources. National Education Association http://www.nea.org/tools/lessons/mlk-day.html   Scholastic http://www.scholastic.com/mlkday/ Edutopia https://www.edutopia.org/article/resource…

When a student lacks access to communication

Date: 
Thursday, January 4, 2018
Those who are deaf/hard of hearing can face huge obstacles to education in Iowa Educators work with a student at an academy that’s for students who are deaf/hard of hearing. CHARLES CITY – Though the vast majority of students who are deaf or hard of hearing have no additional disabilities, an astounding …

Iowa Visiting Teachers from Spain Program

Date: 
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
The Iowa Visiting Teachers from Spain Program enables foreign teachers to have the opportunity to teach in an accredited primary or secondary school in the United States under a J1 Visa for up to three years, with a possible two-year extension. This provides local school districts and nonpublic schools the opportuni…

Looking at education through a different lens

Date: 
Tuesday, January 2, 2018
I have learned over the last two-and-a-half years as director of the Iowa Department of Education that this role has a rhythm. Summer provides time for reflection in the midst of a rush to close out the fiscal year. Fall focuses on the launch of a new school year and brings countless opportunities to spend time in scho…

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